My Story


Hello and thank you for stopping by my little corner of the internet!

My name is Kayleigh and I create maximalist jewellery in my home studio in the seaside town of Tramore, Co. Waterford. I live with my lovely boyfriend Vez, two gorgeous doggos, Nuala & Oscar, and one very grouchy cat named Hank.

For as long as I can remember I have always been into crafts and making things - my favourite show as a kid was Art Attack!
I definitely get my love for crafts from my Mum – she can take her hand to anything. She even makes some earrings for Phat Poly like the Crochet Earrings and Beaded Earrings
(defo check them out – they’re amazing!)

So why earrings huh??

I have always been drawn to statement and colourful earrings but I suffer from sensitive skin and struggled to find pieces that didn’t hurt my ears. A little frustrated and in need of some epic earrings, I decided to make custom earrings for myself. After months of research and practice, something special began to take shape and I knew there were other women out there who needed them too!


I design each pair firstly by drawing the design on my iPad and figuring out the textures, shapes and sizes. I then quickly get to work making these visions into a reality. I use different lightweight materials (which is important for sensitive ears) such as polymer clay, brass and acrylic. Each pair are made by hand which is slow, fine-detailed work that requires patience and passion, but when I proudly hold up a gorgeous, finished pair of earrings - all the effort is worth it! 

Phat Poly makes you stand out from the crowd by creating daring, fun & colourful jewellery and I hope knowing they were handcrafted with love as part of a small batch makes you feel even more special.

True to the origins of Phat Poly, my earrings are eye-catching and fabulous while being suitable for sensitive ears. They are light, hypoallergenic and really comfortable to wear. As a jewellery designer, this is really important to me and I’m always greatful to hear my customers say they’re the most comfortable earrings they’ve ever worn.

It makes my heart happy to see so many amazing women rocking my jewellery. I am so greatful and it inspires me to keep creating, to try new things and to take risks.

So get on it - stand out from the crowd and be remembered for the woman who wore those amazing earrings!!