Bonnie Bling, the innovative acrylic jewellery and fashion accessory business built up by graphic designer Mhairi Mackenzie, continues to grow from strength to strength.
First featured here on ScotBuzz three years ago, the company with jewellery items celebrating Scottish patois has charmed with creativity, style – and wit.
The range includes Highland Cow enamel badges, a Peely Wally Ghost Pendant, and cheeky necklaces and brooches featuring Scottish slang words such as Bawbag, Blether, Gallus and Yaldi.
Bonnie Bling fashion items have attracted a celebrity audience including Lana Del Ray, Olly Murs, Amelia Lily, Usain Bolt and even Sir Elton John.
Shortly after launch Bonnie Bling won the prize for best new product in the jewellery category at their first ever Scotland’s Trade Show.
In June 2012 Bonnie Bling was one of the finalists in the Scottish Fashion Awards Accessories Designer of the Year.
The company has created custom pieces for various customers including the Riverside Transport Museum, Caithness Horizons, Mary at House of Fraser and the X Factor.
The micro manufacturing base was initially set up on the Isle of Bute on Scotland’s West Coast, creating local jobs in a rural economy, and utilising the company’s very own laser cutting machine that was crowd funded, via Bloom VC, from over 100 supporters in 2012.
In 2015 Bonnie Bling relocated to new premises in Glasgow and Mhairi continues to design and make Bonnie Bling alongside getting to know her new baby girl!
With new additions the Bonnie Bling website is worth a visit for those ‘wee mindin’ Christmas gifts. Go to http://www.bonniebling.co.uk/collections/scots-slang.