As a child, the owner and artist behind the clay jewelry brand Turkey Dimple, Shalain Gregson, loved to collect paint swatches from hardware stores. Her favourite colour – Turkey Dimple.
“I always said that if I had a creative business one day I would name it that and it suits my business perfectly,” Shalain explains.
The quirky online jewellery store came to life in 2014 after Shalain felt stuck in a corporate environment after the birth of her baby, and she desperately craved a creative outlet. “I have loved working with clay since I was a child and decided to try my hand at working with polymer clay. I started making jewellery and accessories for myself, people started noticing my creations and started ordering their own. It has basically just grown from there,” she adds. In fact, business was soon so good, that she quit her full-time job in to put all her time and effort into the Turkey Dimple online store.
Turkey Dimple is all about celebrating the everyday and having fun with your accessories. The products are meant to evoke happiness and fun and do just that. Some of the most popular products include the llamas, pinatas, doughnuts, and Avo studded earrings.
All Shalain’s products are handmade and she’s always busy working on new ideas. Fans can look forward to a brand new range of fridge magnets, coming soon. Oh, and when she has time, the creative Jozi-resident even makes custom orders. “My custom pet studs are the most popular requested custom items. People LOVE their pets,” Shalain says.
* Turkey Dimple also trade at markets including Kamers and the Linden Market. Happy Shopping!