Dadybones makes the DIY jewelry of your 90s rave dreams
Heavy hitters like Opening Ceremony and Nordstrom are hitting up Lola, designer and owner of dadybones, for her creations. Even though she’s working with larger corporations at this point in her career, she still stays true to her DIY roots. She talks with us about her future warehouse dreams and material searching below. Check it out!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Lola aka dadybones. I live in Los Angeles where I make jewelry out of my dreams! When I’m not making jewelry I’m usually out shooting my friends wearing my jewelry or out shopping around for new fun materials that tickle my fancy.
When did the idea to make jewelry out of pom pom balls come about? What’s the hardest and best part about being an entrepreneur?
I saw puff balls when I was out and got them because like why not? I had no idea what would come with any of it! The hardest part is balance. There’s a lot that goes into it you don’t realize until you’re in the midst of it.
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Your designs are all really simple and vibrant, kind of reminiscent of arts and crafts time for kids. Why do you think people like the jewelry you make?
Exactly! I hope that dadybones connects people with their inner child. Jewelry that people would love when they were little but still love to indulge in now. Because let’s face it, your childhood was probably the happiest, carefree time in your life. Why not revive that?
How do you want people to feel wearing your pieces?
Can you tell us a little about your creative process?
I love searching for different materials. I sit at my desk and play around with all the random materials that I collect and have fun with it!
Your work has been seen on people like Kacy Hill and Halsey — what do you hope is in store for dady bones’ future?
I know, so exciting! It’s really hard to say. Dadybones has grown so quickly and just stoked that this many people love it all as much as I do! I do dream about having a dadybones warehouse situation with a groovy group of people to work with.
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What staple wardrobe pieces do dadybones go best with?
Honestly, everything. It’s so awesome to see how other people wear my stuff. You can wear jeans and a t-shirt with some puff balls to spice it up, or really go funky and full force colorful. I’m very much into monochrome color blocking right now so that’s always a good choice.
Who are your biggest artistic influences and inspirations?
Elton John for sure – what a guy. I’m also starting to really appreciate 80’s Memphis art. I love the colors and shapes.