About Ornamental Things
Natalie Tischler designs jewelry for heroines and daydreamers, creating timeless pieces that have an authentic feel. She is inspired by bohemian ideas, bold women and living in the moment. Natalie is on a jewelry journey, exploring themes and process. Her methods include collecting, casting, polishing, riveting, rethinking and reworking objects into a line of jewelry that is pretty, romantic, and wearable. Ornamental Things jewelry will see a gal through her best adventures.
Natalie grew up in a small Texas town shopping garage sales, designing and sewing her own clothes, and daydreaming her way through school. She studied Art History at The University of Texas. She made jewelry as a hobby for twelve years before starting Ornamental Things in 2004 in Austin, Texas.
When I’m selling my jewelry, people ask what inspires me. Honestly? Everything. It sounds like such a cliché but we can’t help but be inspired by the world around us whether it’s art, architecture, the scale at the supermarket or a classic piece of vintage jewelry.
Folks also ask where I get my materials and how the jewelry is made. My style of jewelry making can best be described as assemblage. I get an idea in my head of what I want to create and I find the things to make it. When I can’t find the parts, I draw them and have them made with fun techniques like CAD, 3D printing and casting. It’s an adventure.
What’s most important to me is making something that speaks to you and makes you feel like a boss.