About Fran


Who am I?

I’m a graphic designer by trade, with an abundance of empty coffee mugs and post-its to prove it. You may have seen some of my branding work on the local artisanal market scene.

I began working on making about 10 years ago. Back then, I used to make statement pieces using semi-precious stones and various kinds of metals. Being exposed to and getting to work with jewellery design during my studies, I was fortunate enough to learn the basics and just run with it. For some time, I had stopped creating any sort of material because I fell out of love with the sort of pieces I was making; I wasn’t happy with the design direction and style. 

Over the years, I have made individual pieces for my friends and kept getting requests from them. Past clients also asked me when I was going to start making jewellery again. And I guess that’s how Frankly Bold was born.

Why did I start Frankly Bold?

In 2018, I decided to toy around with the idea of getting back to making statement pieces. Starting from scratch, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to create jewellery which reflected my own personal style. Following months of research and testing out various media, I found that polymer clay suited the look and feel I wanted to achieve. For the first time in a long time, I was really excited to get back into it.

What does it mean to be “Frankly Bold”? 

Frankly Bold was created for those that wander into the unusual, who are daring by nature and curious to experiment with the unordinary in life. Being Frankly Bold means you push the boundaries of the mundane and do not confine yourself to society’s notion of convention.