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The hands and heart behind Wood With Words

Hello everyone, I'm Joni and I am the designer behind every pretty little thing you see on this website.

With so many things made 'offshore' these days, you're probably wondering where your items are coming from, and whether it aligns with your values to support us.

Our little family live in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I'm a mum to two kidlets - that's me with sweet Miss Z on her first birthday. I have a background in Commerce and Marketing, a weakness for almond mocha, and I love meandering through farmers' and craft markets where you would find me on many a weekend. 

When you purchase from us, you know you're holding in your hands something that is designed and made right here in Australia. I also support and source from other small Australian businesses for components such as earring hardware, my 100% recycled paper earring cards, packaging material and so on. Together, we can grow a sustainable movement where families and microbusinesses like ours can flourish to feed back into the community.

I have always been happiest when I lose myself in creativity. I have worn several hats over the past two decades  - a language teacher, marketing manager, graphic designer, and an event stylist for 9 years. I'm proud to say that being a mum - my favourite role yet -  is the inspiration behind Wood With Words. My children are a constant reminder to me that we need to be kind to each other, to spread light and positivity and to do all things with love. I hope this radiates through all that you might find in my store.

Wood With Words is an online store. The collections you view is my showroom. I take extra special care in the photography (which I also do myself) so that you see the quality and detail in the finish.

Wood With Words is also proud to be an approved Community Supporter of Wildlife Victoria. Early this year, we raised funds for bushfire relief through the sales of a custom-designed pin. A new initiative will be announced soon for 2020/2021, please follow us on our socials for updates. 

Thank you once again for dropping by. I look forward to delighting you with my designs.

J xo