A model shows off one of the Blether necklaces by Bonnie Bling, which has been shortlisted for a Scottish Fashion Award..

Fashion jewellery brand needs you to keep manufacture in Scotland.

There are just two days left to help up-and-coming jewellery company Bonnie Bling to make its dream of producing all of its quirky Perspex jewellery within Scotland.

The company, which has been shortlisted for Jewellery Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards which take place on Monday, has been using “venture catalyst” site Bloom that allows companies to set out a financial target and encourage high volumes of people to invest low amounts of money to help reach a specific goal.


Bonnie Bling set a target of £7,500 to buy a laser-cutting machine to allow it to create all of its designs in Scotland. It has already been pledged £4,712, 62% of its target, but now has just two days left to raise an additional £2,788.

In exchange for pledging money Bonnie Bling is offering gifts. Donations can be as small as £5 for which Bonnie Bling will give out a 5% discount code, or can be as large as £500, which founder Mhairi Mackenzie has dubbed “the big yin” and will give top pledges a custom set of jewellery, a T-shirt with an Och Aye slogan, a listing on the brand’s website and look book, invitations to Bonnie Bling events and a 20% discount card that will last for life.

Mackenzie is a former graphic designer and set up Bonnie Bling 18 months ago and has already had her jewellery worn by the likes of Lana del Ray and Amelia Lily and has worked on collaborations with companies such as Scottish fashion label Obscure Couture and The Riverside Transport Museum.

The brand offers custom designs but specialises in jewellery that uses Scottish slang phrases such as blether, baltic, blether, peely wally, quine and taps aff.

Mackenzie writes on Bloom that she has plans to expand her business outwith Sctoland and will target England, Wales, New Zealand, Australia and the US.

To help Bonnie Bling reach its target by pledging some money click here.