I’m Nadia, the Founder & Creative Maker behind tsom (This Side Of Me), a Melbourne based brand handcrafting unique accessories and homewares with innovative, low-impact materials.
I design with your style and conscience in mind, offering products with a difference…. for the seekers of unique and lovers of something different.
My creative approach embraces individuality with the belief that although we are unique perhaps, we are not all that different….
…. my hope is you discover a little bit of you in this side of me.
I am Russian by birth, Australian by choice, originally moving to Australia to complete a master’s degree in Arts and Media and along the way made Australia my home.
I have experienced a lifetime of adventures living and working in unusual and exciting places and it’s my creative side that lead me to start tsom in 2016.
With young children at home I began experimenting with polymer clay, immersing myself in a world of making and creating and selling polymer clay jewellery at local markets.
A new direction has begun in 2019….
tsom has expanded to offer cork leather jewellery, accessories and homewares…..
I am a hands-on maker. All my designs are created through experimentation with form, shape, colour, materials and techniques.
I believe in practical design and most of tsom’s pieces are created with practicality and problem solving in mind
… but most of all, I love delivering pieces that mean something to you…I consider it a profound gift to witness the moment a customer falls in love with a one of a kind, hand-made piece.