Who Is Chief Giddy Aunt?
Before she was a giddy aunt, Chief Giddy Aunt Nikki Johnston was a Fairy Queen.
Really. She was.
Long, long ago, last century, Nikki started one of the first fairy shops in Queensland, Fairies on the Downs , was called Fairy Queen NikkleTikkle and wore wings to work.
However Nikki wasn't always a Fairy Queen; she has worked in children's theatre, written children's books, told stories and taught preschoolers and adults. She has also worked and volunteered for Australian child health and safety charities. Her life has been a mix of the important things in life; education, child protection and health, with the other important things in life; fairies, story-telling and sparkly jewels. The unifying theme has been understanding and connecting with others through our stories.
In 2003 Nikki started online with Oh My Giddy Aunt, and as Chief Giddy she is responsible for designing the original Oh My Giddy Aunt Jewellery, working with other designing artists (and elves) and sourcing traditional keepsakes for the collection.
Chief Giddy Aunt Nikki loves bringing jewellery and keepsake ideas to life. She has been doing it for a very long time and is pictured here with one of the first recorded examples of very early design. To the untrained eye it may look like a plumbing pipe off-cut, but to a very young Giddy Aunt, it was a truly glamorous bangle, specially designed for the grand occasion of a first school photo!