I established my jewellery brand under my own name in 2018 after completing the renowned DCCI’s Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills and Design Course in Kilkenny. Originally from Wexford, I made Kilkenny my home, set up a small studio and began to make jewellery for everyday wear. My earlier studies in history of art and sculpture at NCAD influence my design process in combination with my love of ancient handcrafting techniques. Simple geometric forms, mixed metals and intricate textures are common threads throughout my collections.
The minimal style that has become synonymous with my jewellery brand is inspired by working directly with materials in the workshop. I take inspiration from the world around us, from natural patterns and forms found in nature. Geometric shapes are assembled and then contrasted with patterns imprinted into metal. As one of the ancient universal languages, we can see geometry all around us if we take a moment to look. Rooted in the past, through the use of the ancient skills developed through time by our ancestors, the jewellery honours our history. I aim to make pieces that will stand the test of time, made to be worn and loved everyday.
Each of the pieces of jewellery I make is strongly considered from the materials used to the design and way it is made. I use eco silver and 100% recycled gold sourced from an independent Irish supplier of precious metals. The best quality chains and findings are sourced from European suppliers. This jewellery is made in a sustainable small batch method and handcrafted with care using traditional goldsmithing techniques.
Packaged in all recycled or recyclable materials made from FSC certified products. The jewellery is packaged in a branded black box. The card insert used to hold the piece of jewellery secure has a velvety topcoat made from viscose, which is a natural by-product from wood production.
The FSC mark guarantees that all materials come from an FSC forest, where no more wood is cut down than the forest can reproduce. This means better protection of the animal and plant life, and all foresters have proper training, safety equipment and a decent wage.