Contemporary scatter ring made using client's old diamond jewellery! jewellery
Here's some of the shiny pieces with lovely bright gemstones on the way to new homes this week! Sterling silver & lemon quartz earrings - silver, 18ct gold & Blue Topaz ring - silver, 18ct gold& Amethyst ring!
So lots of new pieces in the pipeline for this years craft Fair in the RDS. Here's a sneak peek at the minimal new range of pendants I've been working on... more versions on the way!
Thank you to everyone who came along to the annual Made in Kilkenny Exhibition in Butler House last week. For anyone who didn't make it this is one of the pieces I had on display, Forged 18ct yellow gold "Neume" ring. The theme of the show was "Rhythm in the making" so I took inspiration from the old Christian chanting music which was used simple square music notes called Neumes which were the pedecesor to the contemporary five-line staff notation.
As promised here's the new 18ct white gold Mechanical Flower Ring! This piece has a central 0.23ct brilliant cut diamond (Clarity VS1, Colour E/Rare White) and a small brilliant cut diamond pave set in each petal! (excuse the amateur snap)
Lovely bit of press for my Diamond Flower ring this spring. Just working on another version of this in the studio at the moment in 18ct white gold with a central brilliant cut diamond & a small diamond pave set in each of the petals... photos to follow in the next month or so!
Great to see this lovely ring a bit of press, 18ct white gold contemporary "Halo" ring with a 2.05ct Sapphire surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds featured in the Irish Examiner a few weeks ago
After a great Craft fair in the RDS I am now back in the studio. I still have a good selection of the popular ranges and some bespoke one-off pieces available. You'll find a nice collection at the Made in Kilkenny pop up shop on John's bridge (old Xtravision shop). If your looking for something extra special these lovely new pieces available in the workshop/showroom - First Floor, 19 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny!
I was really delighted to see one of my pendants on the invitation for the National Craft & Design Fair this year. It runs from the 2nd to the 6th of December in the RDS & as an exhibitor I have some free passes for clients so please email me with your address if your thinking of going. You'll find me (with lots of new jewellery) at the same stand as last year, number B44 on the Balcony.
Delighted to find myself one of three finalists in the Craft Producer of the Year category. In good company here with Sevensisters Ceramics and Celtic Commemorations!
I've been getting some lovely engagement ring commissions recently. This one is particularly pretty made in white gold with two brilliant cut diamonds and a cushion shaped top quality aquamarine as the central stone... congratulations to the lovely happy couple!!
I've a few more alternative engagement ring commissions coming up so watch this space!!
Delighted to be participating in this years Made in Kilkenny exhibition in Butler house open from 10am - 6pm 7th the 16th August. This is one of the pieces I have in the show which oficially opens this evening at 5pm
Lots of wedding anniversaries this time of year and here's one of the special commissions I've made recentlyfor a 40th wedding anniversary. The Ruby is 1.02ct surrounded by 0.30ct of brilliant cut diamonds in a forged 18ct yellow gold ring. This was a surprise gift... lovely to see this kind of romantic gesture after 40 years!
Been working away in the studio on a few new shiny things. This is my favourite recent piece... the sunshine ring... a large Citrine gemstone set in a clean, uncomplicated & modern 18ct yellow gold ring with 18ct white gold detail. A few more interesting pieces to come over the next couple of weeks... photos to follow!!
Nice surprise to find my new signs installed this morning. Look out for my Punk Rocker teapot keeping guard in the front window! The new premises is number 19 Rose Inn Street, overlooking the parade in Kilkenny City. I'm located on the first floor above Kilkenny Crystal. Open Tuesday & Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5pm (available Wednesday by appointment).
Lovely piece about my new studio in the Style section of Kilkenny People this week. Great to get the local publicity.... thanks very much Kilkenny People, Mary Cody & Pat Moore.
Great to hear that Geometry is in vogue... delighted to see my Sapphire and Citrine brooch featured in this months Image magazine. Have lots of other geometric pieces on display in my new premises, First floor, 19 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny. Pop in Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
After a few small delays and setbacks my new studio is now open to the public. I am so pleased with the way the studio worked out, a beautiful space with a fantastic view overlooking the Parade and Kilkenny Castle. For the moment I'm open 10-5.30 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Plenty of work on display and of course still available for private commissions. Pop in to see me, First Floor 19 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny!!
I feel very fortunate to have been featured in the Irish Times Gloss Magazine this week. Come see this Gold ring and meet me at the RDS Craft and Design Fair this week. I'm on the Balcony, Stand B44!
Open until 7pm this Saturday and Sunday.