Beautiful Jewels: Designing New Pieces in Studio April 10 2014
This is one way the design process evolves for me. I sift through a parcel of gleaming gem stones identifying the best quality, colour, uniformity and scale and hand pick the most beautiful gems. I usually have a vision of the design I want to achieve, but often the beauty of the stones determine the finished piece. These photos show some stages of my design process when I am producing a piece - sketches and early designs to finished jewellery. Here, you can see a beautiful selection of multi colours tourmalines, some selected stones and the final finished pair of earrings. Of course the process actually takes several weeks for every piece, before it has my final approval.
Pictured here are pieces inspired by the Lotus Flower from my signature collection which symbolises Beauty and Eternity. They look so pretty by day with casual wear and yet so elegant taking you into evening.
The Pink Lotus Collection Earrings are made from a selection of beautiful faceted dark and light pink brilliant cut tourmalines. These stones are bezel set on 18kt yellow gold shepherd hooks.
The second earrings pictures are Sapphire Lotus Earrings. These are exquisite pastel coloured faceted Sapphires, bezel set on 18kt Yellow Gold Shepherd Hooks.
Then we have the Diamond Open Lotus Earring Charms design which is a Diamond Lotus Flower set in Sterling SIlver Earring Charms. These are very versatile and can be worn on Sterling Silver Hoops or Sterling Silver Shepherd Hooks.
Jewellery featured in Irish Wedding Magazine - BASH February 04 2014
Very pleased to have my jewellery featured in BASH's Spring edition of their bridal magazine. Bash is a new Irish wedding publication from the people behind IMAGE.
It's a beautiful double page spread with delicate hand drawn illustrations showcasing a number of jeweller's pieces. The combination of drawing and jewellery makes for a really imaginative fashion spread, fusing art and design in a dream like way.
Pieces featured from my collection are my Diamond Feather Pendant and Onyx Necklace (€2,174), Blue Diamond Bead Necklace (€1,250) and Diamond and Enamel Star Hoop Earrings (€475). For any enquiries just click here to contact me.
Special Event: Invitation to Jewellery Sale at our Showroom December 16 2013
Diamond 5 Charm Bracelet €200
I am pleased to announce our Showroom Jewellery Sales starting Tuesday 17th December and running until Christmas Eve. New pieces not yet seen anywhere will be available to purchase. Prices start from €50.
- Dates: Tuesday 17th - 24th December, 2013
- Time: 10.30am - 6pm (late night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 'til 8pm.)
Place: The Showroom, 24/25 Grafton Street, 1st Floor
(above Meteor store - please push buzzer for Chantal)
- Tel: 087 283 6331 or 671 8357
Special Event: Evening at Havana Boutique November 20 2013
Havana boutique in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 hosted an a special evening on Wednesday 20th November, promoting my jewellery collection which is currently available in their boutique.
I am thrilled to deliver a second order to Havana following a successful launch with them last spring. The support and acknowledgment of this landmark Dublin boutique is greatly appreciated. The proprietor Nikki Creedon, shop manager Suzanne O'Brien, and all the Havana team have been wonderful to work with. Their endorsement of my collection is an honour.
Notes from my trip to wondrous Jaipur in India - Day 3 November 18 2013
I am on my third day into my work trip to Jaipur and I'm making great progress with the new Bracelet Collection.
My focus was to design a bracelet that is both uber cool and stylish, wearable everyday and also appropriate for the gym in both aesthetic and durability. I personally start my day, after a super nutritious breakfast, with minimum 1-2 hrs of physical activity 5-6 days a week. I'm either on my Yoga mat, Pilates Reformer or trekking up a hill! So my jewellery has to compliment my activities and of course, I don't want to take my jewellery off every time I exercise. I sometimes jump in the shower with them on but honestly I wouldn't recommend that all the time.
The new bracelet collection is made with lovely Diamond Charms on either a simple cord in Black or Mink or smooth Onyx Beads with a Silver Clasp. Most importantly, the bracelets look great on their own or stacked with incorporating some of your traditional jewellery like a Diamond Tennis Bracelet.