My Latest Mischief

 

I just love that I learn something with every piece I make and how these new insights fuel so many new ideas (sometimes it’s like 4th of July fireworks in my head). My latest handmade clasps are a case in point and I am very excited to show you the new limited edition necklaces! Have a look below at descriptions of these gorgeous pieces and some pictures of the making process.

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Making my series of OOAK gemstone necklaces and their decorative puzzle clasps has become a journey into clasp making. I am really enjoying the challenge and technical aspect of these projects and there was one clasp that I wanted to try that just didn’t seem to work with the gems I had. Now every goldsmith knows that the run up to Christmas is not the time to start experimenting with new designs, but then I was never one for convention : ) 

Just look at how fun these keyhole clasps turned out! Beautiful in silver or 9 karat yellow gold – what’s not to like?

Fueled by the excitement of my latest mischief, I dove into my collection of interesting beads and emerged with this limited edition of gemstone necklaces:  a few single strands of larger Jasper beads and two multi-strands with smaller faceted beads on 9 karat yellow gold. I think they work well with both – what do you think?

The wide range of colours of these necklaces reminded me of the coral reefs I saw in my scuba-diving days. The soft matte finish and decorative off-set holes in the surface are a nod to the little polyps that build these beautiful and delicate natural structures.

Here’s hoping you like them as much as I do.

Pop into DesignYard to try one on, or buy direct from my website.  

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Finding Beauty in Chaos

 

Somewhere between restocking the gallery and a daydream this happened.

I’m totally in love with the latest addition to the Midnight Snow range. Have a look below for description and photos.

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Making up a fresh batch of 9k gold & gem necklaces

 

I’m delighted to be back at my bench after a long break! First step: restock the gallery.  Here is a fresh batch Continue reading “Making up a fresh batch of 9k gold & gem necklaces”

Signs of summer

 

It was a warm sunny day today in Dublin so I popped on my flip-flops and went for a walk down the strand.  I’m delighted to see Continue reading “Signs of summer”

Introducing Aurelia

Taking a page from late ancient Roman jewellery, the Aurelia collection showcases strong yet simple pieces, characterized by geometric shapes and prominent use of gems.

The necklaces are a case in point: elegant in its simplicity the gemstone bead sits right in the hollow of your neck on a fine 9 karat yellow gold curb chain. These delicate pieces are great for layering with other jewellery.  Continue reading “Introducing Aurelia”