DESIGNED & CRafted in IRELAND
Skyline is inspired by the silhouetted cities and their landscape that was once so foreign to so many of us has become a symbol of a new start to those who have moved from home.
Ireland is well renowned for having so many Irish people settled in cities across the world dating back to The Irish Famine in 1845. Since then many have travelled all over the world in search for a new beginning. This jewellery collection represents how so many have left the comfort of this small country to venture to new places and settling into a new life far from what they grew up with.
Flow is inspired by the patterns in the lakes and landscape of Westmeath.
Each layer of this beautiful landscape is rich in pattern and each has a story of formation, like the ringforts that are scattered across the fields. These fortified settlements, dating back to the Bronze Age, were once strong holds for the Neolithic people but now they are stunning circular mounds that when viewed from above create these concentric patterns. Combined with the ever flowing landscape this collection is designed using the patterns of the land whilst keeping a close connection to the Celtic heritage that Ireland is renowned for.
The Auriga range is based on the two-dimensional outline of the Auriga star constellation. Using simple patterns inspired by the Aztec prints, this range combined an ancient art form with one of the biggest constellations in the night sky. The two inspirations are married together by the ancient civilisation of the Aztec people and their cultural traditions that were heavily influenced by the sun, stars and planets.
Flare is inspired by all the small connections we make with people in our lives.
Each point of a triangle represents the relationship we have with different people and how they in turn have an association with others. It is these small links that tie us all together, weather it be a friend or a stranger on the street, we all in small way intersect with one another throughout our lives. This range captures the pattern and connection of different relationships as they flourish. Like a Flare it starts small, expands and grows, similar to friendships we make through the course of our lives.
Le Chéile - Together
Together we laugh, we love, we grow, we learn,
together we are strong, we are adventurous.
Together we are one.
Fusion is a range based on the city scape of Dublin.
I studied in Dublin for five years and have many family ties to the city and it was over these years that its buildings and architecture that inspired the collection. I loved the way the buildings over-lapped and jutted out from each other. Through simplified sketches I took the Central bank in Temple bar and its surrounding buildings and abstracted them to create this geometric range.