Sunday, October 6, 2013

Inspirations from the World About Us

Artists across many genres naturally tend to draw inspiration from what they see and observe around them. That often goes for jewellery designers too...
Bothernabreena, Dublin, Sept 2013
I'm as proud to show off the lush, green Irish countryside, so close to our capital city, as I am to use Irish materials including Connemara marble.
Irish Jewelry Connemara Marble Pendant, Sterling Silver. Made in Ireland. Calm
Connemara marble and sterling silver pendant 'Calm'

Golden field en route to Greystones/Bray cliff walk, Sept 2013
Harvest shades and late summer sunshine inspired me to wire up these honey coloured, citrine earrings in September.
Citrine earrings

Boat at Balbriggan harbour, Dublin, August 2013
One of the best things about Dublin is how easy it is to get out of it, into the fresh air in the hills or sea. I like to breathe sea air as often as I can and this summer I visited several of our beaches, cliffs and harbours. The photo above was taken in Balbriggan, 40 minutes North of the city by train. 

Marine blue is a gorgeous colour, often seen on fishing boats up and down the coast. I had a couple of lengths of velvet ribbon in my stash and dug it out when I was uploading this photo to my computer. It drove me to experiment with a different type of necklace for my sea pottery and sea glass pendants.
Blue Sea Pottery Pendant from Ireland. Irish Beach Porcelain Necklace. Sea Bird
Blue and White Sea Pottery pendant...

...on royal blue velvet ribbon necklace


  1. Anne Marie, .love the colour of Harvest and blue sea harbour...and to compare with your jewelery know what inspire a crafty people is very interesting ! thanks for sharing AM...

  2. I love the earrings, so luminous...they actually have that exact colour.

    1. yup the honey colour of citrine is very cheering. And it's from Spain, where I lived during my 20s so it's my other home :-)