|Lough Tae (aka 'The Guinness Lake') Wicklow Own photo|
Here are a few typical examples of my jewellery together with the places that fueled the passion to make them.
|Ticknock, Dublin. Own photo|
|'Dublin Hills' scenic jasper and copper necklace|
The smooth jasper evokes the rich hues of the countryside. The stones display a stunning array of shades in cocoa bean, russet, coppery reds and chocolate. There is even a touch of sand and grass in the mix.
|bog water river, Bohernabreena, Dublin, own photo|
|'Nature' jasper gemstone necklace|
'Nature' necklace was also inspired by the peaty soil of the Dublin and Wicklow hills where I go hiking, and especially by the chestnut brown water of the bog streams and lakes.
The water in many of our lakes is as brown as a pint of good ale, or even as dark as a Guinness. The water is clean, just stained by the peat in the soil.
|Lough Dan in Co Wicklow, own photo|
'Chocolate drop' earrings were also made with the bog in mind. The rich cocoa of the mahogany obsidian stone is very peaty. When I was making them I remembered the big bags of peat moss my dad used to buy as a soil conditioner for his vegetable patch.
Let's not forget though, that Ireland is the Emerald Isle and you will usually find a lot of green, Connemara marble in my collection too.
|'Landscape' Connemara marble and silver pendant|
The green wilderness co Wicklow, just south of Dublin, inspired 'Landscape' pendant in a soft sage specimen of Connemara marble. The wire work emulates the flow of the waterfalls found in this 'Garden of Ireland' county.
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