Also more traditionally Tourmaline and Bloodstone are used as Birthstones for March, for me it is Aquamarine, colour ranging from watery blue to a deep turquoise hence the name from Latin: aqua marina "water of the sea", totally fitting with the star sign pisces, balancing emotions and strengthening the life energy.
Happy St.Brigid's Day. Lá Fhéile Bhríde.
Even though I am used to celebrate the change of the seasons at the equinox, which is not until March for spring, I really embraced St. Brigid's Day as bringer of the new season. With the beautiful sunshine we're having today - St. Brigid is smiling on all of us and it is easy to leave Winter behind.
This little charm was made for a customer, to be given to her daughter living abroad, for protection, love and reminding her of home.
This beautiful drop shaped gemstone is called Heliodor "present of the sun" it is a Beryll a sibling to Aquamarine and Emerald. It has the same durable hardness and is unique with it's light yellow/green colour, a sparkling champagne.
Held with four claws and surrounded with pearl wire, that relative big stone gives still the impression to be petite, besides being a real statement piece.
Wishing you Maria in your relationship to always find a ray of sunshine emerging from the Gemstone bringing joy and happiness into your life.
Wishing all my Customers, Friends, Family and Friends yet to be a very happy Christmas, thank you for supporting my dreams, hand made jewellery, precious stones and the sparkle between heaven and earth. May you have a peaceful holiday and a very balanced, harmonious and healthy 2015.
Dare to love deeper, dance, sing and adorn yourself with the colours of your soul. Namaste.
What seems like a band with a cluster of Gemstones randomly put together, emerged out of careful planning, underwent a journey of soul searching and deep purpose.
The design was developed together with my clients over a period of time, trusting the procedure and questioning the outcome until certainty was reached. Carefully selecting Gemstones and Materials in size and colour from ethical sources. Only the purest energies accompanied the making process.
Taking Family history into consideration and most important of all the love between two people.
This Jewel is symbolising the commitment to togetherness at this time, reflecting personal traits and circumstances, underlined by an Ogham inscription on the band of the ring.
This is what I like doing best, personalised and totally unique jewellery.
May this engagement ring bring you continued love, togetherness and harmony. Thank you for letting me be part of your story.
Nothing was left to chance, but chance took the lead. A yellow and green Sapphire for the month of September. A special alloy of gold to match the quality of that month. This ring made me believe in magic again, the whole journey and how it came about, meeting this beautiful spirited client and how this ring came together with such ease, I still had to put hours and hours of work in, a jigsaw doesn't make itself ;) yet the outcome made me so happy, the numerology fitted perfectly. I truly felt pure creation streaming through me. Wishing you abundance and happiness in your life.
This project took a lot of thought, it wasn't just a matter of smelting down and start again. This project was to keep treasured memories of holidays visiting an aunt in France alive, in a beautiful way.
Not just a massive 41mm coin stuck at the end of a chain, never to be worn. I must say I had to jump a few paradigms myself, my Dad had been collecting coins and I grew up in minted condition, everything has it's place and coins can't be touched.
Since this particular gem had lost it's minted luster already I just had to get over the cutting bit. I wanted to keep as much of the features in tact as possible and decided to make three interchangeable pendants to break up the size and seriousness of the original.
The centre piece was the start, then I cut carefully around the writing and very close to the edge, the motto "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité", crowned with a Peridot made the second pendant and I took the rim turned it inside out, shaped into a flowing motion, the wave between conscious thinking and intuition. Speckled with gemstones. An other white(silver), red gold combination. Keeping memories.
Wishing you happiness and everlasting love, let the shine of the diamond be a steady guide on your way together, reminding you of your love for each other every day.
The light of the Diamond holds all the colours of the rainbow sparkling around and into you with the joy of a pure heart.
If you missed Rapunzel in Butler House, have a look at the "Enchanted Forest" from #WordsintheMaking, my exhibition inspired by #FairyTales.
The Arts Festival has started and I am exhibiting as part of the Made in Kilkenny Group. Words lend the inspiration for this years show. They came from very different directions a Rhythm of a poem, word balloons, Braille and the life of Helen Keller, Quotes, Poems, Bible texts and pryers, song, a story from a young family member and focused on the reader him/her self: seat and reading lights.
My inspiration was the Enchanted Forrest, Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brother's. I have a Fairy Tale Book from 1937 with beautiful illustrations, that I looked at as a child before I could even read. My parents had a tree nursery, growing up trees were always very special and magic to me.
The Enchanted Forrest can be a dark place, but it is always a setting of transformation, a place where the hero faces his/her fears, learns something, or finds an item of importance, that will bring the story to a happy ending.
For more insights come along this Monday and follow me on a tour of the exhibition, starting at 1.30pm in Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny.
The Enchanted Forrest
925/- Sterling Silver, oxidized with a hidden Ruby treasure inside.