Thanks to Flann Manning you can see hours of craftsmanship compressed in only two minutes, I wish I could make a ring that quickly every day.
This was one of my favourite Emerald pendants with a Medusa feel to it. Emerald birthstone of May. Heart opening, unfurling your true self. Enjoy the long weekend.
April is the month of Diamond, this pendant was once a ring, beautiful coloured gold with a history, molten and then reshaped into something new. The depth of memory ripples out in a new fresh light embracing Iolithe for intuition and foresight.
Just to send you some warmth on this wet and windy evening. Left: Mirror surface, just before pouring the liquid metal into the ingot mould. Right: Blow torch I use for soldering.
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.