Hello - welcome to my blog.  This is where you can see what I've been up to - both at work and out and about at events.


This is where I will share upcoming plans - an overview of what I'm working on and sometimes, the detail too.

Ideas

I love what I do! I consider myself very fortunate to be doing the work I love – designing and creating jewellery. But, I’m not doing that every day. I quickly came to the realisation that to ensure I can keep doing what I love, my working week cannot consist solely of burying myself in my workshop creating. Wouldn’t it be great if that were possible! Well, to make sure I can keep creating, I must spend time on marketing, events, social media and so on. But design ideas come to me all the time. So, I tend to carry a sketchbook with me at all times – sometimes I make notes and other times it might be a doodle of an idea or a sketch and whilst my inclination is to dash off and test my id

Inspiration

I find my inspiration in so many different places. It could be an old church door, cloud shapes, nature or something I read that sparks an idea, or fills me with emotion that leads to an idea, that I eventually turn into a handmade piece of jewellery. Sometimes, the end piece doesn't bear an evident resemblance to the initial inspiration but it still comes from that first kernel of inspiration that sparked an idea. I love walking and here is a lovely view that inspired my Opulence Collection. You may ask where the connection is. The fluid lines of the collection can be seen in the curves of coastlines and mountainside pathways. My recent trip home to County Mayo, where I spent a lot of m

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