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" Wild Irish Rose "
Bangle internal diameter 61mm, round wire 3.5mm.
Rose 21.5mm x 18.5mm x 6mm (LxWxH) Tahitian Pearl 8mm
Sterling Silver and Tahitian Pearl
Hand forged open cuff bangle,
individual rose petals soldered together and onto bangle,
bangle has a high polish finish and rose petals
have contrasting satin finish with burnished petal edges.
" Seascapes "
34mm x 34mm x 12mm (LxWxH) pendant with 17 inch aquamarinenecklace
Sterling silver, 18ct Gold, Aquamarine
Handmade hollow elipseoid with hand applied textured finishes.
ME Jewellery studio was formed to devise a new and iconoclastic visual vocabulary
to challenge the norms of what traditionally defines Irish Jewellery.
ME Jewellery made a clear and distinct move from the traditional Celtic designs
to a contemporary style of jewellery narrative.
My work explores an implied impression of movement in jewellery objects,
with pieces ranging from sculptural representations of the natural world that surrounds my design studio
to more abstract textured forms that recreate that sense of serenity
and periods of concerted thought that descends upon one in the diverse and rugged west of Ireland coastline
where I gain my greatest inspiration.
Fabrication of jewellery is a marriage between mathematics and free- form shape,
between right and left-brain talents.
It is a unique combination of intellect and creativity which results in the most beautiful of objects
with which human beings have adorned themselves with since pre-historic times.
The primary focus in my work is precious metals with gemstones playing only a supporting role when added.
I have manufactured a range of tools which give my work unique textures and augments the play of light on the finished piece,
this is capitalised upon to maximum effect on my most recent body of work, “Seascapes”.
Creating art objects is a way to express ideas and narratives and to share them with others.
I remain continually fascinated that such a small and delicate art object
as jewellery can be such a powerful tool of self-expression, for both the creator of the object and the wearer,
to each it holds a unique meaning and emotion.
As creator our journey of self-expression ends with a finished piece
but for that piece and its owner the journey begins anew.