I have a B A degree in Sociology and History from Trinity College Dublin, a Masters in Business Communications from Emerson College in Boston, and a Higher Fox and Kingfisher National Diploma in Computer Animation from Ballyfermot VEC. I’ve done a lot of jewellery courses and workshops with some well-known jewellery designers in Ireland, England and the USA, but mostly I’m self-taught.
Inspiration: Animals in action basically. Things that are colourful, working with my hands, reading, meeting friends, drinking wine, attending workshops, going to book festivals, hanging around with my family, walking the dogs, and travelling when I get the chance.
Fox and Crow Necklace. It is about 18" in length and has a little glass bead on the back. Bolt ring catch. This necklace is a statement piece and quite big, the two enamelled animals together measure about 4" in length.
The hare and the moon, or Moongazer, is handmade from copper and enamel and hanging from a copper chain (treated so that it doesn't tarnish). It has a 10mm round glass bead on the end with a lobster-claw catch so that you can adjust the length of the necklace to long or short.
This necklace is handmade from 1.2mm copper and powdered enamels. The chain is also copper and the length of the entire necklace is approximately 17". Approximate size of Hare: 2.75" from nose to tail. Tortoise is approximately: 1.25"
Jack Russell Terrier Earrings in sterling silver The terrier - that most idiosyncratic and exuberant of dog-breeds joins Saba's gleeful menagerie. Handmade from sterling silver with both an oxidised and as well as high finish. Each earring is about .75" x .5" so they are nice for both adults and kids
Black & White Jack Russell Necklace handmade in Ireland from copper and vitreous (kiln-fired) enamel. This little fellow is black and white with an orange eye. The Jack Russell himself is about 6.5cms x 4cms and the chain, which is treated copper (and doesn't stain your neck), is 18" long. The clasp is a lobster claw and it can be fixed to any part of the chain to make it shorter. There is a glass…
This dog pendant is cut by hand from sheet sterling silver. The blue tit is made from copper and enamel. The chain is about 18 inches in length and is also sterling silver. Approximate Size: Stretch is about 2 inches wide from tip of tail to ear and the bluetit is about 1 inch long.
Handmade from copper and enamel. The little fish is transparent green. Hanging from an 18" copper chain that has a little glass bead to finish it off. Can be adjusted so that it is smaller or longer. Lobster-claw catch. The "pendant" is about 2" in size.
Enamel Kingfisher pendant. Handmade in copper and enamel using transparent turquoise as well as sapphire, duck egg blue, orange and white. Size: Hanging from an 18" copper (treated so that it doesn't leave a mark), figaro chain. The pendant is about 1.5" long
This Kitten is my best seller of all and pretty much the first piece of jewellery I made 15 years ago. This cat necklace is handmade in sterling silver kitten with 9ct rose gold eyes It can't fall off the chain because the kitten's left paw nearly touches its side. The cat is approximately 1.75" from top to tail Hanging from an 18" silver snake chain
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