Irish Made Awards Jewellery Finalists

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From fine gold rings to funky earrings, jewellery fans are spoiled for choice from Irish designers. Here are the finalists in the Irish Made Awards Jewellery category

Jewellery is always one of the most competitive categories in the Irish Made Awards. Here, get to know the designers who are finalists and makers in the Irish Made Awards 2022, before casting your vote. 

A Little Idea

Ali Lowndes designs and makes her jewellery in her Dublin studio suing laser cut acrylic. Her pieces are inspired by decades past, fashion icons and pop art, and dangly earrings are her bestsellers. alittleidea.ie 

Arnua

Among Eoghan McGuinness’s unique jewellery collection are the standing stone keepsake pendants, which are hollow to store something inside. All of his Celtic-inspired designs are made to order and cast in silver or gold. arnua.com

Bláithín Ennis

Celebrating 10 years in business, Bláithín makes each piece by hand in her studio in Wexford. Her distinctive pieces combine metal details with high quality Preciosa crystal. blaithinennis.com

By Leahy

Laoise Leahy designs and makes all her jewellery in Galway. The cornerstone piece of the collection is the Signature Envelope necklace, and she uses 100% recycled precious metal for all her pieces. byleahy.com

Culu Design

Louise O’Hara makes bright, striking jewellery from polymer clay, stainless steel and sterling silver. The jewellery is light and easy to wear, and available in a variety of styles. culudesign.ie

Curpic

Zsuzsanna Papp makes polymer clay earrings in pretty patterns and styles. With tiles, art deco shapes and nature-inspired designs, she also adds other elements like pearls and gold detailing. curpic.com

Edge Only

Jenny Huston’s minimalist, statement designs are made in 100% recycled silver and gold. A sustainablen brand with clean, genderless design to its core, the brand celebrates rock and roll with fun, retro designs. edgeonly.com

Eimear Vize Designs

Eimear’s designs incorporate gemstones and are made in her studio in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny. She takes her inspiration from ancient Ireland and the Celts, creating contemporary jewellery such as stacking rings and knit collars. eimearvizedesigns.com

Janice Byrne Goldsmith

Janice Byrne has been making jewellery for over 25 years, and her designs are all about bespoke, ethical luxury. She also can reuse customers’ heirloom jewellery to create new pieces from preloved pieces. janicebyrnegoldsmith.com

Loinnir Jewellery

While paying respects to our past, Loinnir Jewellery is a modern brand, and recently launched a unisex Claddagh collection. These pieces symbolise friendship, loyalty and love, and are made by hand in Dublin. loinnirjewellery.com

Lulu and Belle

Handmade in Rush, Co Dublin, Lulu and Belle jewellery is made using traditional silversmithing techniques. Founder Sandra Pokrant prefers handstamping to personalise the pieces rather than machine engraving, to retain the special handmade nature and integrity of the jewellery.  luluandbelle.com

Naoi

Namitha Rajan is the maker behind quirky jewellery brand Naoi, based in Templemore. She designs, paints and decoupages on laser cut wooden planks (the laser cutting is outsourced to small businesses in Germany and Lithuania). Naoi jewellery varies from abstract, geometric designs to cute animal and nature motifs. naoistore.com 

Shock of Grey

All jewellery is made by hand in the Shock of Grey studio in Kilmainham in Dublin 8. The brand uses sustainably sourced and recycled materials to make textured, multimedia jewellery in a colourful palette. shockofgrey.com

Vanessa Ree

Vanessa creates 3D pieces of visual art. Employing a combination of modern technology and traditional handcrafting skills, even the process involved in making this collection involves old and new Ireland. vanessaree.com

Yvonne Ryan

Yvonne Ryan Jewellery handmakes an edited collection of jewellery using a combination of metals, both gold and silver. She sources recycled and eco-friendly metals. Each piece is made using a combination of traditional bench techniques and modern design. yvonneryan.ie

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