“I grew up in the heart of Donegal. My family own a pub, The Glen Tavern in the Gaeltacht Lár in the Glen of Glenties. It is an inspirational place that still fills my heart with joy when I return.
The rugged landscape peppered with traditional cottages, the wild Atlantic spray from the sea in Narin in my face , and the smell of burning turf, the people and the music.
The music is what I remember most. It filled the air of our pub constantly, which was a gathering point for musicians from every walk of life coming together to play tunes late into the night.
These were the times of my life, they shaped my character and inspired the artisan in me to design the jewellery I make today.
I have been working as a jeweller for the past twenty years having studied Jewelry Design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. I subsequently worked as an apprentice to Bent Exner in Denmark, specializing in architectonic jewelry design and gilding.
I see jewellery as miniature art objects and while the pieces I make are very personal to me I am always happy that people interpret them and make them their own. I feel it is important for a piece to be fun to wear and a conversation piece for the wearer.
All silver pieces are hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office.
'Dear Annie – the harp arrived today and it is exquisite. I will wear it proudly at Easter. You are very talented.' Patricia, England.
'The little silver bodhrán arrived today and it is absolutely exquisite! Thank you so so much, I really do love it!' Sharon, Ireland.
'Hallo, got the Harp and Dancer pendants today. In real they are more beautiful, than on the Pictures. Thank You.' Andreas, Germany.
'Many thanks, fiddle pendant received safe and sound! Delighted with packaging also.' Jennifer, Ireland.
'Hi Annie, Pipes arrived safely today. Lovely work!' Dan, Ireland.
'I'm from Germany and, I've visited Ireland twice up to now but I've never seen jewellery quite like yours.' Nadja, Germany.
'I saw your instrument's Jewellery on Website. It is really beautiful.' Rie, Ireland.
'Thank you Annie, received concertinas they're beautiful will be very proud wearing mine.' Maura, Ireland.
'Just came across your website and looks ideal for a Christmas gift.' Mark, Ireland.
'Good morning! I received the Tin Whistle brooch! It's beautiful!' Clémence, France.
'Received the concertina pendants yesterday! They are beautiful!' Ellen, Netherlands.
'The brooch (pipes) arrived today. It is gorgeous! Thanks for supporting traditional Irish music.' Richard, USA.
Dear Annie, thank you so much, the beautiful fiddle brooch arrived today. I know my friend will be delighted with it.You're very talented I'll be spreading the word. Yours sincerely. Susie, Tyrone.
Thanks Annie, I received your pieces (fiddles) yesterday. They are beautiful. Róisín, Ireland Edit Delete My (bodhrán) necklace just arrived!! It is stunning. Thank you so very much. Katie, USA.
Hi Annie, Thank you so much. Baby bangle arrived today and is beautiful. The engraving is fantastic. Exceeds expectations as even nicer in real life than online. Will remember you every time i am looking for something extra special. Many thanks Kind regards Josephine, England.