EILY O’CONNELL – CREATING TREASURES OF WEARABLE ART
Posted on 20th January 2017
We’re very excited to welcome Eily O’Connell to this year’s wedding fair. Eily creates treasures of wearable art that have a mysterious and other worldly presence.
If you’re looking for a unique piece of jewellery to celebrate your love, Eily’s work is perfect for you. Not only that, but our ecological impact is very important to Eily and she sources sustainable material wherever possible including recycled metals and fair-trade gems. Even all her boxing and marketing materials are recycled.
All Eily’s work is crafted sourcing the finest materials in her studio, where visitors are welcome by appointment, and she loves to make you commissioned pieces, whatever your budget. All her prices reflect this very small-scale local production made from cradle to cradle by the hands of the designer maker.
Eily’s starting point is foraging around the beaches, forests and other areas of natural interest to find materials that she can combine and cast into gold and silver to make beautifully detailed jewellery with gemstone and enamel accents.
Growing up in the countryside of the fishing village of Killybegs on the North West coast of Ireland, sea themes are evident throughout her work.
There are constant references to human manipulation of nature as Eily is concerned with our ecological impact and so tries to highlight important issues through pieces and collections.
Eily’s work ranges from very clean, simple lines thru incredibly intricate, delicate shapes to glorious statement pieces, but her passion for nature is reflected in every piece.
Eily loves every aspect of her work but she particularly loves crafting something bespoke in her unique style, just for you. With an avid eye for the unusual and textured, Eily has created some extraordinary pieces for her bona fide clients, from designing engagement and wedding bands, reviving and re-melting heirlooms to simply casing a small silver pendant from an acorn found in a special garden!
No project is too big or too small and Eily loves the challenge of engaging your senses through a bespoke piece of jewellery which will be made to last with the finest materials, creating our very own heirloom piece.
Personal meetings can be made near her Bristol studio but get in touch if you live further afield as Eily travels a lot and may be able to meet up with you to discuss the evolution of your idea to concept. Alternatively this process can easily be done via email. Many of her special commissions have been made remotely for people around the globe whom she has never met!
Take a look at Eily’s portfolio page to give you a flavour of the wide range of her creativity and imagination.
Whether you want a totally unique modern piece or something recycled from a heritage piece of jewellery all Eily’s pieces are made with great love and care for the environment.