Diane is a graduate of the prestigious Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Silver Smithing and Jewellery. Diane has been designing and making Jewellery professionally for over 15 years from her studio in Belfast.
Diane designs and makes women's and men's jewellery ranging from necklaces to bangles; earrings; rings; pendants and cufflinks. These are all one off commission pieces or small batch collections. All her work is handmade using traditional techniques. Diane's style is elegant and minimal, her jewellery can be worn from day to night with ease. Diane's work displays a strong geometric identity, yet it is infused with organic pattern. Diane completed a specialist course in the art of filigree in Portugal. This love of pattern making and traditional skills combined with geometry shines through in her unique jewellery designs.
How cute! This little ceramic dog brooch is the creation of Ellen Woods. Pin your little friend onto your clothing, scarf or accessories and bring them with you wherever you go.
Dimensions: approx. 4cm High and 2.5cm wide
Who is Ellen Woods?
Brought up in Northern Ireland, in the rural landscapes of County Down, with two brothers a Mum and Dad. My passion for ceramics began at the age of 3, when I was allowed into my fathers ceramic workshop. I always loved “playing with clay” and spending time with my father. My skills have grown over the years and my passion for ceramics has developed. I find my inspiration in the surrounding area of where I live and love, the rural landscapes where I come from. I create because I love the materials that I work with and I can combine my emotions, thoughts and feelings into ceramic art pieces for others to enjoy.
These beautiful floral brooches are handmade from Japanese kimono silks. They come in a range of floral designs.
About (Helen Perry) Strombolitwo
I grew up in New Zealand where I first learnt to knit and sew.It was only after university that I started producing pieces for sale. For eight years I designed and produced womenswear under the label Stromboli Apparel in Sydney where my love of fabrics, hardware and draping came together. However the pressure of the business led me to leave it all behind.
After years of talking about getting back into doing something with textiles, and living and working in Northern Ireland, Strombolitwo arrived enabled by etsy and the opportunites it can provide to connect with fellow crafts people and buyers.
I love my workshop at home in the gorgeous country side of Northern Ireland where the natural environment inspires the creative processes. And my family back in Australia who go hunting for bits of 'bling' to add into the mix