I am Lynsey de Burca, a jewellery designer and maker. I live with my small family in the foothills of Connmeara in County Galway.
I am a graduate of NCAD (jewellery) and NUIG (Gemmology) with over 14 year’s experience in jewellery design.
I design and create beautiful, quality pieces with a minimal aesthetic inspired by the piers and small harbours along the Wild Atlantic Way. I like to add interesting dimensions through the captivating gemstones I source and incorporate into my work.
I grew up beside a pier outside the remote village of Kinvara in the West of Ireland. This tiny little pier was a treasure trove of fishing nets, lobster pots, crab cages and boat chains. The images have stayed with me, they are etched in my memory and inform my work to this very day. From the composition of fishing nets strewn over a pier wall to the copper rust tones of boat chains contrasting against the silver tides. Every element an inspiration.
My favourite link pendants and full chain necklaces highlight an innovative and contemporary approach to design, accented by evocative Gaelic names like Ancaire, Cloch, Fada, Tonn Beag, Inach or Toureen.
Created in sterling silver and using centuries old craft techniques, each link from every one of my collections is hand forged in my small Studio in Galway.
The links have their own unique fingerprint – they are all different, organic. Each individual one retains an untouched raw texture on the outer edge contrasting against the smooth high polish of its flat finished front. This reflects the rough texture of the rocks along our coastline in repose against a sometimes flat and tranquil silver tide.
Contemporary jewellery inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way, handmade in Galway.