It’s finally here- our new Talún Collection!
A while in the making- we are thrilled that the date has arrived and we can share it with you.
Talún. (Meaning Land, Ground in Irish)
Drawing on the etched markings of crevices and cracks of the Burren limestone, Talún is a collection of textured raindrop link jewellery inspired by the western landscape.
Over the past 18 months, we have spent hundreds of hours immersing ourselves in the great outdoors. Walking daily in Connemara and through the Burren, I drew complete inspiration from the geology of the west of Ireland.
During the several lockdowns- we were able to take a closer look at our surroundings to explore, to enjoy, and to appreciate its features. I was captivated by the beautiful patterns and textures of the Burren Limestone pavements. From the landscape back into our workshop in Moycullen, Talún was created.
I discovered my love of geology whilst studying gemmology in NUIG several years ago. I always try to bring geographical elements into my work so Talún was an exploration into recreating limestone patterns and textures in sterling silver.
For our jewellery; every piece is created in sterling silver and using centuries-old craft techniques, each link from every one of my collections is hand-forged in my 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.