Eily O Connell has been now making the finest and most unique jewellery in Ireland since 2008 after studying jewellery design and making for four years in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Since, she has exhibited internationally including Japan, New York, California and all across Europe. Has won numerous awards, most notably Undergraduate 2008 from the Crafts Council of Ireland and First Prize for Precious Jewellery from the Royal Dublin Society in 2009 and again in 2011.
Eily O Connell was also nominated for the European prize for Applied Arts in 2009 by the World Crafts Council. Eily has work published in two Lark book jewellery editions and many magazines worldwide including Korea and Australia. Most recently, Eily was nominated for the Golden Fleece Award and received a merit award.
Eily is passionate about combining nature with craft and showing you the majesty of the organic forms that she carefully casts and crafts into silver and gold wearable pieces. Some of the work has accents of enamel and precious stones giving depth and colour to the jewellery.
Most of the materials sourced come from Phoenix Park in Dublin and also from beaches along the Irish coast. Living in a country so affluent in natural beauty, she is spoiled for places to source interesting shapes and textures and record them into wearable metal pieces of jewellery for you.
All her work is made in Smithfield in Dublin 7, you can view all work available to buy on her website www.eilyoconnell.com where there is a webshop. You can securely pay here and the work will be delivered to your accommodation free of charge by a courier within Dublin City Centre. Alternatively you can visit Eily in her studio by appointment only, email email@example.com to arrange a meeting.
In the Dublin area, she also sells work in Jennifer Rothwell Boutique in the Powerscourt shopping centre and Design yard on South Frederic Street.