Nancy earrings

Nancy earrings

Names-Homespun

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€60.00


€60.00


A pair of perfectly formed square studs which remain lightweight without compromising on impact. Extremely comfortable, they are ideal for everyday wear. The polished sides reflect light beautifully and compliment the matte finish of the overall shape. Handmade in sterling silver, the Nancy earrings are also available in hard wearing, 18ct yellow gold plating. Each piece of jewellery within our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:

The focus on homespun fabrics in The Country Shop led to the establishment of the Irish Homespun Society. Muriel promoted the work of the isolated spinners and weavers like Nancy Ferry.  In 1936, Nancy traveled from Dunlewey Co. Donegal to demonstrate spinning on a small flax wheel (traditionally used in the Dunlewey area) at the spring show in the RDS. She understood the important part women played in making a piece of homespun. Nine-tenths of the work was theirs. There could be good weaving and bad weaving, but it was the dying and spinning that made the real difference between good and bad homespun.

-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'

 Each stud earring measures 6mm in height x 6mm in width x 5mm in depth.

A pair of perfectly formed square studs which remain lightweight without compromising on impact. Extremely comfortable, they are ideal for everyday wear. The polished sides reflect light beautifully and compliment the matte finish of the overall shape. Handmade in sterling silver, the Nancy earrings are also available in hard wearing, 18ct yellow gold plating. Each piece of jewellery within our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:

The focus on homespun fabrics in The Country Shop led to the establishment of the Irish Homespun Society. Muriel promoted the work of the isolated spinners and weavers like Nancy Ferry.  In 1936, Nancy traveled from Dunlewey Co. Donegal to demonstrate spinning on a small flax wheel (traditionally used in the Dunlewey area) at the spring show in the RDS. She understood the important part women played in making a piece of homespun. Nine-tenths of the work was theirs. There could be good weaving and bad weaving, but it was the dying and spinning that made the real difference between good and bad homespun.

-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'

 Each stud earring measures 6mm in height x 6mm in width x 5mm in depth.

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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