These earrings create impact while remaining lightweight and comfortable to wear. Formed in 2mm square silver wire, the polished elements reflect light and compliment the matte finish. The appeal of the half-round shape is a constant in each Names Dublin jewellery collection. It is a shape which perfectly suits a large earring. The Bláinid earrings have a tactile quality which comes from the subtle movement while they are being worn. Also available in hard wearing, 18ct gold plated silver. Each piece of jewellery within our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:
Daughter of Nora Ringwood, Bláinid Reddin was hired years after her mother, also as a waitress in The Country Shop. She became a true champion of Irish crafts, getting involved with The Crafts Council and Failte Ireland alongside Muriel. As a waitress, she would look after the regulars, groups of Dublin businessmen and artists alike who came to enjoy the open fire, hot buttered toast, fresh scones, potato cakes, and crumpets. A place ‘which went to every possible length to disguise the fact that the big grey city lay outside its walls’.
-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'
The earrings measure 40mm in height x 20mm in width x 2mm in depth. The srud part of the earring is 6mm in diameter.