Livie Bangle

Livie Bangle

Names-Homespun

Silver 'Livie' Bangle

€190.00


€190.00


The Livie is the perfect combination of wearability and statement piece. The two handmade silver forms, one hollow, one solid, move freely on the bangle which is formed in 2mm round silver wire. As is characteristic of all Names Dublin jewellery, matte and polished finishes are incorporated to add interest and reflect light. Satisfyingly weighty, the Livie is incredibly tactile.

Livie Hughes was a close friend of Muriels and fellow director of The Country Shop until its closure in 1978. It was out of Livie’s ground breaking ideas that many of Muriels plans came to fruition. While on a trip together in 1931 to the Aran Islands, Muriel and Livie became the first enterprise to offer the Aran women payment for their knitting, which has become so synonymous with Ireland today. Acting on her belief that tradition is ‘not just resting on the past, but ever starting afresh and moving onwards’ Livie forged a new path for traditional Irish crafts.

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

Dimensions: Inside diameter of small bangle: 6.5cm. Inside diameter of large bangle: 7cm. The hollow silver round piece measures 10mm in diameter. The solid semi-circular piece measures 20mm x 10mm

 

 

The Livie is the perfect combination of wearability and statement piece. The two handmade silver forms, one hollow, one solid, move freely on the bangle which is formed in 2mm round silver wire. As is characteristic of all Names Dublin jewellery, matte and polished finishes are incorporated to add interest and reflect light. Satisfyingly weighty, the Livie is incredibly tactile.

Livie Hughes was a close friend of Muriels and fellow director of The Country Shop until its closure in 1978. It was out of Livie’s ground breaking ideas that many of Muriels plans came to fruition. While on a trip together in 1931 to the Aran Islands, Muriel and Livie became the first enterprise to offer the Aran women payment for their knitting, which has become so synonymous with Ireland today. Acting on her belief that tradition is ‘not just resting on the past, but ever starting afresh and moving onwards’ Livie forged a new path for traditional Irish crafts.

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

Dimensions: Inside diameter of small bangle: 6.5cm. Inside diameter of large bangle: 7cm. The hollow silver round piece measures 10mm in diameter. The solid semi-circular piece measures 20mm x 10mm

 

 

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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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