These earrings are super fine, 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. The Bláinid earrings have a tactile quality that comes from the subtle movement while they are being worn. Available in either sterling silver or 9ct gold, 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'
Each earring measures 3cm long and 2cm wide, hanging off a 4mm circular stud If your preference is for chunkier jewellery, we have a larger version of our Bláinid earrings available here.