One of the things I love best about living in the electronic communications age is the sense of community it fosters all across the globe.
Nowhere is this truer for me than with the accomplished metalsmiths and jewelry designers who are my colleagues and friends.
One such designer/friend is Louise O'Dwyer, of New Ross, Wexford, Ireland, who owns a farm with her husband. There they raise their children and animals and grow wheat and other cereals. And there Louise creates intricate, beautiful jewelry.
Working in sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones, Louise constructs pendants, earrings and other pieces with appliques of blossoms and petals surrounding beautiful set stones.
Her personal language intrigues me. I love her compositions and the execution of her designs. I want to wear her pieces, as she reveals each new work. And I want to absorb her life lessons and learn something from her. I want to live on a farm!
Take a look at these gorgeous pieces! They can be found in her Etsy shop, on Flickr, and in her blog.
Her Flickr link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/madeforanangel/
Her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/louiseodwyerdesigns?ref=pr_shop_more
And her blog: http://madeforanangeljewels.blogspot.com/
I hope you've enjoyed this look at Louise's work and that you visit her links. Many of her items are one-of-a-kind, so if you see them offered in her online shop, snap them up!