Above: Rowan Brooch
This week I'm running 2 posts for my "Love Irish Crafts" blog campaign because when I find a husband and wife that are both creative, I think it's fun to run them in the same week as a comparison.
Tiffany Budd, designs beautiful one of a kind jewelery pieces in silver and gold. While her interest and flare for making jewelery started when she was back in school at the age of fifteen, it wasn't until 2007 when her youngest child headed off to school that she officially launched her business.
Tiffany told me, " I have always enjoyed art and making things since I was a child. When I found the medium of precious metals, it just seemed to grab me. Maybe because it is shiny (I remember playing with tinfoil a lot as a child). I get a lot of inspiration from nature but also from man made objects and geometric forms too. There is nothing like a long walk or a car journey for getting ideas."
Above: Ellipse split pendant in silver with 24ct gold leaf.
Tiffany, like Michael, is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland. Please head over to her website to see more of her exquisite work - I particularly love how her pieces are photographed, on leaves and even a pepper- it really highlights them beautifully. She can be contacted at :087-6113777 and do find her on Facebook as well.
As always, my "Love Irish Crafts" blog campaign is running to coordinate with the Year of the Craft 2011 a Crafts Council of Ireland and Craft Northern Ireland initiative - links to their pages are at the top of my blog.