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Andrea Mears

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Andrea Mears

From a young age, Andrea made things from wood, wire, beads, polymer clay. Later she discovered metals and 3D printing - a whole new world where she could make complex and precise tiny wax models that are cast into precious future heirlooms here in Ireland.

Andrea loves the creative process of making something by hand. It’s where she finds her flow and loses track of time. Andrea is influenced by the things she sees when traveling, especially ancient symbols carved in stone, cultural practices, and ancient historic myths and ideas. "I am inspired by that sense of magic that is just below the surface of everyday moments. The sense of wonder we feel when we encounter nature, or remember a rose-tinted moment from our childhood, the magical ideas of old that connected us with the heavens, nature, and our ancestors - these are all blended into the talismans that I create."

Andrea blends an ancient idea and geometry together, the result is imbued with positivity. There are influences of astrology, and mythology in there, and all with a touch of art deco. From the inspiration of an ancient spinning prayer wheel in Tibet to the symbolism of the key, and of course the hexagon, safe to say these jewels contain magic!


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