I create jewellery with a personality. I describe it as fun & wearable art. Something a little bit different… My ingredients are precious metals, gemstones, quality craftsmanship and a good dollop of quirkiness! Each piece is imagined designed and created with love from my studio in Maynooth, Co. Kildare and hallmarked with my own unique maker’s mark by the Irish Assay Office in Dublin Castle.
Design inspiration can come from anything from a humble bucket to a slice of Swiss cheese – sometimes the extraordinary lies in the ordinary. My mission is simple – to design jewellery that puts a smile on your face and spring in your step! I wasn’t always a jewellery maker. I took the long road to turning my passion into a career but have never looked back. There were tears, fighting fears and there still are.
My first ever job working for an airline took me to far flung parts of the world where I developed a passion for travel & photography and getting lost in jewellery souks. I gathered a memory bank full of stories & inspirations which now influence many of my designs. My career path took various twists and turns and I placed my dream in my back pocket for a while. With the help of serendipity and encouragement from my nearest and dearest I finally decided to bite the bullet and follow the path to becoming a goldsmith.
I left my full time job to work as an apprentice with The School of Jewellery Ireland for 6 months and then decided to study full time at the school. After graduating with a Distinction in Traditional Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills from The School of Jewellery Ireland, I set up my own business and Yvonne Kelly Jewellery was born. I am a professional member of The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. I love what I do. Creating jewellery has a touch of magic to it. I hope you enjoy wearing the jewellery as much as I enjoy making it.