Imelda May during last night’s Centenary show wearing a Grace Cuff by Maria Parsons of new jewellery brand Terrible Beauty
You may have spotted Imelda May’s alluringly ornate wrist clasp last night on the telly?
Charmaine Kenny at The Irish Workshop, writes:
When you think of Irish jewellery that is inspired by something intrinsically Irish, images of Celtic swirls, St. Brigid crosses and harp emblems probably spring to mind. But we’ve discovered a jewellery collection that is Irish to the core yet about as far removed from such clichés as you can get. Introducing Terrible Beauty, a new Irish jewellery brand – the work of award winning jewelry designer Maria Parsons.
Maria’s first collection under the Terrible Beauty brand is inspired by the events of 1916, and each of the three series in the collection are named after women of the Rising – Constance Markievicz, Grace Gifford and Maud Gonne.
One of Maria’s grandfathers worked in the GPO in 1916, while the other worked in Boland’s Mill – so this collection is close to Maria’s heart. We were excited to spot on last night’s Centenary programme that Imelda May (above) is a fan of Terrible Beauty’s Grace Cuff too.
Irish-made stuff to email@example.com marked ‘Irish-made stuff’