Tag Archives: Iirish Made Stuff

brianandkieranBrian and Kieran Gold Wedding Rings


From top: Brian (left) and Kieran with their mothers (in background): With Maria’s wedding bands; The rings.

Maria Dorai-Raj writes:

I’m a contemporary Irish Jewellery designer based in Cork City. I recently had the honour of designing and making the wedding bands for my best friend Brian’s wedding. Ive known Brian all my life, we grew up together.

He married the love of his life Kieran recently in a beautiful ceremony in our hometown of Galway, something which he had never imagined he would be able to do.

I fell in love with the art of jewellery making while studying in Florence and I’m fortunate enough to have been able to turn this passion into my career so I was overjoyed when Brian asked me to make their wedding bands.. The slim white gold rings are court shaped with hand engraved grooves on either side.

Through my work [at link below] I explore the inherent beauty in different manifestations of strength and although these rings were quite different from my own collections they are more of a symbol of strength than anything I have previously made.

A wedding band is a public acknowledgment of commitment and a physical reminder of the love each partner has for each other.

The recent momentous events in Ireland means that *all people* can now wear and express their acknowledgment, commitment and love for each other.



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Large Salt and Pepper Mills by Johnny McCarthy at The Irish WorkshopJohnny McCarthy Packaging for The Irish Workshop


New from the Irish Workshop, online home of irish made crafts and whatnot.

Salt n pepper’s here and in effect.

Alison Wheeland writes:

Summer has arrived. Which means plenty of time for entertaining with long, lounging dinners and BBQs in between rain showers. Whether you’re trying to upgrade your own kitchen’s aesthetic or simply trying to intimidate your dinner guests with your impeccable taste, check out these gorgeous salt and pepper mills.

Made in Co. Tipperary by one of The Irish Workshop’s newest makers—woodturner Johnny McCarthy—these mills are the business both in form and function.

Pro tip from Johnny: Never turn a pepper mill in both directions (don’t worry, we all do it) – it damages the mechanism. Keep turning the mill in the one direction to ensure that your pepper mill lasts longer and performs better.

Large Salt And Pepper Mills (The Irish Workshop)

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