Animals, in a nutshell. I think that compassion and respect for them is an absolute must, not just for their sake but for our sake's too: when you feel positively towards animals, when you get to know what they are like, how they live and who they are, then you have a connection to a world that is genuinely meaningful and almost always full of incredible joy, inspiration and companionship. And it is a place to which you can escape the often hard world of humankind.
I am also inspired by colour, working with my hands, making stuff, reading, meeting friends, going to book festivals and art galleries, hanging around with my family, walking my dogs, feeding my chickens and travelling when I get the chance.
I used to work as a strategic marketing consultant for a Fortune 500 company, then I worked in animation for several years (I worked on the BAFTA award winning Sir Gawain and The Green Knight as well as the series of Give Up Yer Auld Sins). When I moved back to Ireland from the USA I took a jewellery making night course at the National College of Art and Design and it set my heart on fire: an ordinary person could make something beautiful. While I enjoyed my previous careers, becoming my own boss and getting to work in craft was what I really wanted and I founded Saba Jewellery in 2003.
My designs are meant to be statement pieces: the kind of jewellery we wear is a very personal and private choice but once we put it on and go out there it says a lot about who we are. It starts conversations, it is meaningful, it is timeless and an heirloom to be passed down.
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