Joanne Finnegan's Profile

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I have been making things since I was a little dot….from cement pies in my dad’s yard to necklaces for my mam for mother’s day. I enjoy creating, recycling and transforming the everyday stuff into simple, pretty, practical pieces.

Live2Sea is an organic experiment. It consists of taking bits of stuff from various parts of the world, house, environment, sheds and shops to create something that I hope you can enjoy, share and wear.

All designs are created from my own little head (with some help from my dad and all those around me) and are handmade with love and care. Each piece is created as if I am going to keep it....which I sometimes do! I try to make all pieces to be worn in comfort; something you don't even know is there until people comment on how lovely it is!

The shop name comes…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 24
  • Joined June 26, 2011

Favorite materials

found materials, shells, gemstones, beads, bog oak, holly, yew, pitch pine, spalted beech, sterling silver, tiger wire, cord, leather

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About

I have been making things since I was a little dot….from cement pies in my dad’s yard to necklaces for my mam for mother’s day. I enjoy creating, recycling and transforming the everyday stuff into simple, pretty, practical pieces.

Live2Sea is an organic experiment. It consists of taking bits of stuff from various parts of the world, house, environment, sheds and shops to create something that I hope you can enjoy, share and wear.

All designs are created from my own little head (with some help from my dad and all those around me) and are handmade with love and care. Each piece is created as if I am going to keep it....which I sometimes do! I try to make all pieces to be worn in comfort; something you don't even know is there until people comment on how lovely it is!

The shop name comes from my mother telling me that she hopes she lives to see the day that I am her age. She wants to know if I will be able to do all the things I mock her for not doing now! And of course the sea creates all the shells I use in my pieces, so I had to give it a nod! I collect the shells myself (with some help from my mother in law, Claire) from Irish beaches, near and far.

The wooden pieces are created with my dad in his shed. We love nothing better then spending the day messing up there sticking different things together and seeing what works! Most of the wood is offcuts from my dad's wood turning and carving and we try to put them with contrasting or complimentary colours and textures. All wood is sourced locally. The bog oak is from Bawnreagh bog in Tipperary. Bog wood is generally between 2,000 and 6,000 years old and is found when people use the bog for turf cutting or drain it for agricultural land. The bog has the ability to preserve the wood due to waterlogging and preventing it from decaying.

If you see any design, colour or configuration that you like please drop me
a line or give me a bell and I would love to sea what I can do for you.

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