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Claremorris, Ireland · 47 Sales

studioCworkshop

studio C

Claremorris, Ireland 47 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

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Lisa Fahy

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Announcement   Ethically sourced and eco-friendly jewellery, created in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Having worked with many different jewellery making materials over the years, my new work is now centered around eco-friendly, ethically sourced copper and semi-precious gemstones. Copper is a fascinating material to work with; often unpredictable, its colour is constantly changing, often times developing into richer hues with rainbow patinas. These subtle colours blend fabulously with a large variety of stones, from rose quartz to black lava.

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Last updated on Feb 10, 2017

Ethically sourced and eco-friendly jewellery, created in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

Having worked with many different jewellery making materials over the years, my new work is now centered around eco-friendly, ethically sourced copper and semi-precious gemstones. Copper is a fascinating material to work with; often unpredictable, its colour is constantly changing, often times developing into richer hues with rainbow patinas. These subtle colours blend fabulously with a large variety of stones, from rose quartz to black lava.

I'm a proud member of the Etsy Ireland Team!
Search for wonderful things on Etsy using the tag 'craftyirelandteam'.
Check out the blog at: www.etsyireland.blogspot.com

Lisa Fahy

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Lisa Fahy

Copper Circle Necklace with Lava Stone
Copper Circle Necklace with Lava Stone
$48.19
Copper Circle Necklace with Aventurine
Copper Circle Necklace with Aventurine
$48.19
Copper Circle Necklace with Labradorite
Copper Circle Necklace with Labradorite
$48.19
Copper Circle Necklace with Smoky Quartz
Copper Circle Necklace with Smoky Quartz
$48.19
Copper Circle Necklace with Rose Quartz
Copper Circle Necklace with Rose Quartz
$48.19
Hammered Copper Circle Necklace
Hammered Copper Circle Necklace
$48.19
Tarot Card Necklace -- The World
Tarot Card Necklace -- The World
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- Judgement
Tarot Card Necklace -- Judgement
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Lovers
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Lovers
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Hermit
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Hermit
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- Justice
Tarot Card Necklace -- Justice
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- Wheel of Fortune
Tarot Card Necklace -- Wheel of Fortune
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Moon
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Moon
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- High Priestess
Tarot Card Necklace -- High Priestess
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- Strength
Tarot Card Necklace -- Strength
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Tower
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Tower
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Heirophant
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Heirophant
$9.04
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Sun
Tarot Card Necklace -- The Sun
$9.04
John William Waterhouse Necklace
John William Waterhouse Necklace
$9.04
John William Waterhouse Necklace
John William Waterhouse Necklace
$9.04
John William Waterhouse Necklace
John William Waterhouse Necklace
$9.04
John William Waterhouse Necklace
John William Waterhouse Necklace
$9.04
Flowers of Ireland Necklace -- Pilewort
Flowers of Ireland Necklace -- Pilewort
$9.04
Flowers of Ireland Necklace -- Daisies
Flowers of Ireland Necklace -- Daisies
$9.04
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Anonymous on May 31, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I received this today and am so very pleased with the quality and workmanship. Have not seen any like it in my area of the US. I am sure my granddaughter will love it.

Anonymous on May 31, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this along with the Little Red Riding Hood Copper pendant and am extremely pleased with both of them. One is for me and the other is for a gift for my granddaughter. I am a big fan of Lisa's and have many pieces that she has made for me.

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About

It's a Long Way from Little Falls, NY to Co. Mayo, Ireland

Here’s a wee tale to entertain you, beginning, as all good stories do, with “Once Upon a Time.”

Once upon a time, there was a small red-haired girl living in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. She wished for three things: straight hair, a pony, and an Irish-boy pen pal. She waited and wished, but none of the three came around. Her hair went curlier, the closest thing she had to a pony was a baby blue bicycle with the word “mustang” written on it, and even though she checked Irish and boy on her pen pal form, what she ended up with was a girl from Australia.

So, she went on with her life. She went to school and realized that she loved reading, writing, and art, but not so much math and science. She went to college and studied journalism and dreamed of writing “Random Notes” in Rolling Stone and a best-selling novel that would get her on the David Letterman Show by age 25. She went to work as a researcher for an author writing a book about breast cancer. She adopted a kitten named Terrapin from the local animal shelter (who spent 18 happy years with the girl before her ninth life expired). Then the girl worked for a radiologist who specialized in diagnosing breast cancer. The radiologist taught her how to make jewellery and she started selling love bead necklaces in the parking lots of concerts. She moved to Boston and worked in biotech and pharmaceutical research. She moved on to a dotcom. She forgot about art and jewellery. She didn’t forget about straight hair, a pony, or an Irish boy pen pal.

Then one day, she sat down on a barstool in a pub in Boston on a Sunday afternoon. Sitting next to her was an Irish boy. She ignored him, he pestered her, she started to listen, and next thing she knew, they were getting married. He helped her rediscover her love for art, found her a graduate programme in Museum Studies and convinced her to enroll, and she started working as an educator in an art museum.

After a number of years, city life started taking its toll on the two of them, and they decided to make their move to Co. Mayo. Three weeks later, the recession hit. She was lucky and found short-term work as an educator in the National Museum of Ireland, and then after that work ended, she started her own business doing what she loved…working with children and art. She rescued a kitten named Nibbler from the local animal shelter, then a dog named Bella, and much to her husband’s dismay, another cat named Nëukat (only because no name seemed right and the cat was, after all, a new cat).

And then the desire to make jewellery again started to burn. She secured Leader Funding, became a certified Art Clay instructor, and here she is today, teaching metal clay and developing her own jewellery lines.

And what about her three wishes? She’s ended up with something even better than an Irish boy pen pal … she found her husband and soul mate (who has been known to send her a letter from time to time). A few months ago, she finally had her hair straightened at the beauty salon and realized, after all that wishing, that she hated straight hair.

She’s still waiting for the pony……

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Jewellery

    All things creative...that's what keeps me going. Jewellery designer, children's art teacher, museum tour guide, and aspiring novelist. There's not enough time in the day!

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