Mairead deblaca, jewellery designer
Mairead deblaca, from Mallow, Co Cork, is the founder of the multi award-winning jewellery brand deblaca Jewellery. Her designs are first created as paintings before being turned into pieces of jewellery. Her painting, Large Yellow Flower, was the inspiration for her jewellery range after so many friends and family commented that you could pick the flower from the canvas and wear it. Mairead sees each piece of jewellery as a piece of art that can be worn from day into night. She studied history and archaeology in University College Cork, and worked and travelled extensively throughout the USA, Africa and Asia, gathering inspiration as she went. Her studio is based in Dublin. deblaca jewellery is available online at deblaca.ie, in Kilkenny and Carraigdonn stores.