JK JewelleryWelcome to Jennifer Kinnear Jewellery, a dazzling assortment of vibrant designs and handmade Irish jewellery. My work ranges from contemporary pieces made of bright African beads, vinyl and neon-coloured Perspex to delicate gold and silver heirloom keepsakes.
Whether you fall in love with my intricate humming birds, cockle shells or little Moroccan slippers cast in gold, or my bold statement pieces made of sliced bamboo, ostrich egg or horn, you will find skill, imagination and playfulness in my pieces.
Here you can view my handmade jewellery, keep up to date with news of my new designs and collections and also commission me to make something especially for you or a loved one.
About JenniferAs a child I collected, hoarded and made beautiful things. I was also adventurous, which soon led to a love of travel. During trips to New York and Switzerland I encountered some of the world's finest gold and silver jewellery, and in Mexico and California I discovered a bounty of amazing gems and stones (I took a suitcase-full home to Ireland and started my first jewellery brand)
By 2002 I had studied silver-smithing in NCAD (National College of Art & design) designed my first collections of Irish handmade jewellery and established my own wholesale business; I have been designing and making ever since. I also continued to travel extensively, most frequently to Kenya. Kenya's exotic materials and tribal design traditions have become a big inspiration.
As passionate about sailing and kite surfing as I am about jewellery, I am now based in one of Europe's kite surf hot spots, Tarifa in southern Spain. I supply shops and individual clients across the world and return regularly to Ireland to showcase my new collections.You can contact me here.
Books and travelling to different locations around the world, have given me the freedom of expression and inspiration for my designs.
I pride myself on quality of craftsmanship and like to specialize in combining silver and gold with semi precious and precious stones of unusual shapes, combinations and colour. I like to make timeless, contemporary and unique pieces which can be passed down from generation to generation. Jewels to be hoarded, treasured and loved by all who wear them.