Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: Honor Irish Artisans and Designers

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What better way to honor Ireland’s own St. Patrick than to pay homage to the incredibly talented Irish designers and artisans that keep the tradition of fine handmade craft production alive. Let’s visit with the best and brightest makers of Ireland.

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Magnificent gold and silver Violino brooch by master goldsmith Alex Thiel. Crafted in the Art Deco style using yellow gold, sterling silver, red stained wood, princess cut rhodolite garnets and diamonds.

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Palladium Tulip Ring with marquise cut aquamarine gemstone by Alex Thiel Designs.

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Unusual cushion cut yellow sapphire with two tapered brilliant cut diamonds create a stunning engagement ring by Alex Thiel. Cork City, Ireland.

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Luxurious red tartan mohair bomber jacket with removable sleeves over red tartan mohair ballgown. The Tweed Project.

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Red tartan high collared dress with a cool retro vibe by The Tweed Project. The Tweed Project create handmade, one off pieces that combine beautiful Irish fabrics with modern tailoring for a truly authentic expression of Irish design, operating from a small Atelier in Galway, Ireland.

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Series of elegant, modern porcelain vessels by Adam Frew, Co.Derry, Ireland.

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Contemporary porcelain bowl by Adam Frew.

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Lovely, one-of-a-kind hand painted porcelain flasks, Adam Frew.

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Sustainable, luxury, merino wool knitwear for babies that expect the best. Pom pom hat, handmade in Dublin, Ireland by Showcase Ireland winner Snugí Babóg. It seems this sweet little miss is considering her next purchase.

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For guys that take their beards and shaving experience seriously, hand crafted badger hair shaving brushes. The handle is a combination of walnut and beech with a contemporary hexagonal form, by Bearded Man, Co. Meath, Ireland.

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Glorious Celtic knot basket formed with colored willow. Saille Baskets.

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A woven celebration of the beauty of nature. The Aisling Tote, willow bark ribbon detail and vegetable tanned cognac Italian leather handles. The dark and light hues of different willow varieties create a rich visual contrast. Saille Baskets.

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Striking contemporary willow Saille basket that could simply sit in the corner of your living room and look fabulous. Co. Cork, Ireland. Read how basketry artisan Diane Carton grows and harvests her willow here. It’s truly awe inspiring.

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A contemporary graphic expression fashioned in 18k gold and diamonds of Ireland’s beloved horse. This stunning pendant by jewellery designer Vanessa Murtagh.

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Modern 3-D Pendant of 18k gold by Vanesssa Ree Jewellery.

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Bold, avant-garde cluster earrings in 9k gold. Vanessa Ree Jewellery. Kildare, Ireland.

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Handcrafted beauty products using all natural ingredients by Berry-Be-Beauty. So many yummy flavors to choose from, like Bubblegum Lip Scrub.

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Can you imagine this heavenly combination of bergamot and sweet orange hand cream? You can? Yes, so can I. Berry-Be-Beauty. The brand was founded by award winning entrepreneur Lorna Venton, an experienced holistic therapist and is based in North Dublin, Ireland.

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Spectacular knit dress for Irish princesses and all those who appreciate innovative knitwear as an art form. By Showcase Ireland winner Linda Wilson Knitwear.

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Beanie Ribbed Retro Petal Hat with coordinated scarf. Linda Wilson Knitwear.

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For those of us who insist on standing out from the crowd, Beanie Ribbed Triangular Hat, coordinated scarf and poncho, by Linda Wilson Knitwear.

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Pretty as a picture Four Bow Scarf with coordinated forest green cloche by the talented Linda Wilson Knitwear.

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Eye-catching sterling silver cufflinks embellished with sparkling blue topaz by Showcase Ireland winner Garrett Mallon Jewellery.

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Celtic Flame Pendant Necklace by Garrell Mallon Jewellery. Inspired by the beloved patron saint of Ireland St. Brigid and the unquenchable spirit of the Irish nation.

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It’s all about the drama. Vibrant statement handbag by Alewalsh.com, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

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The vibration of energizing colors makes this Josefine Fuego handbag so irresistible. Tinalak fabrics crafted by local artisans in the Philippines with purple leather trim. Alewalsh.com.

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Important multi strand natural shell pearl necklace enhanced with vintage inspired cascading cubic zirconia. Newbridge Silverware.

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Who couldn’t use a little protection from the evil eye? This stunning stacking ring features blue lapis lazuli and clear crystal stones. Newbridge Silverware. Co. Kildare, Ireland.

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Create an instant party with the festive hand-blown glass jug and glasses by Showcase Ireland winner Jerpoint Glass Studio, located in Kilkenny, Ireland.

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Mesmerizing swirls of pure color and the skilled hand of the artisan fashion these breathtaking highball glasses. Jerpoint Glass Studio.

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Millinery as a high art form. A bespoke rainbow halo by award winning Caithriona King Designs.

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If the Statue of Liberty ever stepped down off of her pedestal for just one night to party, this would be the radiant headpiece she would choose. Bespoke millinery by Caithriona King Designs.

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Uninhibited, exuberant, magical. This spectacular headpiece seems to reflect the fireworks of innovation. Caithriona King Designs, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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