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Mrs Emma Louise Thorpe

Work The Designerie 88 Main Street Antrim Bushmills BT57 8QD Cell Phone: 07858792404 Website: Atlantic Rose

Biography

From the age of 4 I have had a love of making beautiful things, ingrained in me by mother and my grandmother. What started off as a passion for knitting is now a passion for creating unique sterling silver jewellery using ancient metal working techniques.

My work is inspired by the rich and vibrant history and outstanding natural beauty of where I grew up, and still live, the stunning Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. My connection with this place feeds into my work, weaving meaning and significance into each piece I make, from the powerful North Atlantic waves crashing on the shoreline, to the sunken treasure of the Spanish Armada; the spectacular geology of the Giant’s Causeway and even the enormous amount of rain we get. It is all subtly reflected in my work. The techniques I use: chainmail, viking knitting, hand-forging and sand-casting,  originate from my interest in ancient metalworking techniques, which I became fascinated by during my previous career as an archaeologist.

The influences of both my grandmother and where I am from led me to name the business Atlantic Rose. “Atlantic” for where I grew up and “Rose” for my Nan, Rosena Shaw, or “Rose” as she was known to family and friends. In fact that’s Nan’s handwriting you see in the Atlantic Rose logo. She was an amazing artist and a huge creative influence in my life. Sadly she died before I launched my business but I like to think she’s still with me in spirit.

Each handmade piece I create is unique, from bespoke wedding bands, to custom-made necklaces and gemstone set pendants. My full range of jewellery is available to purchase in Makers’ House in The Designerie, Bushmills, or you can purchase via my website.

Jewellery is an incredibly personal thing. Finding the right piece can be extraordinarily difficult. I work closely with customers, to design and create distinctive jewellery that will be treasured forever; beautiful pieces with meaning, that will make you look and feel fabulous.

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