About Us

Designing and creating jewellery since 1993

Where it all began:

Our jewellery making career began in the late 80’s when Ed & I emigrated to Australia from Ireland just like many of the young people today. It was a wonderful opportunity and during our six years in Sydney we learned the art of silversmithing, indeed it wasn’t long before we found what we loved doing most….designing and making jewellery.We sold our first piece in Kirribilli market – North Sydney in 1992 and that was the beginning of retailing our creations

 

Jackie in the workroom in Sydney Australia

We decided to return to Ireland to set up our first workshop/studio in the Gaeltacht area of Connemara – Carraroe, Co. Galway. From there we began to sell our work in St. Nicholas market Galway City every Saturday for the next six years.

Our clientele grew rapidly and it wasn’t long before some of the leading gallery owners in Ireland approached us to supply them with our work. This was a change in direction as it meant a good bit of repetitive work in order to supply the wholesale trade. It was a great way of creating an awareness of our work throughout Ireland and we continued to supply for almost 10 years.

Jackie Keilthy at her jewellery workbech in Carroroe, Co.Galway
Ed Keilthy at his jewellery workbench

However we began to find that we really missed interacting with our customers.We really love producing one off pieces and wanted to develop our ever increasing commission range… The “River of Life” range….where we depict a person’s life story using our own unique symbol

We began to concentrate solely on the River of Life range and left our wholesaling days behind.

It was the correct decision as the range has grown from strength to strength….. with pieces finding homes all across the world.
It brings great joy yo our hearts to receive emails and phone calls from our customers telling us of the tears of joy, shed on receiving one of our River of Life pieces.It’s very touching for us to hear of the lovely responses to our work

 

jackie Keilthy surrounded by some of her jewellery creations
Jackie Ed and Bob in St Mullins

Today we continue to primarily make commissioned pieces for the River of Life range and when time permits pieces for our online shop….We have been very fortunate over all the year , to have the best of customers…..from our days in Galway , then Carlow, followed by Thomastown and now again back here Barrow side just outside Carlow ……. your appreciation and continued support is the reason we look forward to creating the next piece of jewellery with your story at it’s center..

Thank You

to all our Lovely customers over the years.

Jackie & Ed

A heart from Jackie