Irish landscape & heritage – hard not to be inspired!

I’ve been meaning to write about our family trip to Ennistymon in County Clare for ages now but the preparation for the National Crafts Fair in the RDS before Christmas was quickly upon me followed by preparing for Showcase (tradeshow) in the middle of January and then fulfilling orders from Showcase! We went to Ennistymon […]

The Claddagh – why it stands the test of time

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The Claddagh is a truly exceptional design that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so for centuries to come. It is as beautiful in meaning as it is to look at aesthetically. The meaning of the Claddagh remains as potent as it did when it was first designed: love (grá) […]

New Wild Rose Collection now available

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the last couple of months. I was preparing my youngest (and myself!!) for his first day at school as well as launching my newest collection. When I wasn’t stressing about one, I was stressing about the other. So in many ways, it could be said that I […]

The Irish Workshop horsing around with Tracy Gilbert at the RDS Horse Show

It’s about a year since I first signed up to be part of The Irish Workshop. I first met Charmaine Kenny in a cafe in Donabate – her enthusiasm for developing an online business that promoted Irish designers and artists was tangible and infectious – I signed up straight away! Most recently, I was delighted […]

Christening presents – where did the tradition come from?

Very recently, I was commissioned to make a Christening bracelet for a baby girl. The Children of Lir story was an important story to the family and as such one of my Children of Lir charms was to feature. It also included a garnet charm to represent the baby’s birthstone. I was very honoured to […]

Tracy Gilbert Designs & #WearingIrish

You may have seen recently on Twitter or Instagram a picture of Margaret Molloy wearing some of my jewellery. Looking great, as always! (both her and the jewellery :)) So how did this happen? Well, I have always been a fan of those trying to start something special. I love investing in new ideas (including […]

Tracy Gilbert Designs launches 1916 Collection

As we all know, 2016 marks 100 years since the Easter Rising and the reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on the steps of Dublin’s GPO. There are many events to mark the occasion taking place all across the country. The national papers, TV and Radio channels have invested steeply in commemorating the […]

Tracy Gilbert Designs exhibits at Showcase Ireland 2016

It was my second year on the balcony in the Enterprise Zone of Showcase Ireland with support from Fingal Local Enterprise Office and the show far exceeded my expectations 🙂 In the weeks leading up the the show, you don’t really have time to wonder how you will actually get on – designing brochures, posters, […]