Tag Archives: Tracy Gilbert Designs

Finding Ways to Make it Happen!

You wouldn’t think that a car journey with your husband and a 10-month old baby would be the time most people decide to leave their job and start their own business. But anyone who knows me would tell you that it sounds just like me – I’m not afraid of taking the odd risk and […]

Bealtaine – a Celtic Fire Festival

One of the most significant dates in Celtic times was the Festival of Bealtaine. Around May 1st is when the ancient festival of Bealtaine (also called Beltane) took place, about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Like many other Celtic festivals the date has an agricultural significance as it symbolised the start […]

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 […]

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 at the British Museum!!!

Children of Lir Collection now available at the British Museum’s Celts Exhibition A special exhibition opens today 24th of September in London, in partnership between the British Museum and National Museums Scotland. It will run through March 2016 and be shown in London and Edinburgh. This is the first major British exhibition in 40 years […]

Growing Home Collection – the meaning behind the pieces

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Growing Home Collection – the meaning behind the jewelry Tracy’s vision of Ireland is reflected in her ‘Growing Home’ collection with Ireland represented as a tree with deep roots – resilient and enduring – that has remained standing strong, swaying but unbroken. Throughout the years, Ireland has continued to grow whilst never ceasing to give shelter to past, […]