Aisling Mcgloughlin Jewellery

  • Midi Modern Mosaic stud earrings with gold leaf

    Part of my Modern Mosaics Kim Collection

    Rankaku and Kim were the Urushi techniques used to create these earrings. Uniquely with the Rankaku technique the white you see is real eggshell. The eggshell is broken, individually shaped and then embedded into the lacquered surface of the piece. Over the following weeks the surface is coated in successive layers of lacquer. Then the surface is sanded back and polished to reveal the unique modern mosaic.

    The final step with these exquisite earrings is the careful application of gold leaf, this Urushi technique is called Kim, and has been used for 1000s of years to show beauty, preciousness, love and devotion. Gold Leaf dates back to before the Egyptians. They used it to adorn sculptures and coated the tombs of the deceased Pharaoh’s. In Greece, gold leaf was used to decorate accents of statues. In Japan, gold leaf has been used in conjunction with other Urushi Techniques since its discovery. As with all my pieces I take an ancient traditional technique and honour it by using is in a contemporary context.

    For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These are exquisite blank, white and gold earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurements: Mini earrings size 2 cm x 2 cm

    Weight: 2.6 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver, gold leaf and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more gold. Anything can be done, just ask, asking is free!

  • Long ‘Little Things’ oval statement earrings in yellow, orange and blue.

    Part of my ‘Little Things’ Collection

    Tambo was the Urushi technique used to create your piece. Uniquely with the Tambo technique the pattern is created using small dried objects, ‘Little Things’, such as rice or pasta (perhaps dinosaur shaped!) These are placed one by one and semi-submerged in a layer of lacquer to help sculpt the pattern. After 24 hours in the Furo they are very carefully removed, leaving behind a raised texture which I build upon by adding successive layers. Can you guess what ‘Little Things’ I used for these earrings? For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These exquisite yellow, blue and orange earrings pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Long earrings size 4.3 cm x 2.3 cm

    Weight: 4.1 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 10 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking is free

  • Muy Mini Modern Mosaic round stud earrings

    Part of my Modern Mosaics Collection

    Rankaku was the Urushi technique used to create these earrings. Uniquely with the Rankaku technique the white you see is real eggshell. The eggshell is broken, individually shaped and then embedded into the lacquered surface of the piece. Over the following weeks the surface is coated in successive layers of lacquer. Then the surface is sanded back and polished to reveal the unique modern mosaic. For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These are exquisite blank and white earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Muy Mini earrings size 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm

    Weight: 1.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking if free!

  • Muy Mini Shiwa-nur circle stud earrings in orange, pink and blue

    Shiwa-Nur was the Urushi technique I used for these earrings. Uniquely with Shiwa-nur a special, thicker lacquer, Kuro-roiro is applied undiluted. Interestingly when placed in the furo, this lacquer acts differently. While absorbing moisture from the air the lacquer contracts and forms black undulations or wrinkles. These wrinkles are what dictate the pattern. I then build upon this over weeks, by adding successive layers of differently coloured lacquer. For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section. .

    These are exquisite orange and pink earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives! So strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Muy Mini earrings size 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm

    Weight: 1.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking if free!

  • Mini Modern Mosaic circle stud earrings

    Part of my Modern Mosaics Collection

    Rankaku was the Urushi technique used to create these earrings. Uniquely with the Rankaku technique the white you see is real eggshell. The eggshell is broken, individually shaped and then embedded into the lacquered surface of the piece. Over the following weeks the surface is coated in successive layers of lacquer. Then the surface is sanded back and polished to reveal the unique modern mosaic. For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These are exquisite blank and white earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Mini earrings size 2.2 cm x 2.2 cm

    Weight: 1.8 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking if free!

  • Long ‘Little Things’ oval statement earrings in ochre yellow, green and blue

    Part of my ‘Little Things’ Collection

    Tambo was the Urushi technique used to create your piece. Uniquely with the Tambo technique the pattern is created using small dried objects, ‘Little Things’, such as rice or pasta (perhaps dinosaur shaped!) These are placed one by one and semi-submerged in a layer of lacquer to help sculpt the pattern. After 24 hours in the Furo they are very carefully removed, leaving behind a raised texture which I build upon by adding successive layers. Can you guess what ‘Little Things’ I used for these earrings? For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These exquisite green, ochre yellow and blue earrings pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Long earrings size 4.3 cm x 2.3 cm

    Weight: 4.1 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 10 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking is free

  • Shiwa-Nur circle stud earring in pink, green and yellow.

    Shiwa-Nur was the Urushi technique I used for these earrings. Uniquely with Shiwa-nur a special, thicker lacquer, Kuro-roiro is applied undiluted. Interestingly when placed in the furo, this lacquer acts differently. While absorbing moisture from the air the lacquer contracts and forms black undulations or wrinkles. These wrinkles are what dictate the pattern. I then build upon this over weeks, by adding successive layers of differently coloured lacquer. For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section. .

    These are exquisite green, yellow, pink and purple earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives! So strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Midi earrings size 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm

    Weight: 2.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a .. cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking if free!

  • Shiwa-nur circle stud earrings in orange, yellow and blue

    Shiwa-Nur was the Urushi technique I used for these earrings. Uniquely with Shiwa-nur a special, thicker lacquer, Kuro-roiro is applied undiluted. Interestingly when placed in the furo, this lacquer acts differently. While absorbing moisture from the air the lacquer contracts and forms black undulations or wrinkles. These wrinkles are what dictate the pattern. I then build upon this over weeks, by adding successive layers of differently coloured lacquer. For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section. .

    These are exquisite orange, yellow and blue earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives! So strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurment: Midi earrings size 2.4 cm x 2.4 cm

    Weight: 2.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 2 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more orange. Anything can be done, just ask, asking if free!

  • Muy Mini Modern Mosaic stud earrings with gold leaf

    Part of my Modern Mosaics Kim Collection

    Rankaku and Kim were the Urushi techniques used to create these earrings. Uniquely with the Rankaku technique the white you see is real eggshell. The eggshell is broken, individually shaped and then embedded into the lacquered surface of the piece. Over the following weeks the surface is coated in successive layers of lacquer. Then the surface is sanded back and polished to reveal the unique modern mosaic.

    The final step with these exquisite earrings is the careful application of gold leaf, this Urushi technique is called Kim, and has been used for 1000s of years to show beauty, preciousness, love and devotion. Gold Leaf dates back to before the Egyptians. They used it to adorn sculptures and coated the tombs of the deceased Pharaoh’s. In Greece, gold leaf was used to decorate accents of statues. In Japan, gold leaf has been used in conjunction with other Urushi Techniques since its discovery. As with all my pieces I take an ancient traditional technique and honour it by using is in a contemporary context.

    For more info on this incredible technique and Urushi in general check out my ‘About Urushi’ section.

    These are exquisite blank, white and gold earrings that pair perfectly with real life. They are super durable and can withstand the day to day knocks and bumps that come with our busy lives. These guys are so strong yet effortlessly wearable and light, so light you’ll almost forget they are there!

    Measurements: Muy Mini earrings size 1.6 cm x 1.6 cm

    Weight: 1.7 grams per earring !! (about the same as a 1 cent coin)

    Made from: Sterling silver, gold leaf and Urushi Lacquer.

    Each piece, each individual earring is different. We are unique individuals and our jewellery should reflect that! Why settle or normal and ordinary when you’re not.

    If you want something made just for you, message me! Maybe you want a larger version or something with more weight to it, or even something with more gold. Anything can be done, just ask, asking is free!

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