Shell Cone Collection

Contemporary Irish designer jewellery. Bespoke collection of handcrafted pendants, earrings and rings by Martina Hamilton. Hallmarked sterling silver hand plated with 22 carat gold.

Limpets and hair bells captured in silver and gold 

At the far end of Streedagh beach in north Sligo, there's a clutch of boulders which, at low tide, links to a tiny rocky outcrop we call Tor Island - Torgunnell on the map below. In the grassy nooks grows the delicate and beautiful wild flower, the hare bell. I'm always amazed that this tiny flower can withstand the harsh Atlantic weather.  Here too, limpets of all shapes and sizes decorate the rocks.

Martina Hamilton 

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An 1837 Ordnance Survey map of Sligo shows "Tor" (Torgunnel) as a rocky outcrop at the end of Streedagh shore. Derrnish Island, a little further up the coast, was home to my ancestors..

These conical limpet shells inspired the Shell Cone Collection  

Martina Hamilton Shell Cone long drop earrings. Sterling silver hand plated with 22 carat gold. 

Martina Hamilton Shell Cone long drop earrings. Sterling silver hand plated with 22 carat gold.