My passion for jewellery design began at a young age, in West Cork, where I spent my summers selling my unique, beaded designs at the country market. Over the years, my fascination and love for all things sparkly grew and, having spent time working with the talented jeweller and hand-engraver, Don O’Mahony, I discovered the multi-faceted layers involved in jewellery design and production. It was at this point I began to expand my repertoire into goldsmithing.
After finishing my studies, I set up Magee Jewellery. I create handmade, bespoke jewellery, using traditional goldsmithing techniques. I do everything, from simple, everyday jewellery to engagement and wedding bands. I also remodel old jewellery.
Jewellery creates special moments and lifelong memories and I feel privileged to be a part of the process.
I like to create a personalised experience and I am lucky to say that I love what I do. Our website is www.mageejewellery.com.
I love what I do, therefore I do not mind that happening, but I am also lucky, as I am able to make my schedule flexible to fit around other aspects of life.
My key to entertaining is to keep things simple. My go-to dish would be homemade pizzas. I love going to Iago and the English Market to pick up fresh bits for the pizza. Pizza is a crowd-pleaser and it allows me to do most of the preparation in advance, leaving plenty of time to have the chats with my friends. For dessert (the most important part), I like to get the cocktail shaker out and make some espresso martinis. I spent years working in bars, so whipping up some cocktails is second nature.