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Freshwater pearls ring

The steps to making a freshwater pearl ring in silver.

Cumann na mBan brooch

Cumann na mBan pin

Cumann na mBan pin

Recently I was asked to make a silver brooch a replica of one that was worn in the past  Cumann na mBan (Women’s League) I saw an original pin up close and took a sketch, there were two types one large one worn on the lapel and a smaller version worn on the hat.

The constitution of Cumann na mBan contained explicit references to the use of force and arms against crown forces in Ireland. Under its constitution, the primary aim of the organisation was to “advance the cause of Irish liberty” and “teach its members first aid, drill, signalling and rifle practice in order to aid the men of Ireland”.

And this being the 100th year of the 1916 Rising I thought well it would be a fitting tribute to those women who had being previously forgotten and who proudly fought along their male comrades for Irish freedom. History

Cumman na mBan

Cumman na mBan volunteers

Armed Cumman na mBan ladies

Women at Duckets Grove Carlow

I have made a good  few more of these brooches since before Easter and as each one in completely handmade every piece is different. I have made them for customers here in Ireland and UK and USA.  The second one is slightly longer. They can be ordered to make call us on 059 9140122 or  purchase here . Thank you to all who have purchased one of these pins it is a honour and privilege to make them for you. It helps to keep the memories of our fallen ladies alive

email goldmarkcarlow@gmail.com

 

 

cumann na mban pin

Cumann na mBan handmade pin

 

Cumman na mban badge

Silver Cumman na mBan Brooch

Interesting jobs

We get asked to remake old jewellery into something new all the time here is a recent project where we made a wedding ring from old rose gold chain customer also got a pair of cufflinks from the leftover gold

Carlow Sunset

Hi all this is our new site where we can showcase our wares and services. We will try to keep this updated as much as we can here is a picture form Carlow. The Millennium bridge or the Jimmy Murnane bridge over the river Barrow. Got a nice sunset coming across the bridge.

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