I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I have a fascination with Celtic history, music, folklore, and culture. My grandfather, John O’Shea, was the son of two Irish immigrants and he shared his love and pride of his Irish heritage with me. Because of Poppop (as I called him), I love reading about Irish mythology (like in the Morgan Llywelyn books that he introduced me to), I enjoy listening to Irish music (and hanging out with Irish musicians) and going to Renaissance Faires so much. This is also why I use Ciarrai (the Gaelic version of my name, Kerry) here and in my shop name.
So as you can probably guess, St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal to me. I couldn’t let the day go by without making something to commemorate it, which brings me to two new pieces:
The Celtic Knot Charm Necklace – a sweet and lovely way to celebrate your Irish heritage with an emerald green Swarovski crystal and two little Celtic knot charms on a 22k gold-plated gold chain. (What I love about this piece is just how dainty and feminine it is. You can still be wearing the green for St. Patrick’s Day (or any day really) without going overboard)
and the When Irish Eyes Were Smiling Charm Necklace: featuring a handmade sheet music charm with notes and lyrics to “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, I think of all the great Irish folk songs, songs like Oh Danny Boy and Irish Lullaby, which my grandfather used to sing to me when I was little. e when I was growing up. (I tear up every time I hear it, thinking of him and how much I miss him). This charm necklace (hopefully, the first in a new series) celebrates that beautiful music that I grew up listening to .
Both the Celtic Knot Charm Necklace and the When Irish Eyes Were Smiling Charm Necklace would be a perfect accessory for any Irish lass this St. Patrick’s Day and are available for you to purchase on my Etsy shop, Ciarrai Studios.