Elsa Tierney Jewellery
Reminiscent of lost treasures
The story behind the brand started when Tierney's aunt had a beautiful collection of very expensive jewellery and when she visited her as a child, the first thing Tierney would say was “treasure!” She would smile, nod and allow her niece to rummage through her jewellery box. Combinations of silver and gold, set with wonderful stones made her dream at night of finding caskets of buried treasure.
Founder- Elsa Tierney
Tierney's parents would take her to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum and she would stare through the glass cabinets in awe at the Egyptian adornments, trying to figure out how each piece was made and then try to replicate it in copper wire. Her mother, an artist herself, would bring home discarded coloured electrical wire, which the Tierney would fashion into African style jewellery and sell at school fairs.
Inspired by jewellery, sculpture and artifacts my designs have a quality reminiscent of lost treasures and each piece is a homage to modern artists such as Tamara De'Lempicka, Brancusi and Man Ray, whilst encompassing my love for Art Deco, Bauhaus and Futurist design. Combining my Fine Art background with traditional jewellery making techniques, I like to create small jewellery sculptures, designed to be exhibited on the body.