Bridal Wedding Jewellery
Are you planning you special day and looking for quality, unique and local Bridal Wedding Jewellery?
Here at NI Silver we specialize in making Northern Ireland’s landmarks into hallmarked, quality silver and gold jewellery.
We make necklaces, earrings, charms, lapel pins and cufflinks so you could buy items for all of the bridal and groom parties.
We can also personalize some of our jewellery designs so please let us know your ideas.
We offer you the chance to have jewellery which has a connection to where you live, were proposed at or perhaps even having your wedding at. So why not have a special piece of jewellery that will always remind you of that special day?
Please Contact us to discuss your ideas and how we can help you.
All the best in planning your special day, it will be amazing.
Silver Tree of Life Necklace Blog
We recently conducted a competition on Facebook to win one of our Silver Tree of Life Necklace pieces of jewellery.
We had a great response and the winner was Johnny McMeekin, he was specially selected by ‘Tony’ the Guinea Pig. Have a look at the video below.
We will be holding more competitions in 2017, so why not join us on Facebook to keep up to date on this and other activities we will be getting up to.
Craft Fairs – Northern Ireland (NI) Silver
Please have a look below for the Craft Fairs – Northern Ireland (NI) Silver will be attending. We really look forward to meeting you and telling you the stories and inspirations for our jewellery making.
If you want to order a piece of silver or gold jewellery and collect it from us at one of these Craft Fairs or Markets around Northern Ireland, then please let us know and we can arrange it.
As we may not have every item from the website with us, please let us know if you are coming to a market with a specific piece in mind and we will hopefully be able to bring along your jewellery gift.
26th & 27th November – Crafted at Castle Ward, Strangford
26th November – Georgian Day, Armagh
2 Dec – Culloden Hotel, Cultra
2nd & 3rd Dec – Ards Town Hall, Newtownards
3 Dec – Belmont Tower, Ballyhackamore
10 Dec – Dock Market, SSE Arena
11 Dec – Frock Fairs, Belfast Castle
LAST ORDERS FOR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COMMISSIONS
Sorry Already Closed – but place your orders early for St Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.
Derry Londonderry Guildhall Craft Fair
So excited to have been accepted to attend the Derry Londonderry Guildhall Craft Fair 2016.
This venue and event have been high on our wish list to attend and we are attending 11-13 Nov 2016.
If you are around the North Coast of Northern Ireland, you really need to attend this lovely event.
We were lucky enough to be mentioned in the article below by the ‘derrynow’ team.
The Derry and Strabane Council give a more information on this Craft Fair as follows:
‘The return of the City’s ever popular Annual Guildhall Craft Fair takes place Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2016 and is a great chance for visitors to pick up the perfect handcrafted gift. Now in its 22nd year, Derry City and Strabane District Council’s annual Craft Fair, crafters from across Ireland will once again host their unique handmade wares in the ornate surroundings of the majestic Guildhall in the heart of Derry. From fashion to food, you’ll be sure to find something special here for a unique Christmas gift’.
RAF Fly Past Belfast Titanic Quarter Northern Ireland.
We are lucky enough to witness the RAF Fly Past Belfast Titanic Quarter Northern Ireland on 8 Nov 2016.
The Fly Past was to mark the start of the Skills Northern Ireland events taking place on 8th and 9th Nov 2016.
To watch the Fly Past please click on the link below.
To find out more about the Skills Northern Ireland events please have a look at the link below.
Art of Silver and Glass Exhibition Armagh Visitors Information Centre
We are so excited to have been given the opportunity to conduct a joint exhibition with Keith Sheppard, Art of Silver and Glass Exhibition Armagh Visitors Information Centre.
The ‘Art of Silver and Glass Exhibition’ is on 1st Nov to 31 Dec and is open 9-5 Monday to Saturday. There is even a car park right next door to the exhibition.
Ruth and Keith only meet recently and both were excited about how their respective works of Silver and Glass could work together. This is their first exhibition together and they would like to thank the Armagh Visitors Information Centre for giving them this opportunity.
More details about the exhibition can be found via the links below. Let us know if you have attended.
We have even put together a little video to give you a flavour of the lovely pieces of jewellery and glass but also the lovely old building the exhibition is taking place in.
Keith’s website is as follows, you should have a look at his stunning pieces of glass.
Should you have any questions about this exhibition and Ruth’s and Keith’s work please feel free to contact them.
MI-NI Silver Jewellery Exhibition Portaferry
We are really excited to be given the opportunity to have our MI-NI Silver Jewellery Exhibition Portaferry at the ‘Loft Gallery’ Portaferry Visitors Information Centre.
During the month of July 2016 over 80 pieces of our stunning hallmarked silver jewellery will be on display in the lovely ‘Art in the Loft Gallery’ setting overlooking Strangford Lough. There are also some one-off pieces designed especially to reflect the ‘Narrows’ and also how the waters swirls in circles around the ferry.
Our exhibition is part of the annual ‘Art in the Loft’ exhibition series facilitated by the Ards and North Down Borough Council and its great ‘Ards Crafts’ team.
So if you are in Portaferry just follow the yellow ‘AA’ road signs to the Vistors Information Centre, which is next to the RNLI building.
A link to some of the events is shown below:
Belfast’s Thanksgiving Statue – Silver jewelry
Belfast’s Thanksgiving Statue – Silver jewelry is a very popular design. Based upon the Belfast Beacon of Hope Statue our silver necklace is just stunning.
We are really happy with how our Thanksgiving Statue has turned out and the way that our customers are liking her.
Our necklace, charm or earring is made of solid silver and is hallmarked by the Assay Office to confirm that our silver meets the international standard.
The Belfast Thanksgiving Square was inspired by the Thanks-Giving Square Dallas America and the more details about this found at the following link http://www.thanksgiving.org/thanks-giving-square/aboutthesquare/
The Belfast story of the Thanksgiving Statue according to ‘Wiki’ is as follows:
The Thanksgiving Statue is a £300,000 public art metal sculpture by Andy Scott 19.5 metres high constructed in 2007 in Thanksgiving Square in Belfast. As with other public works of art in Ireland the sculpture has been given several nicknames. These include the Beacon of Hope, Nuala with the Hula (credited to Gerard Doyle), the Belle on the Ball and the Thing with the Ring.
It is currently the second largest public art sculpture in Belfast, after Rise on Broadway Roundabout.
MI-NI Collection of Silver Jewellery
The MI-NI Collection of Silver Jewellery has been growing over the last 2 years as we have been working hard on building silver and gold jewellery pieces for each of the 6 Counties of Northern Ireland.
Our newest jewellery design is this lovely little Belfast Castle. Shown here as a necklace we can also make it into earrings, charms and perhaps even cufflinks.
So if you know of someone with a special connection to the Castle please let them know about our Castle or leave us a comment.
If you want more information about Belfast Castle please click on the link below:
Some of the other key pieces of the MI-NI collection are the world know Giant’s Causeway and the rapidly catching up tourist hot spot called the ‘Dark hedges’.
We have made pieces for both of these and you can see them via these links below.
Information about the actual places themselves can be found by the links below:
NI Silver Jewellery – Our first blog
Hello and welcome to NI Silver Jewellery – Our first blog
Hello and welcome to NI Silver Jewellery – Our first blog, thank you for taking an interest in NI Silver.
So here we go with our first Blog.
We are a local Northern Ireland family business, fortunate enough to be living in Holywood County Down.
Ruth McEwan-Lyon is our Jewellery Maker and designer.
Steve McEwan-Lyon is in charge of our Operations
We hope our blogs will give you an insight into who we are, what we are doing and how we might be able to help you.
We were lucky to have lived overseas for a few years and when we returned to Norn Iron, we wanted to send our new overseas friends ‘a little piece of our home’ however found it very difficult to find anything that reflected Northern Ireland (NI).
So, NI Silver was born, out of a love of silver but more so a tremendous love for our wee country. Ruth decided to channel her artistic talents into making silver 3D iconic images. Our jewellery reflects all of our most famous landmarks in silver, gold, platinum and palladium, basically whatever precious metal you require.
Starting with the Titanic Visitor Centre (which was being launched when we returned home), Ruth swiftly captured the Cranes, Scrabo Tower, The Dark Hedges, Nuala with the Hula and The Giant’s Causeway.
We are currently working on new iconic landmarks to eventually cover every county in Norther Ireland. So please keep following the blogs so that we can keep you updated on our progress, county by county.
We also take on private commission work and Ruth will aim to build a long-term relationship with you so that she can better understand what it is you want from the jewellery you will create together.
We are very excited about our work and our creations, and love discovering your stories and what emotions a place or a name will conjure up for you or your loved ones.
We are happy to meet with you to discuss your ideas, (usually over a tea or coffee), to confirm how you would like your commissioned piece of work to be created.
So if you have never had your own jewellery designer or you would like to experience our service, please give us a call and we can begin our journey together.
We look forward to seeing you in the future
Ruth and Steve