Hello and welcome to my shop!
My name is Gillian and I am the designer and maker of all things GG Designs.
I live in the beautiful countryside of Co. Tipperary, Ireland not far from the historic Rock of Cashel. I am married to Mark and we have two fantastic kids, Lilly and Bill. I'm also a massive lover of animals and you'll regularly see our dog Lola and cats Malo and Ludo pop up on my social media stories.
My love for art and craft began in secondary school and I continued my creative adventure on into art college for several years, where I even ventured into ceramics for a short period of time.
When I left college in my early 20's, I turned my back completely on my creative life and travelled and worked in various different jobs for many years. I then spent several years working in jewellery retail and when my first child started primary school I decided to return to college. My chosen course was Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing. I absolutely loved it! It felt so good to be back designing and creating again.
So here I am, combining my two passions, art and jewellery design. Creating and making something handmade and being able to share it with people who appreciate it is so fulfilling.
As you can probably tell from the materials i use, sustainability is always at the forefront of my design process. I try my best to utilize what I already have available to me. One of my favourite pastimes is visiting my local charity shops to see what items and fabrics i can use in my pieces. I have so much fun creating something new, stylish and affordable from these finds.
Please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or come say hi over on my social media.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy browsing!