I updated the Claddagh Ring designs to make them a bit more elegent. The previous designs were quite big. I’ve gotten better at designing since made those original designs. I also ordered them in silver this time around to really give them a nice look. There are two designs – you can buy them here in whatever size you need. They will take about 3 weeks to deliver from the time they are ordered. You can also read all about the meaning of the Claddagh symbol here.
Celtic Knot Shield Pendant in matte gold steel from Shapeways.
This is an original design I created last month. I just got it from Shapeways in the matte gold steel material. Celtic shield symbols generally represent strength and resolve.
I looked at a lot of other Celtic knot shield pendant designs but did not find one I liked. So I sat down and sketched out a couple different ideas. I knew I definitely wanted a circular design. This one was kind of a combination of a couple ideas and it was the one I liked best. After getting the sketch that I liked, I sat down and started modeling it in 3D. If this one is popular I have some other concepts I could create, too.
You can order this pendant in our shop.
Or you can order it in any material you like from our Shapeways shop.
A few of our Celtic necklaces are featured in this new Davenport store.
A few Celtic necklaces from D&O Celtic Jewelry are for sale at L&D 15. This is a new store in Davenport that opened last month. The store is unique compared to other stores in this area. They feature things from local artists and crafters. They also carry national brands we don’t normally see here, such as Me&Ro. They selected a few of my necklaces to sell there. It was humbling to see my Celtic necklaces next to some of the great jewelry they have.
The two people behind L&D 15 are Lepeti Etu and David Balluff (L&D). They feature their own work there as well. Lepeti is best known for his hats. He comes from New York and has worked with world-class designers. He also designs clothing and jewelry. David does silk screening and art. He used to work at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. He also has a silk-screen business called General Assembly. They are both extremely talented.
The space itself is still a work in process. It will be more than just a store. There is a mini coffee shop inside. There is also a workshop space for makers to work on their products. They are going to have a regular series called “Meet Your Maker”. Local makers will come and talk about what they do. This is a chance for customers to meet the designers. They can ask questions and see a demonstration. The store has furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, hats, household items and more. The store is at 520 W. 2nd Stret in Davenport.
I wish nothing but success for L&D 15. They bring a very unique resource to our city. I look forward to see if it leads to a larger project. I think some very cool collaborations could come out of this. You never know what might happen when you get so many creative people together.
You can use the coupon code “cyber” here at docelticjewelry.com and save 30% off on all necklaces until December 5th. This code will only work on purchases through this web site.
Shapeways also has a special going right now – get a $10 store credit with any purchase on their site. So this special would apply to the rings that link from this site to that site.
To get items from Shapeways in time for Christmas, please keep in mind these dates.