Gaelic Forge is a new Artfire shop that I found when I was searching for items for a recent collection. They are a small family run jewellery business "located up against the foothills of the great Sierra Nevada Mountains" and their work is evocative, textured and stunning!
The piece at the top of this feature is a copper brooch. I love the sinuous lines and combination of patinas.
There's a wonderful mix of simple and more complex pieces in Gaelic Forge's studio. These Celtic Copper earrings are very simple, and very beautiful:
GaelicForge says of themselves:
GaelicForge offers Celtic inspired handcrafted jewelry. Unique and artistic copper pendants. Celtic treasures of organic and earthy earrings. Artisan designed brooches and charms. Bits of metal designed to wear to Renaissance faires. Ancient and Bohemian. Tribal style hammered copper and hammered nickel. All jewelry designed, hand forged and created one of a kind originals made in old world style.
Here's a hammered and forged copper pendant that I'm particularly fond of :) There's something so rustic and romantic about this piece -- it's elegant without being polished.
Do check out GaelicForge's Artfire shop to see the rest of the gorgeous pieces in their studio!