Daisies are probably the flower most of us remember best from childhood.
The name 'Daisy' comes from the word dægeseage, meaning "day's eye". as the flowers open at dawn and close in the evening. In the Irish language the daisy has the lovely name Nóinín (pronounced No-neen).
From March onwards, when the green fields of Ireland turned white with daisies, little girls made daisy chains by making a slit in the stem of one daisy with a thumbnail and passing the next flower through, and continuing until the chain was long enough to be worn as a crown, bracelet or necklace.
Older girls, picked the petals of a daisy one-by-one while thinking of a particular boy, and saying "He loves me, he loves me not" hoping the last petal would be "He loves me".
You can still go to the fields and make daisies chains, or you can wear daisies from our most popular jewellery collection Cover Me With Daisies at deBlaca.ie
This was my first collection and was inspired by fields of daisies in the Irish countryside.