About us

deBlaca creates jewellery inspired by art, driven by beauty. 

deBláca jewellery, is an award winning jewellery brand based in Dublin, Ireland. We are a typical start up, there are currently 3 of us trying to learn as much as possible about running a business!  Our jewellery is inspired by the art of Mairead. We want to create jewellery that is simple and beautiful. Each piece of jewellery is seen as a piece of art.  While our jewellery is reflective of nature; beautiful and delicate, it is non-symmetrical with unique contours and irregularities just like nature.

All of our jewellery is designed and made in Ireland.

About Mairead

It is amazing where life takes you, when I was younger I wanted to be a ballerina.   From age 6 to 12, I studied under the amazing and patient Joan Denise Moriarty, my breakout role was that of a cat cleaning herself - I was around 8 years of age and it was in our annual school performance. My memory of this is vivid, I didn’t want to let her down, so I cleaned every part of my cat face, especially behind the ears, practicing daily.  Joan Denise was an inspiration and as children we were memorized by her presence.  She was also very tall. I loved ballet and even though my mother encouraged me endlessly, I was too clumsy and awkward to be any good!  My life on the stage was before the world of social media and for some reason my mother didn't take any photos.
So when my career of a ballerina ended at aged 12,  I turned my attention to art. Even though I ended up reading history at University College Cork in Ireland, art was and still is my first love.  The smell of linseed oil, the whiff of turpentine and of course the thickness of oil paints themselves trigger me to relax, create and unwind. The ritual of preparing the canvas, organizing my paint brushes and painting is very therapeutic.  I am a heavy handed painter, laying coat upon coat of paint creating a painting that is almost 3D. Each of my painting is rough to touch with the groves and gnashes of the telling the story. It is this painting style that has led me to practice sculpture and from that to making jewellery.  So I learnt jewellery making and design at the national Collage of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland.
I never thought that I would end up as a jewellery designer but my jewellery like my art is a part of me, I see each piece of jewellery as a little pieces of sculptures.  Jewellery is very personal just like art, you either love it or not. I love how art and jewellery can evoke such emotion, memories and can pass through the generations.