Every collection produced by INNER ISLAND has gone through many stages. Jeweller Gemma O Leary likes to find inspiration from a particular point of reference. Below are a few examples.
Then comes the doodling stage. There is lots of notebooks scattered around with drawings of ideas . Gemma carries at least one notebook at all times.
This is followed by the trail and error stage. Lots of prototypes get made that never make it to the shop floor. Despite the upswing that INNER ISLAND is experiencing all pieces are still handcrafted by Gemma O Leary in her studio in Dublin. This is initially the most frustrating part of the process but once the design is complete the feeling of joy makes it worthwhile.
Once the final design is finished its time to show the world .