Rothlú Jewellery is made by me, Frances McGonigle, in the Ox Mountains, County Mayo, Ireland.
The Ox Mountains are pre-Ice Age low lying mountains, littered with neolithic tombs. When I’m not making jewellery I paint in the surrounding landscape.
I studied Fine Art: Painting in the Crawford College of Art, Cork. Prior to that I attended Grennan Mill Craft School in Kilkenny, where I discovered batik and loved it. I’ve experimented with this discipline and other resist techniques ever since.
My surroundings are full of textures and hues: my colourful lightweight jewellery is certainly inspired by all of these elements.