I wrote this blog post shortly after returning home to live in Ireland in 2014. It still reasonates with me five years later. Travelling and living away for so long shaped me and made me very proud to of my Irishness. On the 100th year anniversary of the first Dáil (Paraliment), and indeed even since I left school in 2001, Ireland has developed in one of the most progressive countries in the world. Read More
And so its almost Valentine's Day and it's Chinese New Year at the weekend. It's funny how these occasions fall so close together every year as love and indeed China is really how Liwu Jewellery began.
Please come along and say hi. We are stand 193. Looking forward to seeing old and new faces. December 5th through December 9th 2018. Read More
The Alim symbol and its meaning as a symbol of Wellbeing and why I choose it to donate sales proceeds to Breast Cancer Research. Read More
So because I am obsessed with balance, I wanted to find a symbol to represent its importance to me and for it to represent my intention as a daily reminder to me and the universe. I found the Five-fold symbol, which is beautiful geometry and works wonderful as jewellery. The five-fold symbol has five interlocking circles, the fifth one is the centre circle and is created when the other four come together.
Every week over the coming weeks, I will delve more deep behind the symbols of our collections, the importance, the benefits and intentions of their meanings. I will advise who to gift them to or when to wear them. Even though all our pieces are designed to be beautiful and delicate, the symbols give them the power to be so much more! Read More
It was one of those magical moments in life that I’ll never forget. We had sandy hair and toes, glowing tanned faces from the week of sunshine and big smiles all round. The funny thing is our phones and therefore our cameras were dead. The picture in my head of this magical swim is all I have as a reminder. The heatwave in Ireland 2018, a camper van and endless memories of the road less travelled.... Read More
It's one year since I completely left accountancy and focused on Liwu Jewellery. Is my life different? Read More
There are many types of Dads out there and they all mean something special to us. The two Dads I know the best are my own Dad and my husband. Ahead of Father's Day 2018, I write about what these Dads mean to me and my girls. Read More
Last weekend, I took a day off from being the owner of a business and being a mum. I went to Well fest – Ireland’s largest health, fitness and wellness festival. It was an all-round good day of self-care – fitness, contemplation and laughter. Here is some of the things I learnt from my day.
In Ireland we are obsessed with the weather and it turns out our ancestors were too! Read More
After the Everyone Wins Oscar Nominee Gift Bag inclusion, we knew it was time to upgrade the site. Read More
‘No one is you, and that is your superpower’ – Marissa Carter. Well then, if you are the superpower, you must take care of you! Read More
This week the All Ireland Ploughing Championships are on! The largest event held in rural Ireland and indeed one of the largest outdoor events in Europe. It has me reflecting on why I live in rural Ireland. Read More
For a long time, achieving balance in my life has been a goal for me. I even designed a necklace to represent it. Immediately, I was drawn to the Five Fold symbol and its representation of balance. A universal symbol, ancient Celtic druids believed that balance promoted serenity. Read More
I wanted to share some of the personal challenges I faced when I started Liwu Jewellery and sometimes still do. I hope my tips on how to overcome them help all you budding entrepreneurs.
For Liwu Jewellery, the UK market has been a focus for the past year, with one brick and mortar store in London and three online UK based ecommerce stockists. However, in light of Brexit, I am giving this some careful consideration. Read More
Here is a letter I was asked by a newspaper to write when I explained my journey from accountant to jewellery designer. Its deeply personal but has led to this new personal blog. Read More