Rowena Sheen Jewelry
Rowena Sheen designs and makes contemporary wooden jewellery in her studio in Ennistymon, County Clare. She has developed this range of jewellery using, as far as is possible, native, sustainably sourced Irish materials. Passionate about nature and the outdoors, and their conservation, her goal is to create a design led product which is reflective of these values in it’s materials.
She uses air-dried wood from the Yew tree, a species native to Ireland and one of the hardest of the Irish woods, with a fine smooth grain. Beginning with raw tree trunks, the wood is brought through a number of processes before it can be laser cut, sanded, buffed, ebonised and assembled using sterling silver findings. Finally, each piece is finished with a polish made from Burren wildflower beeswax, sealing and protecting the wood and enhancing the colour and the grain.