Eily's unique, one a kind jewellery pieces where all her other work stems from.

Artist statement

Referencing the disruption of nature’s order through her work, Eily conjuers up wearable macabre treasures, illuminating absurd beauty in natural forms.

Studying her natural finds delicately before deciding how she will encapsulate their inherent attributes, morphing them into new species by casting and recording them in gold or silver. This opens up a new world for them, allowing change in their disposition, enhancing their mystic. Each piece is then
refined and gently swathed and ornamented with gemstones, enamels and various surface techniques.

Acting as the beholder of such manipulation, O' Connell mimics the power we as humans abuse, altering nature’s path. Ultimately, leading to a juxtaposition of allure and a sinister presence lurking through the work.