As an inspirational experienced Jewellery Artist Helen O'Connor is more locally known as the designer Eccentrica*. A vibrant eccentric character full of life and love, highlighted within the distinct and unique handbraided designs.
Leaving behind a corportate career to follow her creative dreams, has brought empowerment, energy and vibrancy to the Eccentrica* Brand, a creatively exciting journey.
As an innovative Jewellery Artist & Gold member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers,
'Wirehimo' is a unique style of handbraiding with coils as well as utilising the Kumihimo with wire technique.
Only using the noblest of materials and craftmanship,
Goldsmith hallmarked London where necessary.
A full customer experience is offered with each and every bespoke order
Offering exclusive jewellery and artisan pieces Designed & made in Wales.
*British Jewelery Design Amabassador for the USA company Jesse James Beads
*Professional freelance Jewellery Technique and product Demonstrator for Trade shows, Exhibitions and as a TV Guest Designer.
*2015 - 2016 A regular Guest Designer on a Jewellery making channel providing demonstrations, Inspiration and Innovation. Specialising in 'Wirehimo' (Wire braiding), Pearl knotting, Kumihimo, working with silk, copper and sterling silver.
*Taking part in the 2016 Voom, Richards Branson's Virgin Media competition, with CraftNowTV Helen brought a concept of 'giving the gift of creativity' linking a live TV channel with Craft in the community projects alongside innovative ideas and products.
* 2017 took part in the 'Designers Dragon Den' with innovative ideas with the new Doobery Doos and the concept of 'Business in a box'.
* 2018 exciting sponsorship with Spoilt Rotten Beads
*2017 - 2019 Guest Designer, Workshop Tutor, Live Demonstrator for the Big Bead Show London.
The home of 'Wirehimo' and 'Doobery Doos'!
Wirehimo - its everything you want it to be !
Helen 'O'Connor is Eccentrica Bells
Creative ~ Innovative ~ Audaciously Daring
by Helen O'Connor
Hand braided in Wales
Kumihimo with Wire
Tel: 07512 770918