I grew up in Dublin, in a family of five. My parents always encouraged our artistic and creative side but most of all they encouraged us to be happy in what we do and appreciative of our life. Growing up I loved all sorts of crafts and I made copper wire jewellery in the loft in my Grandad's house. In 3rd year in school my then Art teacher did a course in jewellery making, I was so interested in what she was making that she allowed me make a ring under her supervision, that was it I was hooked.
I later apprenticed for a leading Irish jewellery designer learning and honing my skills. After a few years of in house training I left to fly alone and set up my jewellery business "Yvonne Ryan Jewellery" . No day is ever the same and I am very appreciative to all the people who support me and make it possible for me to continue in creating my jewellery.
Uniqueness and design are essential in the making of every piece of Yvonne Ryan jewellery. Each piece is made using a combination of traditional bench techniques and modern design. The designs are heavily influenced by Vintage finds and texture, with my signature geometric print and rope chain texture running through many of the collections.