About Me

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Hi! Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Ursula (Ula) O’Reilly of Ula Design and I’m a passionate designer of asymmetric jewellery made by myself in Dublin, Ireland.

I am a qualified architect having practised in Dublin for several years. Along with the day job I always had a passion for exploring contemporary art and design. I studied part time jewellery making and design as well as casting and stone settings with National College of Art and Design under the tuition of renowned jeweller Erika Marks and Joe Kelly. Starting by designing and making pieces in my spare time, every chance I could, I have since developed my range to what you see here on this site now and number of shops in Ireland.

Influenced by my background I put a lot of architectural experience into my work – I like high contrasts, vivid colours and strong geometrical compositions. I pay particular attention to details using various natural materials and silver/silver coated components as the basis for my jewellery. I like experimenting with other, often non-precious materials as well like wood, felt, acrylics, glass, etc. I also work on one-off commissions tailoring pieces that uniquely emphasise my clients’ personal style. Each of the pieces are finished off with Ula Design charm and packaged with branded Ula Design box.

I have two beautiful boys who demand my fullest attention so if I’m not with them at the weekend you can find me sailing in Dun Laoghaire ;-). I’m a keen cook and really enjoy baking at home. I am  basically a Domestic Goddess up to the point where I have to take out the marigolds and get cleaning.

I hope you enjoy the site but please contact me with your feedback on ways I can improve your experience on www.ula.ie. Thank you!

‘Ula Design’ is registered with Craft Council of Ireland – for registration details please click here.