Helen Fitzpatrick

Jewellery designer with a preference for unusual materials

Helen Fitzpatrick graduated from the University of Ulster in 1989 with a first class honours degree in fine craft design.

She lived and worked in New York before settling near Lurgan, Co Armagh. She specialises in fine hand embroidered jewellery created from an unusual blend of materials, such as threads, pearls, beads, gold purl, metal filigree, cords and Swarovski crystal.

Her designs have featured in the work of fashion houses including Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Bill Blass and Carolina Herrara. The New York Times, Vogue and Cosmopolitan have all featured her fashion ideas.