Welcome to A Little Dark.
I am Louise Maguire, a designer and maker.
My interest in skulls, seeds and plants came from my happy and noisy family piling into the car at weekends and holidays. While my Mum painted the surrounding landscapes, we ran round the forests and beaches picking up skeletons and shapes of the decayed elements and so, my naturally found collections began.
I love nothing more than working in my tiny and fabulous workspace, surrounded with my tools, machinery and music, hand making and finishing the jewellery and decorative pieces using traditional silversmithing techniques. Jewellery is a very personal thing and I am passionate about making the pieces that you want to wear for years to come and that let you say who you are.
Having returned to Northern Ireland after twenty brilliant years in Dublin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, I enjoy every weekend selling at the lively and busy St Georges Market in Belfast. Being with amazing Crafters and meeting and getting to know my customers and often entire families. I now have customers from around the world and many have become dear friends.
I hope you find something in my store.
A Little Dark Jewellery can also be found in the following galleries.
Botanic Avenue, Belfast
83 Main Street, Bushmills
10a Regent Street, Newtownards