Simon Barber, a fifth generation jeweller from Fermoy, Co. Cork, is delighted to return to Showcase for the second year with his collection Findings Jewellery. Findings is a range of jewellery inspired by found objects, timepieces and the ancient art of jewellery making itself. These deceptively simple pieces appeal to the senses, characterized as they are by rich textures, tactile sensuous finishes and strikingly original forms. Closer inspection reveals both experimentation and a mastery of materials that come together to create uniquely special and very wearable items of jewellery. The range currently includes pendants, earrings and bracelets as well as cufflinks and brooches all made in Sterling Silver with stunning accents of 9ct Gold. Simons’ background in the jewellery trade is evident in his workmanship - many of the tools he uses have been handed down from the generations that preceded him, while many of the techniques used are as ancient as time. To these Simon has added his own story, layering, texturing, fusing and experimenting; breathing new life into very old stories.