Since childhood, Elena has been designing, making and mending jewellery and it is a great passion and pleasure in her life. She loves intricacy, detail, delicacy and graceful flowing forms. Her work is very figurative, sinuous and full of movement. Her work reflects the intricacies of Celtic metalsmiths, early illuminated Irish manuscripts, the art of ancient Rome, Art Nouveau & Art Deco periods which have all had a strong influence on her work. Growing up close to a river in the West of Ireland, swirls and flowing lines have always featured strongly in her work. Elena studied fine Craft Design Jewellery at the University of Ulster, Belfast, and at the Sir John Cass College, London. Her jewellery studio is two miles from Cavan town.