Elsa Tierney

Elsa Tierney

About Elsa Tierney

Specialising in wax carving, a practice used for both jewellery making and sculpture and based on an ancient process called Lost Wax Casting, Elsa likes to explore different avenues of working with wax, giving her an alternative approach to jewellery making that encompasses her passion for fine art and sculpture. Trained in jewellery making with a degree in Fine Art at Sir John Cass & Guildhall University, Elsa incorporates influences of modern art and combine them with traditional methods of jewellery making.

An early influence for Elsa were her visits to museums, her parents took her to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the British Museum and she would stare through the glass cabinets in awe at the Egyptian adornments, trying to figure out how each piece was made and then try to replicate it in copper wire at home. Elsa’s mother, an artist herself, would bring home discarded coloured electrical wire, which Elsa would fashion into African style jewellery and sell at school fairs.

Elsa’s Austrian aunt had a beautiful collection of very expensive jewellery and when she visited her as a child, the first thing Elsa would say was “treasure!” She would smile, nod & let her rummage through her jewellery box. Combinations of silver and gold, set with wonderful stones would make her dream at night of finding caskets of buried treasure.

Further Images

Angel Face Ring in Gold

Angel Face Ring in Gold

De Lempicka Ring in Silver

De Lempicka Ring in Silver

Brancusi Inspired Ring

Brancusi Inspired Ring


Deco Necklace in gold

Deco Necklace in gold

Hand Face & Torso Necklace collections

Hand Face & Torso Necklace collections

Deco Face ring in Silver

Deco Face ring in Silver


Angel Ring - Photo by Lottie Turner

Angel Ring - Photo by Lottie Turner

Angel Ring - Photo by Montalbano Maximiadis

Angel Ring - Photo by Montalbano Maximiadis

Angel Face ring - Photo by Montalbano Maximiadis

Angel Face ring - Photo by Montalbano Maximiadis


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