Named after her great-grandmother, Eliza Vale is a collection of handcrafted jewellery pieces, designed by Textile designer Katie Townend. Originally from Manchester, Katie is currently based in Dublin. Since graduating from Brighton University in 2004 with a degree in Fashion Textiles Design, Katie has benefitted from a very diverse experience, from designing prints and embroideries for both international high street brands and high-end designers in New York to Soft Furnishings, Apparel and Accessories design in Dublin.
Launched in Autumn/Winter 2011/12, the collections give full expression to the concept statement accessories, encapsulating her love for Arts and crafts techniques, employed in the chicest way possible, embracing traditional cross-stitch and embroidery techniques, beading and macramé, evoking a charming, nostalgic, one-of-a-kind quality. Most designs are a mix of silks, leather, Swarovski Crystals, an array of different beads, and occasionally vintage pieces, for an eclectic and unexpected aesthetic.