Collection: About Us
Design Eye Gallery is a home to handmade jewellery, arts and crafts, born out of a love of colour art and pattern.
Hi, I'm El McCormack. In 2022 I quit a job in marketing to pursue what truly excited me: following my creative passion. It's been a long time coming - I graduated with a degree in design in the late 90's and from there, worked on small art commissions and creating wedding stationery. I fell into marketing roles whilst living away on RAF bases with my husband, first in Richmond, North Yorkshire and then High Wycombe. Moving back to the North West, I had a family, joined a FTSE 250 investment company and spent 14 happy years with them.
So that brings me to the present day. I made the decision in 2022 to leave the corporate world and take the plunge...finally take everything I've learnt over the years in art, design and marketing and do what I enjoy – designing and creating! I love making polymer clay beads in vibrant colours and turning them into bold and beautiful jewellery pieces. I also use colourful glass Millefiori and Murano beads, birthstones, Swarovski crystals, pearls.
I enjoy making decorative crafts such as trinket dishes with vibrant decoupage designs, plus artwork, specifically with pen and ink. I take inspiration from trips to the world class museums and galleries on my doorstep, summer holidays, Ibiza hippy markets, books and family!
I hope you find something you love.
*Photo taken at Keith Haring @Tate Liverpool 2019