Design Eye Gallery is a home to handmade jewellery, arts and crafts, born out of a love of art, colour 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 whilst living away on RAF bases with my husband. At the same time I was learning the basics of jewellery making from another RAF wife. 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, creating and hopefully selling! I love making jewellery using Millefiori and Murano beads, birthstones, Swarovski crystals, pearls and clay in vibrant colours.
I also enjoy making decorative crafts such as trinket dishes with bold decoupage designs, plus artwork, specifically with pen and ink. I take inspiration from trips to the world class museums and galleries on my doorstep, landscapes, books and family!
Eleanor McCormack - Design Eye Gallery
*Photo taken at Keith Haring @Tate Liverpool 2019