About

I hope you enjoy wearing your piece of Newgrange Jewellery as much as I have enjoyed making it.

Hi, I’m Dorothy Fletcher Bentley, the owner and creator of Newgrange Jewellery. My jewellery is hand carved in wax and cast in sterling silver. All pieces are made in my home studio in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

I am a Graphic Designer by profession and grew up in Ireland, very near the Newgrange Megalithic tomb. Having visited many times throughout my childhood, I was always fascinated by the tri-spiral design. I lived in Los Angeles, California, where I learned the art of wax carving. Sculpting the design in wax is my favourite part of the process. This makes my Newgrange Jewellery authentically hand-carved, much like the beautiful designs created by ancient Irish artists.

Today, wax jewellery can be sculpted through 3D printing but I continue to hand carve my pieces using a piece of wax, a spirit lamp and wax files, so you can see and feel my work in the tactile raised relief pattern.

I now live in a traditional stone house in Co. Carlow,  where I work as a Graphic Artist and continue to make my Newgrange Jewellery.

I hope you enjoy wearing your piece of Newgrange Jewellery as much as I have enjoyed making it.

All my Newgrange pieces are shipped from Ireland via registered post.

Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram and X, and check out my process on YouTube.