Balls on Falls Necklace
Our 'Balls on Falls' Belfast Necklace Jewellery collection currently consists of silver necklaces and smaller earrings.
The main road between Belfast and Dublin is dominated at the Broadway interchange by the public art ‘Rise’ metal structure which is around 40 metres high and cost between £4000,000 to £500,000.
Over 40 designs were originally submitted and Wolfgang Buttress’ ‘Rise’ won and was built in 2011.
The ‘Rise’ represents a new sun rising to celebrate a new chapter in the history of Belfast (Wiki).
As ever in Belfast the ‘Rise’ sculpture was quickly given a few unofficial nicknames, the ones that we know about are the ‘Balls on the Falls’ and ‘the Westicles’. Do you know of any other nicknames for the ‘Rise’ sculpture?
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Ruth was so friendly and accommodating making us feel as if we were her lifelong friends. We loved making our rings (with lots of Ruth’s help of course) and we felt so proud of ourselves. Ruth and Steve welcomed us into their beautiful home and garden and provided us with a delicious array of food and drinks in their outdoor igloo. Overall it was a relaxing, creative and bonding experience which we would highly recommend.
Kerry and her Mum
If you're looking for that unique treat or experience,then a jewellery making workshop with Ruth at NI Silver is a must! I had such a fun time not only watching Ruth demonstrate her skill, but then making my own bespoke silver ring and of course enjoying Steve's great hospitality. What a perfect day! Thank you.
My husband and I were gifted a workshop experience and we weren't too sure what to expect, but Ruth at NI Silver made the morning an absolute pleasure. She was knowledgeable and funny, chatting away whilst showing us the steps we needed to do, and then stepping back to let us have a good go! We all had a great time and I would 100% recommend the workshop experience to anyone - I'll definitely be back some time for another go!