Embracing Shamrockery

Embracing Shamrockery

March 10, 2021

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Celebrating St. Brigid's Day Traditions

Celebrating St. Brigid's Day Traditions

January 27, 2021

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Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

November 05, 2020 1 Comment

The Picts were a medieval society that inhabited northeast Scotland in the 3rd to 10th centuries. Their mysterious history has been difficult for scholars to understand due to a lack of surviving written records, but the Picts have left an enormous record carved in stone. The style of their monuments puts them firmly in the greater Celtic culture, showing artistic themes closely kin to the sculpture, metalwork, and manuscript art of the contemporary Irish. 

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The Celtic Origins of Halloween

The Celtic Origins of Halloween

October 14, 2020

Halloween might just be one of the most widely-celebrated holidays in the United States today, and you may not realize it, but Halloween actually has its roots in ancient Celtic tradition. 

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Celebrate September with Walker Metalsmiths Simulated Sapphire Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

Celebrate September with Walker Metalsmiths Simulated Sapphire Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

September 25, 2020

Sapphires are a stone with a long history of meaning specifically surrounding regality, and many nations and people held this bright blue gem in high regard.

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Walker Metalsmith's Celtic Caring Cross Pendants Honor Frontline Healthcare Professionals

Walker Metalsmith's Celtic Caring Cross Pendants Honor Frontline Healthcare Professionals

July 28, 2020 2 Comments

Here at Walker Metalsmiths, we use our time-honored craft to create custom Celtic jewelry, which is appropriate for a variety of occasions. That is why we were inspired to create our Caring Cross Celtic Pendants.

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Walker Metalsmith’s Celebrates July Birthdays with Our Simulated Ruby Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

Walker Metalsmith’s Celebrates July Birthdays with Our Simulated Ruby Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

July 23, 2020 3 Comments

July is known for bringing us warm summer days, but this month also brings us the ruby as a birthstone. Here at Walker Metalsmith’s, we are celebrating July birthdays with our original, hand-crafted simulated ruby birthstone Celtic jewelry

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April is the Month of An Giblean and Other Celtic Spring Traditions

April is the Month of An Giblean and Other Celtic Spring Traditions

April 28, 2020

In traditional Celtic society, the months weren’t as rigidly structures as they are today. Months were more like seasons, and April was a month of new growth and renewal called An Giblean.

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Engagement Ring Alternatives When She Doesn't Want a Diamond

Engagement Ring Alternatives When She Doesn't Want a Diamond

January 27, 2020 1 Comment

For modern couples the traditional diamond engagement ring is being replaced by more personal options that reflect their unique personalities. The rise in popularity of Celtic engagement rings is due to their uniqueness and customizability.

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Celtic Traditions and Their Symbolic Connections to the Christmas Holidays

Celtic Traditions and Their Symbolic Connections to the Christmas Holidays

December 19, 2019

As the holidays arrive, many people feel a sentimental need to celebrate their heritage and look to the past to inform the present.

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Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry Features Hand-Crafted Celtic Crosses and Claddagh Jewelry at our Family Owned Store

Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry Features Hand-Crafted Celtic Crosses and Claddagh Jewelry at our Family Owned Store

August 26, 2019

The artisans at Walker Metalsmiths proudly craft Celtic cross and Claddagh jewelry in a variety of styles that harken back to a rich heritage of fine, Celtic craftsmanship.

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International Celtic Artists’ Conference in Andover, NY

International Celtic Artists’ Conference in Andover, NY

April 05, 2019

For years I thought it would be a great thing if Celtic artists working in the present could come together and meet to exchange ideas and inspiration. Now with the help of my friends, this is going to happen, very soon and right here in...

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St. Brigid's Day

St. Brigid's Day

January 31, 2019 1 Comment

Some things are seasonal. Some work isn't meant to be done everyday, but only at special times of year. Perhaps it's just nice to try to feel in tune with natural rhythms and accept that some things are only for now. St. Brigid's Day...

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

June 05, 2017

As Steve and Sue prepare to celebrate their youngest child's high school graduation, we thought we'd look back at some of the special gifts Steve created for his children plus a few staff favorites to give you some graduation gift ideas for your own family and friends.  

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A Project for Lent- Cross of Cong Research

A Project for Lent- Cross of Cong Research

March 01, 2017 2 Comments

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Everglades Mystery Pendant

Everglades Mystery Pendant

May 11, 2016 3 Comments

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Antique Irish and Scottish Jewelry Exhibit in Andover

Antique Irish and Scottish Jewelry Exhibit in Andover

March 18, 2016 3 Comments

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The Walker's Trip to the British Isles

The Walker's Trip to the British Isles

February 01, 2016 3 Comments

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Saint Columba - Colum Cille

Saint Columba - Colum Cille

May 27, 2014

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Pectoral Celtic Cross

Pectoral Celtic Cross

August 11, 2013

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Story of the An Teor Celtic Design

Story of the An Teor Celtic Design

July 11, 2013 2 Comments

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