Inspirations - Genna Design Back To Basics - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Inspirations – Genna Design Back To Basics
Beautiful Day In Anderson Park

Beautiful Day In Anderson Park

When you run your own business it’s hard to take time out, especially since you’re working hard to make a living and you’re constantly busy. My business is my passion and my obsession. I find it very difficult to shut off my business brain as Genna Design is always in my head.

However it is a necessity to take time out to refresh, inspire new creations and allow the artist to play. I’ve been running my creative practice for over 7 years.The time has flown past so quickly and I’ve been running all the way. It’s now time to slow down and reflect.

Lately I’ve been thinking where has my jewellery came from? what are my inspirations? How have my jewellery designs changed over the years? How did I get into making jewellery? What are my achievements and how can I push my practice further?

In order to answer these questions, I had to take a step back, take time off and look at where I had came from. So I decided to visit my hometown of Largs with my partner to get away from the business and see some family.

Thankfully the weather was nice when we visited. It’s normally raining when I visit! So we managed to go out for walks and visited places I used to hang out as a child. It was here I realised where my inspiration for natural rock formations and mis-shaped stones have came from. Largs is a beautiful seaside town with gorgeous scenery from the sea and beach to the mountains, there’s lots to inspire you there.

I have a love for photography so I brought my camera and took photos for inspiration.

I’m not normally a pink girly girl but I love cherry blossoms and love the contrast to the bright yellow green flowers and the lovely clear blue sky.

I love the textures of the wood of the broken bench , the pealed paint, rusty metal, the moss and green grass. I had forgotten how much I loved trees and nature and the stories they tell.

It’s time to go back to basics. How has Largs inspired me to make jewellery? How has my jewellery changed throughout my years of making? My next post will be of my early pieces of jewellery that I made whilst studying at Cardonald College.


Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx


My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.


Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx


Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.


I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x


Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!


Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.


Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.


I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX