Handmade Gifts

Handcrafted and specially designed gifts

Heartworks Handmade Gifts are delighted to work with our customers in designing and creating a special handmade gift or a custom-made craft piece for the home or garden.

So if it's a picture frame with an inscription, an unusual design of a clock, specific dimensions for an over mantel mirror, or a personalised and decorative handmade gift piece for an award ceremony, Heartworks Handmade Gifts are eager to listen and work with you to create a unique handmade gift.

“The finished design is a surprise every time.”

Working almost entirely in salvaged slate, Heartworks Handmade Gifts create distinctive handmade gifts including handmade clocks, handmade mirrors, handmade picture frames and a variety of other handmade products. Each handmade gift piece is designed and handmade in our Tullamore studio and exhibits the design strengths and vulnerabilities of the slate material.

Heartworks handmade gift designs feature etched patterns and decorative flourishes of metallic paints in earthy rusts, golds, bronze, and many vibrant colours.

“When you work with recycled slate you have to assess each piece of slate individually and understand the slates attributes before you begin to work with slate. Slate is rich in character and personality, with each slab offering individual design features. Essentially, the slate dictates the end result,” chief designer Mauricio Martino explains. “The finished design is a surprise every time.”

Heartworks also work to commission, creating hand made pieces that offer more scope and creative freedom. It is often these one-off handmade pieces that inspire a new range of products, a new use of colour or introduce a new style or shape.

When people come to Heartworks Handmade Gifts looking for a handmade gift – a wedding present, a presentation piece, a personalised gift, a thank-you present, a gift for her, a gift for him, a photo frame with an inscription, a custom-made mirror for the bathroom, hall or bedroom, or for over the mantel piece- they usually say they are looking for “something different.” And that’s what we like to think we create and design: a unique gift that you will be proud to present, or a quality handcrafted piece for your home that will stand the test of time.

Unique Handmade Gifts for Special Occasions