|Himalayas Kilt Pin|
|Brindisi Column Kilt Pin|
|Banff Kilt Pin|
|Loch Trool Kilt Pin|
|Composition Kilt Pin|
|Kenmore Kilt Pin and Cuff Links|
These cuff links were made to match this kilt pin, a commission from last year, the shape is taken from the bridge at Kenmore and they have the mottos from the Bruce and Hunter Clans etched into them.
I've been lucky enough to have the help of two interns this summer, Sheila who is just about to go into 2nd year at Duncan of Jordanstone, and Lizzie who is embarking on her final year. It's been a massive help to have them in the workshop and really fun to have new people around, I love my own space but a change is nice!
|Lizzie hammering her ring|
I've been having some fun recently with shrink plastic, a relaxing departure from expensive lumps of silver - think shrinking crisp packets in the oven when you were wee - making little earrings, kirby grips and brooches. They're called Thritty Pings and are available to buy at The Tayberry Gallery in Perth. The idea came about when I was struggling for something to put in my hair for a recent wedding, couldn't find anything that wasn't flowers or feathers! So I got out my pens and colours and made myself a hair clasp from a few pieces of shrink plastic I'd bought ages ago, this inspired me to see what else I could make with it and I'm really happy with the results and very grateful to my wee sister at The Tayberry Gallery for giving me shelf space for random ideas!
|Lots of Thritty Pings|
Right better head to the workshop, working on a new collection of Biocubes that will be heading to the Black Box Boutique in Edinburgh this month as well as some Strange Quarks and Melty Snarks bound for an exhibition and jewellery party hosted by the ACJ and The Tayberry Gallery at the end of this month. This month's a busy one! Pipe band competitions every weekend, two weddings, one I'm playing fiddle at so that needs to be seriously practised(!), a hill walk planned, kilt pin orders to complete so I'd better get on, stop talking about things and start doing! GO ISLAY GO!
On a side note.... look how my bedroom view has changed! (And the blinkin weather)