Tuesday 31 August 2010

New Jewellery

I've just sent some new jewellery to two galleries down south. These silver Rope Rings are now available to buy from Artifex in Birmingham and the Biomorph earrings and necklaces from Franny and Filer in Manchester.

My Biomorphs are inspired by the forms and colours found in the surrealist art of Desmond Morris, Wassily Kandinsky, Yves Tanguy and Joan Miro. Each one is made individually from sterling silver and filled with resin, which is dyed, shaped and finished by hand so every Biomorph is unique. The word Biomorph was coined by Desmond Morris who used it to descibe something which is not quite plant but not quite animal either, something in between. Please visit my website here>> to see more Biomorph designs.

I have an evening in the workshop to do now, with pizza, getting some kilt pins, cufflinks and bangles ready for posting to the assay office for hallmarking. And then a couple days to get lots of other odds and ends tied up, bags packed, shirts ironed and shoes polished for I have a busy couple of weeks ahead of me!

On Friday I'm off to Helmsdale with a few members of the ACJ for a day of gold panning on Saturday, then returning on Sunday to go straight to Edinburgh for five days on the Drum Major course at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming (hence the show polishing and ironing! should perhaps add 'buy port' to that list too) then home again on Friday night to change kilts for Pitlochry games on the Saturday, really keen to camp in Pitlochry since it's the last competition of the season but that I'll decide when I see the weather forecast, then back to Edinburgh for another five days of drum majoring! Phew! And already the 'to do' list for my return is looking rather daunting!

Stand at ease, Stand easy!

Saturday 21 August 2010

Long Overdue

How time flies when you're having fun! I feel like I've been chasing my tail all summer, managed to pack a fair few things into the last couple of months though! Camping, walking, out on the boat at Castle Sween, Piping Live, pipe band competitions and of course, making lots of kilt pins and even some Biomorphs for the first time in ages!

And some exciting news! I am now featured in the Who is Who in Gold and Silver Goldsmiths Company Directory on the Goldsmiths website, go and have a look!

Here's some of the jewellery I've created in the last wee while -

Skiers Kilt Pin

Lerryn Kilt Pin

Necklace for Willa - made from parts of a gold ring and amethyst

Dark Isle Kilt Pin and Cufflinks

Dark Isle Kilt Pin in Action!
Photograph by Steven Seymour

Kildrummy Kilt Pin

Bike Wheel Cufflinks

Ring for Ann-Marie

So lots done and lots more to do! Away to crack on!