Tuesday 19 July 2016

Selected Commissions

Oh dear! I have let the blog slip a bit! :/ So to warm things up again here's some commissioned Kilt Pins and other jewellery from the past year.....

Loch Lomond Kilt Pins
designed for a groom and his groomsmen with their names on the back

Brodie Kilt Pin
reworking of the Brodie Clan crest

Whisky Cask Oak Kilt Pin and Cufflinks
made for Dave and Claire's wedding day, a C shape in the the hole in the wood and a long D shape in silver on the right of the Kilt Pin, date notches representing their wedding day on the kilt pin and the day they met on the cufflinks

Edinburgh Skyline and Rugby Ball Kilt Pin
with date notches

Loch Lomond Kilt Pin
the view over Loch Lomond, notched date stick, music score

Oban and Mull Kilt Pin and Belt Buckle
the view from McCaig's Folly over Kerera and Mull, pipe score to 'I See Mull'

Yorkshire Rose Tie Clip
mountains of Montana, turquoise stone and initials

Swimming Salmon Kilt Pin
little salmon move up and down a cut out of the River Dee

Kilt Pin for a Dundee Piper
bass drone with views of the Law, date stick and stag's head

Anchor and Claymore Kilt Pin

The Bang Club Pendant
a present from husband to wife using the logo of the club where they met, the holes round the edge signify the 25 years they've been together with markers for the years when their children were born, the snake represents their first dance - The Snake by Al Wilson

Maple Leaf and Thistle Claymore

Kilt Pin for a Glasgow Pianist
with date stick, keyboard and views of Glasgow

Initial Thistle Kilt Pins
with date notches and birthstones

Biomorph Cufflinks
colours to match the wearers kilt

Flute Brooch

Snowboard Pendants

Husky Kilt Pin
design from the clients illustration with a topaz for the husky's eye

I've been lucky enough to have a couple of awesome friends commission me to make their engagement rings which allowed to experiment with some new ideas and the Cairngorm! My new favourite stone! The Cairngorm is a type of smokey quartz found in the Cairngorm mountain range, it's very rare and these ones in particular are very pretty, a sparkly champagne colour with a hint of grey/purple mist, so very Scottish!

I'm going to leave it there just now....silly of me not to have blogged earlier, so much has happened over the past year.....I'll quickly list some things so I don't forget! My sister's wedding and hen do adventure on Skye, making cap badges for Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band, Dundee's Big Wedding Exhibition in the Caird Hall, taking part in Tea Green markets and pop up shops and started 'Colour In Jewellery' with Joanne MacFadyen, a Christmas visit from my Brazilian sister Kira, skiing in the Alps, photographing Man Pins on Skye, pipe band trips to Germany and France, Scottish Jewellery Week and the Jewellery Trail around Dundee, Jeweller in Residence for the Dundee Design Festival and painting a giant Oor Wullie!