I have an interest in reusing and recycling materials and I am inspired by the Scottish environment. I consider the characteristics of the materials I use; predominantly plastic film containers; and how they can be changed to have new meaning. I express the connection I have with this country and explore aspects that I find precious. I draw out an unexpected empathy with the Scottish environment with this material and also consider the impact that our wasteful lifestyles are having on the environment.
Jane's hands work closely with her head to spin a fanciful range of unique, rare and thoughtful jewellery.
Reinventing the ordinary.
Reloving the forgotten.
Pinning down ideas in a pretty wearable way.
I am influenced by the simple lines of geometric forms and create contemporary designs made predominantly in silver.
I team the silver with non-precious materials, which often have a completely different use, thus changing them into wearable items of jewellery. Currently I am using hand-dyed birthday candle holders and cable ties in my 'Flower' series of jewellery.
Candlelit Nights is based in the West End of Glasgow and produces art prints, greeting cards and books, designed and handemade by Janice Hamilton. Art prints and art greeting cards are expressionist/gothic in style and very elegantly made. Luxury wedding cards are also available using the finest materials such as Swarovski crystals, alternative black rose and lace wedding cards available also.
I like to use forms which take the eye on a journey, and create pieces that morph shapes into one another. I also like to combine precious materials such as silver, gold and gems with non precious materials such as wood and resin.
Jennifer Brown graduated from Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in jewellery.
Brown works primarily in precious metals, combined with stones, resin and enamel. Her work is informed by a fixation with detail, "elements or anomalies which might go unnoticed, but to me seem extraordinary are a constant source of inspiration". Brown aims to create objects which from a distance appear beautiful, sophisticated and quiet but hold an allure and invite close inspection.
Designed and handmade in Scotland, sporran-nation produces a range of limited edition and one-off contemporary unisex sporrans and bags. Sporran-nation is the design practice of Jennifer Cantwell, who's background in painting and textiles is reflected in an emphasis on surface texture, colour and detail.
Construction is an integral theme in my contemporary jewellery. Scaffolding, cranes and building sites act as the starting point from which I take inspiration from its industrial environment. I utilize non precious materials such as coloured rubber cord and stainless steel wire alongside precious materials, such as silver and gold tube to bring a sense of fragility and elegance to objects which are associated with being unattractive and invasive.
Purple Pomegranate jewellery is the work of Jesse Ball. She lives in the hills of Dumfries and Galloway, and her jewellery is crafted using buttons, silver, semi precious gemstones and other found objects.
'Doodle Stuff' is the name we give our range of beautifully handcrafted contemporary pin badges.