Gold filled wires and sterling silver wires are held in place with other wires and bound around semi precious stones e.g. fluorite, rose quartz and tigers eyes to make attractive pendants. I also use swarovski crystals and pearls in the bracelets. There is no soldering in the creating of these pieces of jewellery.
I trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. Recently, I changed direction to make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
These bold one-off pieces usually integrate handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Sculptural design and sensual textures are important to me. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I make chunky necklaces, dramatic earrings, big cuffs, brooches and cufflinks. Wear one and start a conversation.
Dizzy Drakes is the creator of unusual jewellery. Their range can be used to make a statement or coordinate beautifully with your outfit - whatever the occasion.
Handmade Scottish Dog Treats & Dog Apparel. Collars, Dog Coats & much more !
Dazie Jewellery makes and sells handmade, unique jewellery. The jewellery made is traditional yet contemporary. I have used some found objects within some pieces. Plastic is another material of use within the Dazie Website.
Working predominantly with silver and gold, Barry explores the technique of fusion. Textured sheets of metal are overlapped and manipulated into petal like shapes creating regular and irregular patterns. Delicate pieces of jewellery resembling flora and fauna are then formed.
My designs are inspired by my rural Scottish environment - starry skies, changing landscapes, horizons, the sea. Movement of line and tactility are important features of my work, and some pieces incorporate a further sensory element in the form of aromatic beads that contain the perfume or essential oil of the wearer’s choice.
I am interested in producing work from a narrative relating to the wearer. This allows me to produce a piece which is directly related to the wearer and is much more than just a decorative object.
Ebba Goring uses traditional jewellery making techniques to transform her hand crocheted cotton and lace designs using skills that have been handed down from generation to generation into precious metal pieces of jewellery, thus preserving them forever.
Edinburgh Contemporary crafts has transformed an old charity shop in the heart of Tollcross into a sparkly gem selling the fabulous work of some of Edinburgh's best designer makers and delivering a fantastic program of Craft workshops, all taught by practising makers and experienced tutors.