Deborah MacVicar is an artist and Jewellery designer. She went back to the local secondary school as an adult, and later to Lews Castle College, and Moray College UHI. Graduating in October 2011 with a BA hons in fine art.
She has been selected for the New Contemporaries Exhibition in Edinburgh by the RSA in March 2012, where she will show her 'Performances in the Landscape', and is currently involved in an arts residency named the 'secret sea', being run by Taigh Chearsabhagh arts trust.
Contemporary, handcrafted jewellery and silverwork. Original bespoke pieces and limited edition collections.
Unique items for births, christenings and special occasions. Old and new processes used to create beautiful items to wear and treasure.
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. I now make sculptural jewellery, specialising in unique statement pieces.
I like bold one-off pieces, usually integrating handcrafted sterling silver and/ or gold with unusual semi-precious stones, precious gemstones or pearls. Using contemporary and traditional techniques, I play with themes taken from fine art, art history and poetry. A recent collaboration with a Shetland poet encouraged me to return to sea-related pieces.
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 and dog apparel. Collars, dog coats and much more.
Dazie Jewellery makes and sells handmade, unique jewellery. The jewellery made is traditional yet contemporary.
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.