A family run Watchmaker, Jeweller and Art Gallery, established as Gordon R McFarlane F.B.H.I. in 1962 based in Alloa, within the heart of Central Scotland. Offering a full repair and sales service to watches, clocks, jewellery and gifts as well as displaying numerous exhibits within the award winning Art Gallery, which opened in 2000 using a bright and spacious area of the premises. The variety of artwork is tremendous, with hand-made cards to original pieces of art, made by mainly local artists.
Grace Girvan was born and raised in Orkney and this unique archipelago is a continuing source of inspiration for her work. She creates beautiful, understated jewellery combining silver and enamel with found pebbles and driftwood.
Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries in South West Scotland has been holding exhibitions of local, national and international art and craft since 1951.
Graham Stewart, designer gold and silversmith has been running his workshop and gallery in Dunblane since 1978. He and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen produce the hand wrought silver using traditional techniques. His designs are clean-lined, innovative and sculptural and his range includes high profile presentation pieces to fine quality functional silverware such as candlesticks, jugs, spoons, tumbler cups, bowls, quaichs, etc. He also produces a range of fine gold and silver jewellery. Graham made the "Three Honours " sculpture for the Scottish Parliament which was presented by Her Majesty the Queen at the opening of Holyrood.
The found objects I use in my work are, in the main, the inspiration for my work.
These objects, mainly vintage, become the narrative form for my jewellery and are collaged and collaged together by arrangement and rearrangement until all the objects connect with each other in order to create lively colourful stories in the form of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches which can be displayed on the wall as well as worn.
There are beautiful things being made all over the uk and our aim is to source them for you. We showcase gorgeous work from artists we admire, handmade not manufactured.
Hand-me-down Helen creates one of a kind hand crafted pieces. Each item is inspired by antique design or incorporates a vintage element.
Taking cues from Victorian sentimentality, a childhood fascination with concealment, and 18th & 19th century furniture, my work creates opportunity for personal narratives to blossom. It is the small details that make jewellery exceptional and so my work is carefully considered and constructed, striving to deliver beautiful miniature pieces of ornamentation for the body.
A graduate of The Royal College of Art (2004), and Glasgow School of Art (2000), Hannah has exhibited her jewellery internationally. The skills Hannah employs in making her jewellery are rooted in traditional fabrication techniques and quality workmanship, focusing specifically on intricate hand-piercing and cut-outs. The investment of her time and skill into the pieces is paramount to their beauty and desirability.
Venerable Beads of Edinburgh are designers and makers of fine, contemporary jewellery to suit every pocket, made from semi-precious stones (such as amethyst, lapis lazuli, turquoise), quality glass beads in vibrant and subtle colours, and freshwater pearls - or a combination of some or all of these.