Tuesday 19 March 2013

Contemporary Modular Jewellery

We love this very clever modular jewellery -created and made entirely in Great Britain. Clean, bold and simple for the style conscious. Chokers are made of matt finish PVC and come with removable aluminium bolt or solid silver detail.

Monday 9 April 2012

Hanging Delights

We love Shirley's hanging delights - Each hanging delight is handmade. No two pieces are ever the same, as every pattern is spontaneous. The textures and patterns are embossed into the suface of the clay . Bisque fired and coloured with under glazes and oxides, then re- fired - £16.50 each - just delightful!!

Monday 5 March 2012

Star of Sand and Screen

Our very own puppy starlet Holly, had her TV debut last night with an appearance in the new Santander Advert:

Commenting on her debut Holly said " It was a cold, but beautiful morning on Warkworth beach and it was difficult to get the right shot of me chasing the ball, but after a few throws I managed the perfect take - I thoroughly enjoyed myself!!"

Friday 24 February 2012

Introducing Caroline Temple

We absolutely love Caroline's work, not only is it exquisitely made - it's fun and quirky too.

Caroline studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art and has worked for over 12 years creating stunning one-off commisions as well as wearable, yet exciting everyday pieces. Every piece is made in solid silver and gold, gem stones and genuine hand-fired glass enamel.

"I'm inspired by the world around around me, the colours and the forms of nature. My jewellery tells a story - the story of enjoying and celebrating the world around us.

"I love to think that I'm creating the heirlooms of the future - which is why I make sure that every piece is made using traditional silversmithing skills to ensure it will last for generations.

"these are precious pieces of jewellery which will look as good in ten or twenty years time as the day they were made. People tell me that when they wear my work someone always notices. I think people respond to the quality, the colours and textures."

Vitreous Enamel and Gems

There are very few artists using the complex technique of hand-fired vitreous enamelling in which the coloured glass powders are applied to silver. The metal has to withstand up to 900 degrees centigrade so high quality Britannia Silver must be used. The result is uniquely beautiful - a translucent and gem-like colour shimmers on the surface of the silver. The colour never fades or changes and it has a permanence and a preciousness which make gem stones a natural partner - adding another dimension of colour and celebrating the beauty of nature

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Wednesday 7 December 2011

We love ANTA

With over a quarter of a century of expertise, every item in the ANTA range is made in Scotland, using natural materials and lovingly manufactured by a small team of highly skilled Scottish craftsmen and women.

The woolen yarn used for the carpets and tweeds is sourced in the Western Isles and is woven in the Borders. The very stylish Utility Bags are made from flat weave carpet and are strong and durable - perfect for shopping.

With beautifully subtle colours and stylish designs an ANTA bag is the perfect addition to any wardrobe!