Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Festive Finnieston - Pop up shop at the Hidden Lane Cafe

Festive Finnieston - 5 December 2013

Have you checked out Finnieston in Glasgow lately? Along with its great range of new bars and restaurants, you can now avoid the city centre crush and get those special Christmas presents for everyone! Some of Finnieston's most creative businesses are coming together on the 5th of December to bring you Festive Finnieston - an evening of late night independent shopping, eating and drinking!

Pop-up Shop - In the Hidden Lane Tearoom, myself and other businesses from the Lane will be popping-up to offer you the opportunity to buy unusual Christmas gifts, or perhaps something special to treat yourself to. The other sellers will include designer Gillian Kyle , Finch & Fouracre modelmakers, Pink Grapefruit textiles and Pete Gillies Glass and Art. The Tea-room will also be offering lots of loose tea goodies.

Open Studios - Above the Hidden Lane Gallery on Argyle Street, artists Andy Peutherer and Michelle Campbell and jeweller Euan McWhirter will be opening their doors for a unique chance to see in their studios and buy a piece direct from the maker. Across from the Tearoom, Vanity Vintage boutique will be open.

The Main Drag - Elsewhere in Finnieston, Piece, the Shop of Interest, and the newly opened Cupcakery will be staying open late to tempt us with their wares, bringing in Christmas in quirky Finnieston style, and we hope to add more local favourites to the line up soon.

View our Facebook Event.

Monday, 14 October 2013

New range of Halo Pendants

I have just completed this new range of Halo Pendants and each of the 12 pendants uses a different birthstone.

Wearers can choose a particular pendant depending on the colour of the stone; but they can also choose to commemorate the birth of a loved one or a significant event that happened  in a particular month by choosing the relevant birthstone.

For more information please visit my Halo Pendants page.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New Range of Puzzle Rings

I have just completed a new range of my distinctive Puzzle Rings that each feature two interlocking bands.

The six new designs use slim, oval and round bands to vary the look of my original Single and Double Puzzle Rings.

Look at my new Puzzle Ring page to see the new range.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Happy Customers!

I am really busy just now with a variety of commissions, each at different stages in the completion process.

Luckily I've had a couple of boosts to keep me going!

(1) the recent sunshine which made Glasgow glorious at the weekend. I was able to enjoy a barbecue at my friends' house and attend the parade for the West End Festival. (my 2 year old fell asleep in his pram just as the parade began!)

and (2) receiving this lovely card from Justine and Graham, two recent clients who I made an engagement ring for. The second picture shows the 18ct gold Two-tone single puzzle ring with a 0.50ct diamond.

Looking forward to posting images of exciting new commissions soon!

Monday, 3 June 2013

New Offset Ring & Alternative Stones

I have just had photos taken of new work and this piece is a variation on the Offset Diamond Ring currently available on my website. The setting and the stone are both larger in this new version. I will be adding this ring to my website in the next month.

A client who visited my studio saw the piece on display and commissioned me to make a version with a ruby to commemorate their 40th Wedding Anniversary. I've added a ruby image to the original photo give you an idea of what this will look like.

I am more than happy to create versions of my rings with alternative stones, especially as the stone can have personal significance.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Jewellery Brought Back to Life

I enjoy bringing old jewellery back to life, where stones with sentimental value can be re-used to re-connect with the present wearer. Have a look at these photos of recent commissions that I've been worked on.

The first image shows a stunning Double Circle Pendant with 3 diamonds which were taken from the client's ring on the right.

The second image shows  the re-use of 3 stones from the client's grandmother's engagement ring.  The stones were used to produce a puzzle ring and a necklace as a surprise 40th birthday present for the client.

The third image shows a set of stacking rings, re-using assorted stones from various rings that were provided by the client.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Happy New Year - Open on Saturdays - Gold

Looking forward to the next year with lots of exciting commissions and loads of new designs. After a very busy Christmas its back to the bench!

In the last few months of 2012 I enjoyed meeting more of my customers in the Hidden lane where my studio is based during the First Fridays events.

I'm now also open every Saturday, so more of customers can visit my studio and I'm looking forward to meeting more of you this year. 

One of the most rewarding aspects of my job are undertaking commissions for clients and making them something completely unique. One of my favourite metals to work in is Yellow Gold and I recently enjoyed the Gold episode of this wonderful series The History of Colours on BBC4 

I'm fortunate to be able to work with and manipulate this material into jewellery every day ...and I'm still in awe of its amazing colour and the possibilities it allows a jeweller.

Below are some examples of my favourite 18ct gold commissions. I'm looking forward to 2013 - what I will create this year?