In this collection I have been inspired by the animals and wildlife around my home. Each one has its own little story behind it.
The Squirrel and the Nut-bush
Scotland has the largest population of red squirrels and they are quite an icon of Scottish wildlife.
Moon and Stars
At Glenleraig the night sky, free of light pollution, is amazing. Especially on a cold winters night. The silver suits the theme of Moon and Stars very well due to it’s high lustre.
We have many beautiful wild flowers around my workshop. The carpets of daisies in the summer always make me smile
Last year I saw the cutest little family of partridges on my way to work. I now have a whole range of jewellery based on Mum and her to chicks.
I love dandelions. They carpet the grassy banks in yellow followed by delicate little globes. Just because dandelions are pretty common, doesn’t mean they’re not pretty! The Dandelion Clock with it’s seeds flying away has become a firm favourite in my range.
It always makes me happy to see the swallows return in spring after their long migration. They’re one of my favourite birds, so elegant. I’m always sad to see them go in the autumn.
I will see the deer in the early morning or evening. Sometimes I surprise them in the woodland – or they surprise me! They come through garden and I see the tracks in the soil. I want to make a vegetable garden in the spring, I just need to work out how to make it deer proof!
We’re lucky to have many wild flowers around us and fields full of daisies and buttercups
I think everyone loves ladybirds! At least I do so I’ve been wanting to put them in to my jewellery for a while.