It’s been a very busy few weeks, I’ve had workmen constanly in my house but the good news is that we are on the last of the finishings for the extension. Off to Ikea today for some ideas for Tom’s room.

I’ve been volunteering with a couple of local Dundee Jewellery designers over the last couple of weeks –
Holly Willcox and Islay Spalding.

Holly has been one of the Jewellery Designers in residence at Duncan of Jordanstone College for the last year. I spent a morning with her, watching her work and getting the opportunity to try some soldering, hammering and sawing to make a wee silver ring. she designs and makes beautiful silver jewellery. Have a look at designs at

One of Holly’s silver necklaces

I’ve been lucky enough to be working with Islay Spalding too. She designs and makes really funky resin and silver pieces as well as really unusual silver kilt pins. Have a look at her website

I’m enjoying getting a shot of tools and materials in her workshop and beginning to learn a few basic techniques.
Some silver hallmark tags that I made for some of Islay’s necklaces.

Islay’s silver and resin jewellery.
Have a look at her website


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