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Cheerio Wullymorph!
2016-09-13 12:29
Today's the day! Later on tonight all of Dundee's colourful Oor Wullie sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money to build a new operating theatre in Tayside Children's Hospital.Back in… Read More
Spotlight On Meeeee!
2016-08-05 10:16
This month I am showcasing my work at Tayberry Gallery in Perth as part of their 'Spotlight On' exhibition series.I designed three Perthshire Kilt Pins specially for the event. The Pert… Read More
Selected Commissions
2016-07-19 02:33
Oh dear! I have let the blog slip a bit! :/ So to warm things up again here's some commissioned Kilt Pins and other jewellery from the past year.....Loch Lomond Kilt Pinsdesigned for a groom… Read More
Behind The Scenes - Acid Etching
2015-06-01 10:20
With the help of my intern, Katie Watt, I've put together a post explaining a couple of the different ways I use the process of etching to add pattern and texture to my work.Photo-EtchingPho… Read More
Birthday Blog
2014-10-01 09:14
It's Islay Spalding Contemporary Jewellery Design's 6th birthday today! (and the actual me's 31st birthday tomorrow...eeek!) So I thought I'd better give you all a wee update of what's been… Read More
Kilt Pins, Plaid Brooch And Cufflinks
2014-05-12 17:15
A few of the Kilt Pins I've recently been making.A Plaid Brooch and a wee pair of Cufflinks too. Anchor Kilt PinDesigned for someone in the Merchant Navy. Thistle and Shamrock Plai… Read More
10 Mins Before Band...
2014-04-18 15:30
Oh what a beautiful day! Just cycled up the road from my workshop and now I'm sitting by my window in my flat overlooking sunny Dundee and the Tay...meant to be getting drum music ready to g… Read More
Last Of The 2013 Kilt Pins
2014-01-31 14:13
Well, I guess it's Happy New Year....wee bit late but there we go! Thought I'd share a selection of some of the bespoke Kilt Pins I worked on before Christmas with you before rambling on abo… Read More
Fairbairn-Sykes Kilt Pin
2013-11-05 13:22
The Fairbairn-Sykes Kilt Pin is now available to buy!Please have a look at my website for ordering details and delivery times.The design is based on the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, more… Read More
Kilt Pins, Brooches And Cufflinks
2013-09-23 13:01
It seems that these three things have become my specialty of late!  Over the past couple of years my practice has taken a slightly different direction than what I originally intended, c… Read More

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