With Easter just around the corner, one thing’s definite – spring will have sprung!
Despite a few wintery weeks here on Orkney, the lure of Easter eggs and the sight of tightly bunched daffodils usually means sunnier days and milder weather isn’t too far away.
Almost all of the collections across the Sheila Fleet Jewellery range are inspired by nature or the weather, not to mention the landscape and how it changes depending on the time of year.
Spring is a particularly lively season here on Orkney and much of this movement, light and energy is reflected in Sheila’s designs.
Designed to reflect a magical natural phenomenon, Morning Dew is a series of silver and gold jewellery laced with gem stones that represent orbs of moisture glistening on the stems of wild grasses. This year’s spring will no doubt feature many mornings when gardens and fields across the island sparkle with the sunrise; forever captured by the pieces in this collection.
Existing only on Orkney, Caithness and North Sutherland on maritime heath, this Scottish primrose – Primula Scotica – is a vibrant yet hardy little flower. Bursting into life in late spring, the sea cliffs at Yesnaby are dotted with purple and it’s a marvel to the locals and visitors alike as to how such a delicate looking flower can survive the raging winds blowing off the sea.
The many migratory birds that flock to Orkney throughout the seasons have proved quite an inspiration, or rather, with 70,000 geese visiting the island it’s difficult not to take notice of them! Flight is a beautiful ode to the incredible journeys undertaken by the many families of birds that visit the island before leaving, once again, only to return the following year.
So, whether you’re celebrating Easter for the change in season, as a religious holiday or simply for sheer chocolate indulgence, everyone here at Sheila Fleet Jewellery wishes you a very happy Easter and the very best for spring.