Inspired by Nature
Living in such a beautiful natural environment as the Orkney Islands is wonderful inspiration for Sheila. Every season brings its own display of life and colours. These collections are among Sheila's most popular, particularly for gifts and as bridal jewellery.
A beautiful flower at home in ancient woodlands all over Scotland and associated with fairies in folklore tales.
This collection is inspired by the fast flowing cascade of water at the Forss River in Caithness. It is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the north of Scotland and is the boundary between two parishes, where they are reputed to have a therapeutic and calming effect.
These bright and cheerful Daisies in a myriad of hues raise funds for the Orkney Charitable Trust supporting Orkney youngsters in need.
These delicate silver daisies with sunshine centres raise funds for the Orkney Charitable Trust supporting Orkney youngsters in need.
Add a little sparkle with these exquisite Diamond Daisies and raise funds for the Orkney Charitable Trust supporting Orkney young people in need.
The deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea surrounding Orkney and Shetland are home to dolphins and porpoises. These mammals of the sea enchant mankind today and had a special fascination for the people of the Iron Age. These designs reflect both the shape of the dolphins and the waves of their sea home.
Capturing the flavour of carefree days in the sun near shallow blue ponds and meadows.
This collection of silver and gold jewellery, laced with handset stones reflects a magical natural phenomenon. As dawn breaks, dew drops glisten on wild grasses like jewels in the morning light.
The Paisley design originated from motifs representing the date palm leaf in Babylon over 2000 years ago. As well as providing the fundamental necessities of food and shelter, this ‘Tree of Life’ was also a symbol of growth and fertility. The design is named after the Scottish town where luxurious cashmere shawls were produced in the Victorian era to imitate examples brought home from India, hence the name ‘Paisley Pattern’ was born.
This design is derived from a stone carving found at Ness in Tankerness, Orkney.
Primula Scotica exists only in Orkney, Caithness and North Sutherland on maritime heath. Orkney sites include Yesnaby on the Orkney Mainland and the outer Islands of Rousay, Westray, Papay, Sanday and South Walls. Miraculously, the intense purple and yellow flowers of the delicate ‘Scottish Primrose’ survive amid the raging winds on our exposed coastal heath land.
The wonderful colours of the rainbow inspired this collection. Nature’s elements of sun and rain create a magical arc of colour in the sky. In awe of this magnificent sight, the Vikings believed rainbows to be a bridge between earth and heaven. The intense colours of the rainbow, a feature of the wide open Orkney skyline, provide a rich palate for this stunning collection.
These elegant free flowing designs were inspired by the natural ripples that can be found on sand after water has passed over it. They cast delicate shadows against the golden sheen of the beach, shimmering in the light.
In Scottish lore, the Rowan tree has been held as a ‘Tree of Life’, a protector from harm. The familiar silhouette of the tree itself is an expression of strength, endurance and hope, with the berries symbolising life and renewal. Throughout history, many cultures of the world have venerated trees, believing them to have divine and magical powers.
Moving wild and free through Scotland's rivers and glistening in the light.
Walking through the woodland at Forss in Caithness, the dense carpet of delicate winter Snowdrops gave Sheila the inspiration to design this floral collection.
Inspired by the majestic deer which roam the Scottish mainland. They are one of Scotland's the most iconic wildlife species and are admired by many for their beauty and presence in the landscape.
Bright shapes in mysterious rock pools, these little stars brighten their underwater homes.
Swallows are one of the first signs of summer when they return in April after their long migration from South Africa. They grace our skies with their breathtaking speed and acrobatic performance.
The Scottish Thistle is derived from the famous Scottish flower that blooms in a beautiful purple colour in the Highlands of Scotland. The thistle is a world-renowned Scottish symbol.
Sheila’s original designs are hand enamelled on layers of silver and gold wires. Delicate free flowing gem set forms reflect the natural wild grasses of the windswept northern landscape in Caithness and the Orkney Islands.