Inspired by Scotland
Buildings, legends, lost cultures and landscapes, all have impressed Sheila and led to collections dedicated to many different aspects of Scotland's heritage. Sheila travels throughout Scotland to her own shops and many stockists and often reaches for her sketch pad as a form, colour or moment sparks another idea.
A beautiful flower at home in ancient woodlands all over Scotland and associated with fairies in folklore tales.
Inspired by tiny granules caught in the crevices of Scotland’s burns.
Inspired by tiny gold granules caught in the Cononish River near Tyndrum in Scotland.
Castles throughout the country were symbols of power, wealth and strength many hundreds of years ago. Most of these buildings have stood the test of time to present day. Their beautiful features such as ramparts gave Sheila inspiration for this collection.
A Celtic ring shape is a symbol of continuity as is the continuous interlacing in Celtic knot work. These rings are often used as wedding bands but can also be worn as a fashion accessory. All styles of these matching ladies and men’s rings are available in almost any size and can be made in silver, 9ct, 18ct, palladium or platinum.
Based on the Triquetra, or Trinity Knot, found in Celtic art and symbolic of the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, ever three, indivisible.
Inspired by an 8th century high cross dedicated to St Martin at Iona Abbey
Sheila's inspiration came from one of her husband Rick's photographs. He captured the mountains reflected in the still waters of Loch Lomond, a wonderful dawn moment. Scotland has such natural beauty one cannot fail to be inspired.
This collection was inspired by the Celtic symbol design on the Maid of the Loch paddle steamer at Loch Lomond, Scotland. A handsome kiltpin for men is also included in this collection along with matching cufflinks.
This collection is based around an 8th century brooch found in a Norse grave at Pierowall on the island of Westray in Orkney.
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.
Inspired by the sword of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. A determined warrior, Robert’s battles won recognition of Scotland as an independent kingdom for 300 years.
Inspired by Scotland's national flag which is steeped in history. It is thought to be the oldest national flag in Europe.
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.
Following a visit to Sweetheart Abbey in the rich countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, Sheila was moved to create this collection. The Abbey was founded in 1273 by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her late husband John Balliol. The monks were so moved by her enduring love that they named it Sweetheart Abbey in her memory after she died in 1289.
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.