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Inspired by The Sea

Sheila's early drawings of the shoreline below her home helped gain her a place at Edinburgh College of Art. Over the years she has designed many collections inspired by the sea. Collections such as Pentland and North Sea are as popular today as when they first appeared over 20 years ago while Creel and Tidal have become iconic of her work. Sea & Surf is the latest collection Sheila has dedicated to the sea.

Atlantic Breaker

Atlantic Breaker

Inspired by the forms, shapes, colours and moods of The North Sea.

Atlantic Swell

Atlantic Swell

The Atlantic Ocean continues to inspire Sheila with its movement and seasonal colours as it washes the Orkney shoreline. The centre piece of this collection is a free-flowing seven part necklet which can be purchased complete or individually. Silver or gold frond-like sea forms are enamelled by hand in vibrant ocean blues or soft surf greens.

Bow Waves

Bow Waves

The Bow Waves Collection is inspired by the North Sea and the forms, shapes, colours and moods of the sea.

Breckon

Breckon

This collection of jewellery was designed by Sheila for Roy Leask, Lerwick’s Guizer Jarl in 2008. Each year the Jarl chooses to portray a Viking character from the sagas, preferably with some kind of link to his own family or family homestead. Up Helly Aa is one of the largest fire festivals in the world, with almost one thousand ‘guizers’ taking part in a torchlight procession through the centre of Lerwick.

Creel

Creel

Sheila has created a variety of Creel cage designs available in silver with enamel and gold. The random enamel sections represent the trapped water inside the creel as it is pulled from the sea, some of these designs also have a small shell caught inside.

Dolphin

Dolphin

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.

Mill Sand

Mill Sands

This collection is named after the beach below Sheila's workshop in Tankerness, Orkney. The view over the wide panorama of the bay alters constantly, as the light and colour changes dramatically with each day and season. Mill Sand is inspired by some of the unique colours reflected in the sand and shallow water in and around the beach.

New Wave

New Wave

The New Wave collection is based on a photograph taken by Sheila’s husband Rick, when they were returning from Westray, one of the most northern Isles of Orkney, one evening. The wake of the ferry cutting through the water, leaving a trail in the sea inspired Sheila. She was struck by the golden red of the setting sun as it caught the waves.

Ocean

Ocean

The inspiration for this unique collection comes from the seabed with its flowing seaweed and radiating colour. It forms a fusion of colour with the vibrant blue enamel colours.

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Pentland

The Pentland collection gets its name from the notorious stretch of water which separates the Orkney Islands from the north coast of the British Mainland. The water surges through this narrow strait between the Atlantic and the North Sea, where it has inspired Sheila to create this collection full of colour and movement.

River Ripples

River Ripples

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.

Rock Pool

Rock Pool

The sea ebbs, leaving glistening pools of water among the exposed rocks, a haven between the tides for tiny colourful sea creatures. This collection of enamelled and stone set jewellery originated from my childhood memories of exploring the rocky shoreline of Hoxa Head.

Salmon collection by Sheila Fleet Jewellery

Salmon

Moving wild and free through Scotland's rivers and glistening in the light.

Sands of Time

Sands of Time

This collection reflects the eternal motion of the sea waves crashing over the shore leaving beautiful ripple patterns in the sand.

Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow

Scapa Flow is a collection inspired by a natural deep water harbour, situated in the middle of the Orkney Island group. This safe haven was used in the war time to house the British Naval Fleet of Ships. The soft colours of the waters of Scapa Flow inspired this smooth shape with its own unique enamel colour.

Sea & Surf

Sea & Surf

This collection celebrates the power and beauty of Scotland's ocean waves and joins a range of collections inspired by the sea.

Sea Motion

Sea Motion

On a particularly memorable holiday, Sheila found the captivating motion of the water as she looked out to sea to have a very calming effect.

Starfish

Bright shapes in mysterious rock pools, these little stars brighten their underwater homes.

Storm

Storm

This collection is inspired by the spectacular power of a storm, tossing waves high into the air, bringing rich tones of grey and deep green-blue.

Summer Splash

Summer Splash

This collection is inspired by the forms, shapes, colours and moods of the sea.

Surfbreaker

Surfbreaker

This collection is inspired by sea forms, shapes, colours and moods. The surf surges and retreats - a virtuous circle forever flowing, as mighty crests swell up and crash, roaring into the seething mass below.

Swirl Rings

As the autumn wind begins to blow and ocean waves turn and flow Sheila introduces her new Swirl rings.

Tidal

Tidal

This design was inspired by the ever moving motion of the tides in the Pentland Firth between Orkney and Caithness. Flowing interlocking filaments in silver and gold echo the strength and timeless motion of the tide.

Tidal Islands

Tidal Islands

This collection of interlocking pieces are enamelled in vibrant colours and hand set with semi-precious stones. The movement of the ever changing waves reflect the ebb and flow of the sea environment which surrounds the tidal islands of Orkney.

Tidal Treasures

Tidal Treasures

The strong tides of the Pentland Firth guard many natural treasures. Fishermen occasionally discover some of these treasures when they haul in their creels and come across the elusive Groatie Buckie (Arctic Cowrie Shell). These tiny magical shells are said to bring good luck to the keeper and can be found on the beaches of Caithness, Orkney and Shetland by combing the shoreline.

Turning Tides

Turning Tides

This collection is inspired by the forms, shapes, colours and moods of the sea.

Wave

Wave

This collection is based on photography by Rick, Sheila’s husband, who captures the image of Orkney’s natural environment. The sea’s awesome power, especially during winter, creates fluid sculptural forms – a constant source of inspiration for Sheila’s designs.

Wave Surfers

Wave Surfers

An elegant collection which features enamelled silver, silver, 9ct yellow gold and 9ct rose gold rings. These move and flow separately on the pieces as you wear them.