This enamelled sterling silver Creel Cage Necklace in a large ‘dress’ size, mimics the pattern of fishermen’s creels, the 'Pentland' enamel representing trapped sea water. Silver strands on the front and back of the piece combine and curve to form an elegant cage. A solid silver Groatie Buckie is held inside, free to move within. The piece hangs on a silver neckwire.
Sheila’s Creel collection, one of her most iconic, features a variety of designs based on fishermen’s creels. The lattice-like design mimics the structure and pattern of the creel. Enamelled sections in some pieces represent the water trapped between woven sections when creels are pulled from the sea. Some of the larger necklaces in this collection contain solid silver or gold Groatie Buckies (northern cowrie shells)—lucky treasures from the sea.