beside the seaside...

Not long now until oor Frannie and I head off on our annual pilgrimage to Cellardyke to freeze our arses off, climb on the rocks, walk on the beach and eat so many fish suppers that we can hardly move.

The smell of the sea and seaweed is part of the magic. No pretty beaches or heat for us.

So its the perfect time to share the work of jeweller Emma Wylie whose work is inspired by these sort of things.

I came across her double hollow ring ages ago and couldn't stop thinking about it.

The Hollows Collection is inspired by the way water shapes and sculpts the environment around it. The power that the sea has to erode coastlines, the force that a river uses to carve rock and stone into a channel and the way that pebbles are rubbed smooth over time. Made of Sterling Silver and Oxidised Silver, each piece is hand crafted and unique.

Emma is a Jewellery Designer and Maker based in the Southside of Glasgow. Since graduating from Middlesex University, London with a First Class Degree in Jewellery Design she has enjoyed experimenting with sculptural carving and casting techniques to create pieces that are individual and unique.

“I’m inspired by the environment around me, in particular the coastlines of Scotland and the Borders. I’m a magpie for objects that wash up along the beach and am fascinated by the way the sea is constantly smoothing and shaping things, eroding the landscape around it.“

Queen Marie