The new stonecutter is giving me new ideas for display as well as jewellery. I've cut the Caithness stone and specially treated it to reveal its layers. Inspiration from the fossils found at an inland quarry near Spittal resulted in a new idea for jewellery, can't wait to see what I come up with next!
Looking out of my window is a treat every day. I never get tired of the changing colours of the sea. This photo was taken mid summer, in the evening and the bay looked like a mill pond. I try to enhance the different shades of grey with the different stones I find by using various polishing techniques and finish off rubbing the stone with olive oil. It's nice to add some essential oil to the mix for an added sensory experience. Two pieces that recently sold, the necklace to a German tourist who was visiting Scotland by cruise ship. The other to a local lady with a love for Caithness.