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Spring/Summer '21

Posted by Sophie Hooper on

ISLAND LIFE

Spring has been and gone and somehow we're already in July! Restrictions meant no World Gig Championships for the second year on Scilly - an occasion which always kicks the season fully into gear here on the islands so without it the months have whizzed by. The lovely visitors are certainly back though and over the next few weeks I'm sure it will really start to feel normal again. 

 

 

IN THE STUDIO

Non stop just about covers it! I'm working away through a full bespoke design order book, each project has and will be very exciting to work on - it's always a real privilege to be asked to make such special pieces for people. Alongside commissions, gallery stock and collection orders I've been creating a new sub collection to join Beach... Beach Colours! Everywhere I look on my bench, studio shelves, coat pockets I will always find a little collection of seaglass, I love the juicy palette these Scillonian beach colours create and decided to use this idea to inspire a new design. Carefully selected (ethically sourced) precious and semi-precious gemstones set into the soft form and sand finish of the Beach collection. From subtle pastels through to deep blues and vibrant yellows I've chosen a range of stones that represent the most delicious colours we find here... they certainly sparkle, I hope you like them too...

Sophie x

 

                                     

 

 

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Autumn

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Winter

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ISLAND LIFE

We've had the usual winter storms but also plenty of bright sunny days to get out round the coast for a bit of family beach combing whilst jumping out the way of incoming waves (only one monumental soaking so far). We were even treated to some extra coastline excitement on the islands in January in the form of some visiting humpback and fin whales... it became a daily mission to spot them, and they didn't disappoint when we did! 

 

IN THE STUDIO

Quite a few new jewellery pieces to join the website over the coming weeks as Spring approaches. Alongside keeping busy with bespoke work I've also been focussing on a new collection.

The Island Collection is quite an eclectic mix of designs all tied together by their collective nod to island life; chain links inspired by our heavy mooring chains down the harbour have made a comeback, palm trees that are iconic to our Island landscape, coins from the rich archaeological heritage of Nornour, and the newest addition, Island Letters, each one carefully hand carved freehand in a traditional font inspired by the old Victorian printed pottery marmalade jars found on Town beach. I've always loved and collected anything with old fonts and typography - engraved silver cutlery, old signs, printed beach finds etc and this collection seemed to be the perfect excuse to create my own.

Anyway, roll on Spring! 

Sophie x

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