Sheila Fleet Jewellery
Sheila Fleet Jewellery
Sheila Fleet has been designing jewellery since she graduated Edinburgh College of Art and then 26 years later, after an extremely successful career, she opened her own workshop and created the brand that she named after herself.
Since the opening in 1993 there has been many different collections created in the workshops in Orkney, so many in fact that to stock every one the Sheila Fleet section of our website would be at least 30 pages long! So over the last few years, Something Elegant has selected our favourite collections and below are the chosen few.
Primula Scotica is a range inspired by the tiny flower that can only be found in Orkney, Caithness and North Sutherland on maritime heath. Orkney sites include Yesnaby, the west coasts of Rousay and Westray, Papay, North Hill and South Walls. The flower has five heart-shaped petals and a bright yellow centre. This tiny rare plant inspired Sheila to make a collection using the actual size of the flowers in silver with vibrant enamels.
In Scottish lore, the Rowan Tree has been held as a 'Tree of Life', a protector from harm, its berries symbolic of life and renewal. Throughout history, many cultures of the world have respected trees even believing them to have divine or magical powers. The tree form often appears in individual art work as an expression of endurance, strength and hope. Rowan is designed with nature's delicate balance in mind and the vital importance of trees to humanity today.
Strong, fluent lines recall the ever-changing shapes of ocean waves and the eternal ebb and flow of the tide. The Tidal collection was inspired by the ever moving motion of the tides in the Pentland Firth between Orkney and Caithness.
The ancient Pictish tribal names of "Orcs" and "Cats", names people from Orkney and Caithness are not the only link between the Counties. In the Devonian period of geological time, 380 million years ago, Lake Orcadie, a large tropical freshwater lake filled with the first fishes, covered both Counties. Within the lake basin fine grained muds and sands were deposited to form the flagstone rocks so typical of this region of northern Scotland and are the inspiration for this collection.
This collection captures the dramatic shapes and colours in the beautiful waterfall at Forss in Caithness, Scotland. This collection is striking and stunning, a definite eye catcher.
These free flowing pieces were inspired by the natural ripples that appear on sand after water has passed over it. The end result creates very elegant and organic pieces.
For more information on any of our Sheila Fleet range please contact us on 08450 940 925. Alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org