Ally Shaw's Profile

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I am a jewellery designer and maker based in Banff on the North East Coast of Scotland.  I offer imaginative handmade gothic, witchy, rockabilly and Victorian jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and folklore, Hammer Horror films, gothic novels and pagan ritual. I also lovingly refurbish antique and vintage finds that suggest their own dark histories.  All handmades are created one at a time in my workshop and home in  what was once a school built in 1803.  I'm serenaded by the wind, waves and sea birds on this wild edge of the North of Scotland.

Though I'm now living in Scotland, I came of age on the West Coast of the U.S. and that sunny nostalgia and the cultural hybridity of Cali still brighten my imagination.

Everything I sell is assembled, knit or gathered with love. I believe in personal adornment as a a kind of talismanic…

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  • Joined December 18, 2007

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Copper, brass, silver, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, reclaimed vintage jewellery, semi precious stones, natural fiber, wool, silk, seaglass

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About

I am a jewellery designer and maker based in Banff on the North East Coast of Scotland.  I offer imaginative handmade gothic, witchy, rockabilly and Victorian jewelry inspired by dark fairy tales and folklore, Hammer Horror films, gothic novels and pagan ritual. I also lovingly refurbish antique and vintage finds that suggest their own dark histories.  All handmades are created one at a time in my workshop and home in  what was once a school built in 1803.  I'm serenaded by the wind, waves and sea birds on this wild edge of the North of Scotland.

Though I'm now living in Scotland, I came of age on the West Coast of the U.S. and that sunny nostalgia and the cultural hybridity of Cali still brighten my imagination.

Everything I sell is assembled, knit or gathered with love. I believe in personal adornment as a a kind of talismanic language, and I work with this in mind.

You can find my author blog at allysonshaw.com

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