CallumKiltsJewellery

Jewellery by Callum Kilts

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 122 Sales

CallumKiltsJewellery

Jewellery by Callum Kilts

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 122 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(34)
Alastair Callum

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Alastair Callum

Silver Hugs & Kisses Ring - X O Ring.
Silver Hugs & Kisses Ring - X O Ring.
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About

It just sort of happened...

My father and I took an interest in kiltmaking a number of years back and this progressed to kilt pins. Around 2008 my father and I started designing a range of kilt pins (he, being a trained artist, drew the designs for the original concepts which came from both of us, and together we refined the ideas). It developed from there: we made a number of prototypes from brass sheet, piercing, hammering, etching, engraving etc and a small number of finished products in silver and bronze.

The process so far has really been slow-burn, with my father and I moving things forward gradually in our spare time. We have a large range of designs in our portfolio, some only on paper, others rough prototypes and some models ready for casting. My father is not involved in the production stage, only design and prototype, and is less involved now, although we continue to discuss ideas and designs some new pins. We also plan, once things are moving more, to introduce a range of kilt-belt buckles.

The original concepts came mainly from Scottish clan crests. The idea was to design a range of kilt pins which had some sort of link or reference to a clan crest or clan link. For example, castles, bulls, flaming torches often appear in clan crests, so we designed a kilt pin based on each idea. The idea behind the range is that someone wanting to wear a kilt pin with a link to their clan, but who doesn't want the standard "sword with clan crest" kilt pin found in so many kilt shops might like our designs. Other concepts also came from a variety of other sources - old stone carvings, viking links etc.

Many of the designs are largely pictorial, with a lot of detail and we felt it wasn't viable to do some of them as entirely handmade items at a reasonable selling price, so we decided that some designs should be cast. In order to produce the best models we could for casting (as some of the prototype etching and engraving was a bit rough), I created some of the designs in vector graphics and we had the designs photo-etched onto a bronze plate - by a sign-making company - which we then cut out and used as the as casting models, applying some texture to those that required it. This took us up until around January 2014 (when I selected 6 designs (4 from the photo-etched models and 2 handmade models) to have cast by Wallis Hunter (now Jewellery Casting Scotland), a small jewellery-making and casting company in Argyll, Scotland. I've had a couple small batches cast so far in bronze and silver. The raw castings come back to me and I remove the sprues, tidy up the edges, polish the surfaces as necessary and then solder on the hinges and catches. I then apply a patina to them and give them a final polish as necessary, give them a protective wax coating and attach the pins.

Because of some of the practical skills I would need to develop for the kilt pin work, I took an evening class in jewellery making in spring 2014 and devoured a series of excellent online tutorials (which I regularly go back to for new instalments). Since then I have been experimenting with handmade jewellery and developing a range of items for sale, mainly earrings and other ladies' jewellery, though I am starting to introduce some other men's jewellery too. I work in an extremely limited workspace and still lack most of the heavier equipment required for an efficient workshop, but I have a sufficient collection of tools to get by with and add to it whenever I can.

All silver items are sold and described in accordance with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973.

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  • Alastair Callum

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My father and I started designing and developing a range of kilt pins. I took an evening class in jewellery making to develop the necessary skills and devoured a series of online tutorials. Since then I've been experimenting with handmade jewellery.

  • John Callum

    Designer

    Graduated with a Diploma from the Glasgow School of Art in 1968. John Callum is responsible for many of the kilt pin concepts, the primary artwork and the prototypes.

Production partners

  • Jewellery Casting Scotland

    Carradale, Scotland

    Jewellery Casting Scotland (formally Wallis Hunter) is a small family-run business, offering an excellent casting service to jewellers. It is my experience that they value the customer, putting quality and communication first.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2016
Welcome to Jewellery by Callum Kilts. My business is small (just me, though with a vast amount of design work by my dad for my kilt pin range), but I value integrity and strive to make great products and offer great service. Feedback is always welcomed.

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International buyers (outwith the EU), please note that you are responsible for any international customs charges.
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Goods sent within the UK will usually be sent by Royal Mail. Higher value items will usually be sent by "Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm" for next working day delivery, after dispatch. Lower value items will usually be sent by 1st Class Signed For®, usually for next working day delivery, after dispatch.

Goods sent out-with the UK will usually be sent by Royal Mail's "International Tracked & Signed" service (usually 3-5 working days for Europe and 5-9 working days for other international destinations)

Please contact me if you do not receive your item within the expected time frame.
More urgent deliveries may be arranged on request.

You are protected under the Consumer Contracts Regulations (2014). Lost or damaged items will be replaced or refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns in accordance with the new Consumer Contracts Regulations (2014). With the exception of custom-made goods, you may cancel your order within 14 days of receiving your goods. To do so you must contact me, stating that you wish to return the goods, within 14 days of receiving them. You will receive a full refund for the goods (assuming goods are returned in the same condition they arrived in) and basic delivery cost. The buyer will be responsible for the cost of return postage. For items which are faulty or damaged, return postage will also be refunded. Further details of the new Consumer Contracts Regulations (which replaces the Distance Selling Regulations) can be found at http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-contracts-regulations

Aside from these regulations, I want to ensure my customers are completely happy with their purchases, so please contact me if you have any issues at all.
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* All personalised coupon codes issued to my Etsy customers (prior to 21/09/2016) for 10% off their next order have been reactivated for use on my website www.jewellerybycallumkilts.com, for 15% off any order, excluding delivery/shipping cost.
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