CallumKiltsJewellery

Kiltpins & Jewellery by Callum Kilts

Edinburgh, United Kingdom · 61 Sales

CallumKiltsJewellery

Kiltpins & Jewellery by Callum Kilts

Edinburgh, United Kingdom 61 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(24)

Announcement   CallumKiltsJewellery has a range of visually striking kilt pins in silver or bronze, some I completely hand-make, others I have cast for me by a small Scottish company and I finish them by hand. I also make a range of handmade silver jewellery in a variety of styles, including earrings, rings, necklaces, tie pins and cufflinks. I hope you will find something to please your eye.

All silver items are sold and described in accordance with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973. The required Dealers' Notice can be viewed in my About section.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 27, 2016

CallumKiltsJewellery has a range of visually striking kilt pins in silver or bronze, some I completely hand-make, others I have cast for me by a small Scottish company and I finish them by hand. I also make a range of handmade silver jewellery in a variety of styles, including earrings, rings, necklaces, tie pins and cufflinks. I hope you will find something to please your eye.

All silver items are sold and described in accordance with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973. The required Dealers' Notice can be viewed in my About section.

Alastair Callum

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Alastair Callum

Sun & Moon Silver Stud Earrings
US$35.14
Notched Sterling Silver "Craftsman's" Ring
US$78.38
Rustic Gnarled Silver Dangle Earrings
US$33.78
Rustic Silver Bar Drop Earrings - Long
US$22.97
Rustic Silver Bar Drop Earrings - Medium
US$22.97
Rustic Silver Bar Earrings - Studs - Short
US$22.97
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(24)
Sarah-Yochana Pomeroy

Sarah-Yochana Pomeroy on Aug 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A lovely ring, beautifully crafted, flawless, delicate and feminine yet very well made. Absolutely everything I wanted and more! Thank you.

frhughes

frhughes on Aug 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful turquoise earrings which I'll be wearing at my wedding in a few weeks! Alastair went out of his way to find just the right turquoise stones to match another item. Highly recommended.

Tamara

Tamara on Jul 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with all aspects <3 Beautiful, elegant earrings and wonderfully thoughtful packaging. Would recommend whole~heartedly. Thank you <3 x

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Updates

Spring Bank Holiday Offer.
Use coupon code SPRING2016 for 15% off ALL jewellery & accessories, excluding made-to-order. Valid 30th May 2016 only.

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See the story of how these buttons were made at https://uk.pinterest.com/CallumKilts/development-of-skull-crossbones-button

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As we start to see some sun and blossom, these little flower earrings are just the thing.

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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.

Manufacturers
  • Jewellery Casting Scotland

    Carradale, Scotland, United Kingdom

    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 May 30, 2016
Welcome to CallumKiltsJewellery, the shop-front for the jewellery-making side of my business, Callum Kilts. I hope you find something you like now, but if you don't then please do come back in the future.

I value integrity and strive to offer great service. Feedback is always welcomed.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal, debit/credit cards and Etsy gift cards accepted.

International buyers (outwith the EU), please note that you are responsible for any international customs charges.
Shipping
Goods sent within the UK will usually be sent by Royal Mail. Higher value items marked as free delivery will usually be sent by "Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm" for next working day delivery. Lower value items with separate postage will usually be sent by 1st Class Signed-for service

Goods sent out-with the UK will usually be sent by Royal Mail's "International Tracked & Signed" service (3-5 working days for Europe and 5-7 working days worldwide)

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
General Terms & Conditions:
* Only one coupon code may be used for any one order.
* Coupon discount applies to product price only.
* Unless otherwise specified, special offers cannot be combined.

Spring Bank Holiday Offer:
* Offer valid up until 23:59 UTC 30th May 2016
* Offer does not apply to items marked as "made to order"

Terms & Conditions for "coupon code for 10% off next order for orders placed by 4th November 2015": [ENDED]
* Offer valid up until 23:59 4th November 2015.
* Discount code valid for 6 calendar months from date of purchase.
* The discount code will not be valid if the original purchase is cancelled or returned for any reason.
* In the event that the discount code has already been used and your wish to return the product for which it was issued, the value of the discount will be deducted from the product refund.