Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew

Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew
This Sgian Brew was a special project I crafted after visiting the Isle of Jura and attending the annual Whisky Festival. I’d been planning to get to this festival for a while as I grew up on the island and when we farmed there we fed our cattle with the malted barley draff from this distillery.
The wooden handle is carved from an Isle of Jura whisky cask. Sterling Silver ferrules and pins are fitted to the handle along with a Damascus Steel bottle opener ‘blade’. The lower ferrule band is engraved with a Celtic spiral design, inspired by the Corryvreckan whirlpool located at the north of the island. On the top of the handle is a pommel stone made from a pebble that I found on the beach by the Isle of Jura Distillery during my festival visit.
Fittingly the Sgian Brew has returned back to the Isle of Jura as it was purchased as a gift for an old friend who works at the distillery and who may have originally filled the very whisky cask it was made from !

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Tardis Kilt Pins & Brooches and a Titanium Wedding Ring

We created this unusual commission of a set of Sterling Silver Tardises as kilt pins/brooches for Michael and Claire as their wedding had a Dr Who theme.

titanium wedding ring
Michael sketched the Aonach Eagach ridge so we used his design for his titanium wedding ring which has a sandblasted and heat treated surface.

Michael and Claire kindly emailed us after their wedding;
“The Tardises received so many comments, people were saying they looked amazing and were such a brilliant finishing touch to our kilts and dresses.  I think they all wanted one!
We’re so happy with my ring.  It makes me think of mountains and my wife every time I look at it, remembering the day we got engaged and of course our wedding day.“

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Custom Made Damascus Steel Earrings

Damascus Earrings and Sgian Dubh
We were commissioned by her husband Josh to create this pair of custom Damascus earrings as a special gift to his wife Lyzz for their 10th wedding anniversary (hence the ‘X’ engraving). The Damascus steel matches the design of a Sgian Dubh that we made for Lyzz several years ago as a commission from her brother.
These earrings were cut from a steel plate of two contrasting alloys of Stainless Steel, layered and forge-welded together which gives the beautiful organic patterning to the steel.

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Unique Bear and Stag Wedding Rings

We created these unique wedding rings for Jamie and Jenn after discussing various ideas and using the couple’s own drawings inspired by ancient designs.
Jamie’s ring was crafted from a solid piece of Aerospace grade Titanium bar, featuring a Bear and Jenn’s ring is in Rose Gold and has a leaping Stag. Both rings also incorporate a spiral design flowing around the circumference of the rings.
The couple kindly emailed the following; “We’re really pleased with our rings. Rab and Tanya’s gentle coaxing helped us clarify a fairly broad design brief. The end result is everything we hoped for, two unique but thematically linked rings reflecting the union of their recipients. Thank you.”

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Unique Engagement Ring with Runes and Tourmaline and a Special Sgian Dubh

When Chris was planning a surprise proposal to Lisa on their vacation from the US to Scotland he contacted us and asked if we could use his sketches to craft a unique engagement ring. His design featured Tourmaline which is Lisa’s birth stone along with specific runes and a double heart shaped clover.
“WOW!!! That’s everything I would have hoped for. I’m Speechless. Thank you! …And yes, the day went perfectly, and even with a double rainbow appearing shortly after she said yes at the fairy pools on Skye.” Chris
By coincidence Lisa had also commissioned us to craft a surprise gift for Chris; a special Sgian Dubh with a Bog Oak handle, spiral engraved brass ferrule and a Damascus blade with a personal message diamond-engraved in Gaelic. It was only when the couple arrived together to collect both their commissions that we realised the connection and we had to keep their respective surprises !

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Bespoke Celtic Tree of Life Wedding Rings

We created these Celtic Tree of Life rings for Liz and Gus from their own design ideas and drawings. They kindly commented when they received their rings;
“ you took our design ideas and made them to perfection.  We’re very happy that the rings we wanted and imagined are with us now and for the rest of our lives.“
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Old Wrought Iron Celtic Ring Made in Aerospace Grade Titanium

Wrought Iron Celtic Ring Made in Aerospace Grade Titanium
We were commissioned to craft this very unusual ring for Skyler who asked that we use aerospace grade titanium but with the special request to give it an old wrought iron look and feel, with a Celtic knotwork design. This is the first time that we have made a ring quite like this and after a process of research and development to get this finish we are very happy with how it turned out. Using titanium meant that this ring is far lighter and more durable than if we had used wrought iron.
Skyler kindly emailed us when her ring arrived;
“It has a perfect fit and is astoundingly beautiful. Aside from the special sentiments it personally holds, I receive multiple compliments daily. Thank you so much for such a gorgeous piece of art.”

(We filmed some video footage of this ring being made and will share that when we’ve edited it down to a reasonable size.)

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