I am a writer and 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.
Visit my Etsy Shop here.
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