Holly McAfee Jewellery

contemporary designs in precious metals

I love that a beautifully made piece of jewellery is more than just an object. Add instant glamour to your go to outfit with a stack of my shimmering silver bangles. Or go bold with a statement necklace for a confidence boost. Or forever remember the way you felt when you opened the box, every time you look down at the ring you wear daily.
I'm ever seeking out that perfect combination of elegance, impact and delicate detail, and spend lots of time in my workshop, adding to the current collection, experimenting with new designs, and working on bespoke orders.

in my workshop

I always knew that I wanted to become a jeweller. My first step was to spend four years learning techniques and honing my design skills at art school (Duncan of Jordanstone, in Dundee on Scotland's east coast). After graduating B.Des (Hons.) in 2010, I went on to develop my business skills while my degree show and subsequent pieces were exhibited in galleries around the country. I now sell my contemporary designs through shops and galleries dotted around the UK, as well as directly to clients all over the world through special commissions and my online shop.

I find the inspiration for my designs in my everyday surroundings. I'm lucky that those surroundings include Dundee - its creative scene has been exploding over recent years. I'm also inspired by the coastlines around Scotland, which remind me of the quiet fishing village where I grew up. Tiny little details provide a wealth of inspiration: a fissure running through an otherwise perfectly smooth pebble; curling strands of drying, salted seaweed; the dimples in sun-bleached driftwood. Sketched details are transformed through the design process into elegant, intricate pieces.