Holly MCAfee

Meet Jeweller Holly McAfee

Holly graduated with a BDes(hons) degree in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010.

Holly McAfee

Since then she has regularly exhibited in and stocked galleries and jewellers throughout the UK. Holly enjoys making meticulously finished jewellery that will be worn for years to come, and loves making bespoke pieces in precious metals for customers.

Holly McAfee

Holly’s jewellery is inspired by the details found around Scotland’s coastlines and countryside; piles of pebbles, smoothed by years of the sea washing over them, buds, flourishing in spring, and the rough textures of rocks, slowly being reclaimed by the sea.

Holly McAfee

The working of the metal itself also dictates the final forms within each design.

Holly McAfee

Her latest collection has taken inspiration from her family’s roots along the east coast of Scotland. Drawings and photographs of details and interesting textures from along the seashore have translated into a range of elegant, contemporary swirling forms, with contrasting areas of texture.

Holly McAfee

Highly polished surfaces contrast with rough texture, formed with built up granulation and reticulation. Each piece is tactile, delicate and finely detailed.

Holly McAfee

Jewellery is created predominantly in sterling silver, occasionally accented with gold or precious gemstones.

Holly McAfee

Holly designs her pieces to be versatile – equally suitable to be worn during the day or dressed up at night, rings and bangles can be stacked or be worn on their own, and the simple shapes mean each intricate design is a welcome addition alongside the wearer’s other jewellery, or a statement piece all by itself.

Holly McAfee

We are really proud to be showcasing Holly’s jewellery in Hebden Bridge for our FLOW exhibition which finishes at the end of July 2017 x