Alison set up her workshop in 2003 after graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, and Following 10 years in Glasgow she is now back in the Dumfriesshire countryside where she grew up.
"I make jewellery inspired by antique treasures and the stories they tell. Heirlooms passed through generations building significance. I have strong memories of secretly discovering my Mum’s jewellery box as a child, trying on each piece and wondering at their hidden histories.
The Catkin Collection draws on a pattern seen long ago on an antique ring. A memory which lay dormant for more than 10 years until I came to make my own wedding ring when I gave myself the time to develop my unique technique of layering sometimes hundreds of tiny disks to make a pattern reminiscent of the Spring catkin flower."
- Alison Macleod
Catkin Happenstance Pendant View details
Catkin Happenstance Pendant18ct yellow gold (pendant and fitting are Fairtrade), pear shaped ruby (0.22ct), brilliant grey diamond, champagne diamond (0.23ct), round dark blue sapphire, oval cornflower blue sapphireH:1.2cm W:1.1cm L:51cm£1,960Photograph: Shannon ToftsCatkin Droplet Blue Tourmaline Pendant View details
Catkin Droplet Blue Tourmaline Pendant18ct yellow gold, round white sapphire, pear shaped blue tourmalineH:1.3cm W:0.9cm L:51cm£1,150Photograph: Stacey BentleyCatkin Happenstance Necklet View details
Catkin Happenstance Necklet18ct yellow gold (pendant and fitting are Fairtrade), oval blue tourmaline, pear shaped pink tourmaline, brilliant white diamond, champagne diamond (0.09ct)H:0.8cm W:2cm L:48cm£1,990Photograph: Shannon ToftsCatkin Happenstance Chain Studs (on model) View details
Catkin Happenstance Chain Studs (on model)Fairtrade 18ct yellow gold, pear shaped blue tourmalines, oval rubies, blue diamondsH:5.4cm W:1.3cm£2,100Photograph: Caro WeissCatkin Happenstance Chain Studs View details
Catkin Happenstance Chain StudsFairtrade 18ct yellow gold, pear shaped blue tourmalines, oval rubies, blue diamondsH:5.4cm W:1.3cm£2,100Photograph: Shannon ToftsCatkin Happenstance Studs View details
Catkin Happenstance StudsFairtrade 18ct yellow gold, pear shaped rubies (0.29ct), brilliant cut champagne diamonds, round dark blue sapphiresH:0.7cm W:1.1cm£1,650Photograph: Shannon ToftsDiamond Droplet Studs View details
Diamond Droplet Studs18ct yellow gold, brilliant cut diamonds (0.12ct)H:1.1cm W:0.4cm£1,150Photograph: Stacey BentleyTiny Pink Tourmaline Studs View details
Tiny Pink Tourmaline StudsFairtrade 9ct yellow gold, pink tourmalineH:0.5cm W:0.4cm£260Photograph: Stacey BentleyTiny Catkin Droplet Studs View details