Profile - Liz Lyall: Pict Design and The Bead Buggie

Handcrafted jewellery, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, mostly one of a kind, using a wide selection of silver, gold and copper wires, Baltic, Colombian and African amber, semi-precious and precious stones, glass, wood, in fact anything unusual, even aromatic pieces with myrrh and eucalyptus flowers.

Necklaces and bracelets made to measure and guaranteed. Pieces can be designed and made on the day of fairs.

Pict Design's new mobile bead shop, The Bead Buggie has just been launched. it will be selling a large selection of beads and the essentials for making your own jewellery, meeting the needs of both the hobbyist and the professional.

The Bead Buggie travels throughout the north of Scotland offering not just products, but also practical advice and assistance on all aspects of jewellery making.

Contact Liz, by email:

New website under construction - up and running at the end of June, at:

Profile: Balnacra Arts - Vicky Stonebridge

Vicky Stonebridge produces a wide range of craft items, often from recycled materials. Although trained as a potter, she is fascinated by utilising waste products and objects from the local environment to create art making something out of anything. Some of these will be on sale at the Ledgowan craft fairs (Aug 23 and Dec 6), small sculptures, driftwood mirrors, jewellery, rag weavings, reclaimed wood and textiles, bags and hats.

Vicky is also a painter and will be selling original art, handmade prints and Giclee prints of her latest art work. Her paintings are both of local scenes and animals, scenes from her work as a fire-fighter, illustrative imaginative work from her 'girl and wolf' range, and Celtic rooted expressionistic work.

Look at Vicky's website:

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