Working from our homes in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we are a Mother (Sue) and Daughter (Allie) team. We started making jewellery together, as a hobby, about six years ago. Eventually we had too much to wear ourselves and female family members were getting swamped with it too! So we took the desicion to try and turn our hobby into a business and that's how Earthgems was born!
Beading with Gemstones
We started by making beaded jewellery with Semi-Precious Gemstones. We love that the gemstones are supplied by nature and became facinated with the ways that have been formed over mllions of years by the planet that we live on!
There are a lot of ancient beliefs associated with gemstones, you can find some of them on the Gemstones page.
Working with Metal Clays
Our work with metal clays came a little later when my (Sue) husband bought me a packet of Art Clay Silver, and a book called Magical Metal Clay Jewellery (by Sue Heaser) for Christmas. I spent the first week of January searching the house and garden for textures and things that I could use for my new hobby and the passion began!
Have a look at the Metal Clay page for an insight into what it's all about!