Roslyn Leitch creates jewellery using maximalist combinations of precious metals and linoleum, drawing inspiration from mechanical shapes, forms and movement. She is a Jewellery and Metalwork graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, and works from her home studio in Markinch, Fife.
Traditionally a flooring, linoleum is a wonderful, sustainable, warm material, made from easily renewable ingredients such as linseed oil, cork powder and other organic additives. It also contains natural anti-microbial properties. The material has manufacturing roots close to Roslyn's home. Members of her family worked in the local factories and offices which have supplied the world for over 140 years. She fondly grew up with the floor covering in her home and loves what is know locally as the 'queer like smell' which often fills the air around the factories.
Each piece of linoleum jewellery is carefully hand-cut and finished. All items have sterling silver findings (with the exception of the magnetic brooch designs). Items are packaged in recyclable materials with minimal use of plastic. Packages are sent within 3 working days of ordering. Gift orders can be sent directly to the recipient with a personalised note - details can be added to 'notes and gift instructions' at the bottom of your cart page.
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