This year on the blog I want to write a lot more about the creatives I actually know in real life, starting with my very talented friend Isla Christie. Working from her home studio (a very stylish little shed) just outside of Glasgow, Isla creates beautiful, geometric jewellery.
Isla recently launched her very own jewellery brand called Studio Isla. Her sleek new online store stocks 2 unique, graphic-inspired collections. The first collection is a series of brightly coloured pins which are made up of intricate layers of waterproof paper. The playful pins come in a range of different shapes from squiggles to squares and are inspired by digital tool icons. I am the very proud owner of a yellow squiggle pin and love how it adds the perfect graphic twist to any outfit.
Studio Isla’s second collection comes in the form of a set of squiggly silver earrings. Made up of the same shapes as the pins, Isla’s earrings have a similarly bold and contemporary style with a slightly more understated finish. With all of her work, Isla aims to explore the infinite possibilities of deconstructing and reimagining geometric forms which gives everything she creates a playful personality.
I first met Isla before she even knew she wanted to be a jeweller when we were both studying at college in Glasgow. Since then - through studying at Glasgow School of Art and continually playing with shapes in her shed - she has developed a unique aesthetic style. Isla’s meticulous taste stretches across the entire Studio Isla brand. Her website is one of the most stylish online stores I have seen in a while and Instagram feed is always pleasing to scroll through. I am perhaps a little biased but I for one see great things in Studio Isla’s future.