Mhairi Sim - Jewellery
Girl Paua Jewellery
I graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Languages and had spent a year in New Zealand when I first discovered the beautiful iridescent Paua Shell, found along the Pacific Coastal waters. Paua is the native Maori word for abalone and is the brightest of all the species in the world. When I set up my business in 2007 I used my connections in New Zealand to source the shells and import them to Scotland. I wanted to create something unique to the UK market and these beautiful shells allowed me to combine my sense of creativity with my instinct for business. I completed a few silversmithing classes at a college course plus a few classes at a bead shop and then I used my intuition and creativity. Over the years I have learnt more about photography, marketing and accounting among other areas so that my business will continue to grow.
Paua Shell has beautiful iridescent tones and a multitude of colours which reflect light. I combine the Paua Shell with Freshwater Pearls, Blacklip Mother of Pearl and Swarovski Crystals to enhance these beautiful colours. Many of my customers comment on just how versatile the shell is and how often they can wear my pieces, as paua shell matches most things.
I have a range of jewellery and a range of giftware. There are beautiful shell frames and mirrors, bookmarks, hairclips and more to suit every budget. Plus I do wedding jewellery. And of course, as everything is handmade here in Glasgow, I can customise almost anything to suit your needs. You can purchase from the Mugdock Makkers shop directly, or have a look at the website or the facebook page where you will also see a list of upcoming events around Scotland.