McLachlan Studio

Handmade Jewellery

Tribals become generational…

I feel naked without my Tribal Bangles, they have become part of my identity, my sense of belonging to family…they slide on first thing in the morning every day of the year, regardless of where I am…what I am wearing or doing that day. I enjoy the thought that one day in the future my very new little granddaughter will want to wear a McLachlan Tribal Bangle too, she will hold my hand…two wrists but different generations encircled by our Bangles, all part of the same tribe…that is family past, present and future…our Tribals linking the generations.

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My silver Torc...it’s brightness makes me feel alive and vital, good to feel energised in my ever so slightly more mature years! There is no going backwards, only forwards and to do this with simplicity and stylish elegance! I love the simplicity of this silver Torc.

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Our Blackcord and South Sea Pearl Necking encircles my neck, the pearl lustrous and warm to the touch of my skin. I think my granddaughters will enjoy wearing this piece too when they are older enough, one that their grandmother wears with pleasure, the pearl reminds me of summer holidays by the sea…of sun and salty care free days of childhood.

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To celebrate our anniversary Hugh gave me these beautiful Pearl Pendulum Earrings. I find it fascinating how jewellery is able to symbolise and evoke such powerful emotions...a token of love...treasured memories...of two lives well lived together.

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Women...mothers, grandmothers, wives, partners, friends. Life is wonderful and messy at the same time, an emotional juggling act...perhaps we need both to balance each other?

I definitely deserve to

treat myself!

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I like to think of giving my granddaughter our Mabe Ring for her 18th birthday, it’s lustrous creamy pearl encircled by gold and silver threads linking generations of our family throughout the ages. Jewellery of ours that she will enjoy wearing just as I have enjoyed wearing our collections since Hugh first made them all those years ago.

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There are birthdays; and then significant birthdays...all need, and deserve to be celebrated. The passage of time, wisdom gained, and families loved is worth treasuring and acknowledging.  Life and living is precious...we need to remember and celebrate.

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I thought of my mother and grandmother as I wore my South Sea Pearl Necklace today, a  casual look with jeans and a white shirt; then, was a different time and place, more formal. But they loved wearing pearls too, as does our daughter...these beautiful treasures from the sea. A lovely connection with strong stylish women in my family.

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The power of a Ring...at first glance just a simple strip of gold or silver around my finger, but what strong emotions and memories it evokes. No longer just a circle of precious metals and gemstones it has become imbued with the suggestions of love, commitment, promise, right of passage, celebration of an enduring relationship, of life’s many milestones and achievements. So much more now than just a band of metal, it has become a powerful emotional statement unlike any other piece of jewellery, quite magical!

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What would my daughter like for her birthday, for Christmas? Something special, something unique and made by hand, something precious, something different, something that will last forever, something she can pass to her children and grandchildren...that gold and silver link between the many generations of our family.

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I like to imagine our grandchildren in the future treasuring our jewellery pieces, that have become overtime imbued with heirloom significance, and that they will one day pass on to their grandchildren...such a wonderful and significant link to our family continuing into the future.

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