Meet the Team
Hi, I’m Astrid I run the Office and Showroom and I’m the voice of Shetland jewellery. I joined the company in 2006 starting at the retail store in Lerwick for 8.5 years then moving to the workshop in 2014.
It was a huge change for me as I’ve never worked in an office environment before but it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
In my spare time I enjoy travelling, yoga, walking, Netflix, exploring and spending time with my family and friends.
My love affair with Shetland and making jewellery began in 2003 when I moved here from Morpeth.
I had always been passionate about creating things, as many children are. I learnt my trade on the bench and quickly became excited about the process, especially designing individual commissions and the Mirrie Dancers range.
Some of my favourite pieces to make are wedding rings for friends, knowing they’ll be treasured for a life time.
I like gin, cake, being outside, sea swimming and yoga.
I'm now the workshop manager and in charge of our social media channels.
We're super excited about running make your own jewellery classes now too.
I’m Lynda and I’ve been a jeweller since 2015.
This was an unexpected career path for me but I’m proud of my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else now.
Designing my own pieces, using colour and just generally being creative keep me happy and inspired.
It’s amazing to wake up every day and commute to something I genuinely like doing.
In my spare time (most weekends off, bonus!) I write or see friends and listen to a lot of music, which I also do when I’m working. I’m usually seen with my headphones in.
My name is Julie Powis Arthur and I have been working part time at Shetland Jewellery workshop since 2016.
Every day is different in the workshop, you never get the same piece twice in a row, so it is never a dull day!
I thoroughly enjoy learning new skills and techniques from the more experienced jewellers and cannot wait to be able to be as confident in it as they are!!
Most of my hobbies include craft of any kind! However I do enjoy walking and getting out with my family to explore these beautiful isles which we call home.
Hey, I’m Ash. Like the rest of my fellow jewellers I’m a very creative person and am happiest when I’m making stuff, for work and for fun.
When I first joined the workshop in 2017 I felt like a bairn (Shetland dialect for kid) in a sweetshop and have loved learning new techniques and skills ever since. I even got the opportunity to design my own range Öyger, inspired by our dramatic coastline, for the business.
When I’m not in the workshop the creative energy continues and I carry on with other projects at home, I'm also an illustrator/graphic designer. That is if I can fit it in around my busy life as a Mum to an energetic peerie boy.
My name is Shannon and I’ve worked at Shetland Jewellery since September 2018.
I do the engraving and also get to enjoy making jewellery too.
I’m so lucky to have a job I love so much and a brilliant bunch of colleagues too, they’re like my second family!
In my spare time I enjoy working on my croft in Tingwall with my horses, goats, hens and ducks.
Hi, my name is Megan. I started work as a trainee jeweller in September 2018. Taking a jump out of my comfort zone and making a career change is the best decision I’ve ever made!
I am learning new skills every day and getting to make beautiful things. I love being creative and working with my hands.
I have lived in Shetland my whole life. I love living in such a beautiful place and enjoy walking and exploring with my best pal, my collie pup.
I have a large family who I visit regularly in my spare time.
Hi my name is Bronwyn, I started working as a part time trainee jeweller in 2022.
Since I have always had a creative mind, I thought this would be the perfect career for me. Since joining the team, I have learned so much and I can't wait to learn more.
In my spare time I love hiking and enjoying the outdoors with my two collies.
Hi, I'm Tenneka and I'm a trainee jeweller and lost wax caster!
Ever since i was peerie I have always been super creative, and can usually be found surrounded by art supplies. So when I started with the company in 2022 I was completely in my element.
I love learning all the new techniques for making each piece to challenge me.
In my spare time I love to be outside whether I'm out for walks or off in the boat...I'm always up to something.
Hiyi, I'm Yetti. I originally studied art and design before moving onto textiles. I realised it wasn't a career route i wanted to follow so I asked for a job at Shetland Jewellery in 2006.
After completing my apprenticeship I went on to do courses in Birmingham learning techniques like stone stetting and hand engraving in more depth.
I like designing ranges and doing special commissions but i enjoy making stock pieces.
Out with jewellery making I'm usually hanging out with my family and enthusiastically discovering new music.