The Ticketyboo Coo handcraft beautiful sterling silver jewellery in Edinburgh.
Elaine is the lady behind the business. She describes herself as ‘a glass half full kind of girl with a fondness for a highland cow’ which was the inspiration for the name, The Ticketyboo Coo.
Elaine works with fine silver in its clay form, sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and a splash of gold all thrown in her home studio.
All ear posts, scrolls and ear hooks are sterling silver (925) with the main part of the ear-rings generally being made from fine silver (999). The fine silver is derived from silver clay.
Silver clay is made from microscopic particles of pure silver, much of which is recycled, embedded in an organic binder. Silver clay can be rolled, moulded, shaped, textured and stamped before drying and firing.
During firing the binder burns away and the end result is a beautiful piece of fine silver which is 99.9% pure and, unlike sterling silver, will remain super shiny with only the quickest of polishes needed now and then.
The advantage of silver clay is that it picks up the tiniest of details. Elaine loves to use patterns and textures from the built and natural environments – sometimes a bit of wallpaper, sometime a leaf or a shell – and is happiest seeing these things perfectly recreated in silver.
Her pieces are tiny and delicate, perfect for those who prefer finer jewellery. Moreover, the ear-rings she makes are great for people like myself who have small ears and lobes and who prefer smaller pieces. Additionally, each piece is completely unique and makes a very special gift for all age groups.
Each Ticketyboo Coo piece of jewellery comes packaged in a very stylish linen bag, hand embellished by Elaine with her gorgeous silver coo logo. Attention to detail is definitely at the heart of this wonderful small Scottish business.