Home of jewellery designer-makers Islay Spalding, Christina Vernon, Holly McAfee and Ieva Jankovska,
as well as The Candle Bothy and HungUpFrames.

We design things with skill and passion.

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See what’s currently on at the studios and find out about our up-coming events.

23May

Double Door Studios is open every Tuesday 11am – 4pm.
The rest of the week – By Appointment Only.

If you are looking for a jeweller and wish to discuss a bespoke commission please see the ‘About’ page to find out about each of us and what we make, then get in touch using our contact form or by contacting a jeweller directly.

To see jewellery, candles and frames we have on display here made by us in the studios, get in touch using the contact from or by calling 01382 760375 to arrange a viewing.

Events in May

Saturday 4th Make a Silver Ring Workshop With Christina Vernon Jewellery 
Tuesday 7th Drop-In Tuesday
Friday 10th Mark Your Moments: NOTCHED Jewellery Launch
Tuesday 14th Drop-In Tuesday
Saturday 18th Make a Silver Ring Workshop With Christina Vernon Jewellery
Sunday 19th Marbling on Paper with Shona of Slush
Tuesday 21st Drop-In Tuesday
Wednesday 22nd Make a Silver Pendant with Islay Spalding
Tuesday 28th Drop-In Tuesday

Drop In Tuesdays throughout May, 11am – 4pm

Double Door Studios are a working jewellery and craft studios, home to six makers: jewellery designers Islay Spalding, Christina Vernon, Holly McAfee and Ieva Jankovska, bespoke framer Hung Up Frames, and designer of beautiful scents The Candle Bothy. The studios open every Tuesday between 11am-4pm for people to view and purchase the array of products made inside, including the exciting range of contemporary and fine jewellery, Kilt Pins, Man Pins, scented candles, diffusers, frames and marbled goods. Jewellers Islay and Christina will be there to answer questions about their craft and inspirations, repairing and remodelling jewellery and commissioning bespoke work.

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Saturday 4th May | Make a Silver Ring Workshop With Christina Vernon Jewellery

£65.00

Come and make your own silver ring  with Christina Vernon Jewellery. During the workshop you will be guided through the entire process of creating your own textured silver ring, from soldering to polishing. You can choose between either a silver ring or a  set of three skinny stacking rings. Perfect for beginners or those with some jewellery experience looking to try out a new skill.

All tools and materials are included, along with tea, coffee and biscuits. Please let us know about any allergies or dietary requirements at booking. 

https://www.christinavernon.co.uk/shop-1/1yz0ntno9pj2e8ev2l6dox7fzl3vf1-jfner

Friday 10th May, 6pm – 8pm | Mark Your Moments: NOTCHED Jewellery Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of Islay Spalding’s new collection – NOTCHED

View and try on jewellery, hear about how the ‘date notches’ work, and think about what special date or number you’d like notched into a custom piece of your own. Islay will be ready, pencil in hand, to draw up your date in notches as you take part in this interactive design experience. The drawing is yours to take home, with an exclusive 20% discount if you order the made-to-order design within the week. Refreshments and notch shaped snacks will be served, RSVP at https://bit.ly/notched_launch

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Saturday 18th May | Enamelling Taster Workshop with Christina Vernon Jewellery

£60.00

Come and try the fascinating process of enamelling on copper with Christina Vernon. During the workshop you will be guided through the process of creating your own colourful pendant or earrings. Perfect for beginners or those with some jewellery experience looking to try out a new skill.

You will be enamelling on copper and will be given a choice of plated and surgical steel findings, you can however upgrade to sterling silver findings on the day for an additional £10.

All tools and materials are included, along with tea, coffee and biscuits. Please let us know about any allergies or dietary requirements at booking. 

https://www.christinavernon.co.uk/shop-1/1yz0ntno9pj2e8ev2l6dox7fzl3vf1

Sunday 19th May, 12-4pm | Marbling on Paper with Shona of Slush

£55

Discover the mesmerising art of marbling in this fun workshop, creating your own truly unique designs on paper.

Marbling is an ancient art form that involves floating and manipulating paints on a thickened liquid surface to create stunning patterns which are then transferred onto materials, traditionally silk or paper. It is an addictive and satisfying process and very meditative!

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of marbling – including selection and preparation of inks and various fascinating techniques – through guided demonstrations and individual practice.

With a wide range of colours and ways of application, the results can be completely guided by your own tastes – from bright groovy flowers to muted pastel waves. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained a solid understanding of the craft, and will have produced their own collection of marbled papers, ready to incorporate into your artistic projects or simply admire as beautiful works of art.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist looking to expand your skills, this workshop offers a playful and immersive exploration into the world of marbling.

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/doubledoorstudios/1226275 

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Wednesday 22nd May, 6pm – 8.30/9pm | Make a Silver Pendant with Islay Spalding

£80

Join jewellery designer/maker Islay Spalding for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to make a textured silver pendant in a shape of your choice. You will learn about jump rings, saw-piercing and hammer texture techniques, and get to choose from a selection of chains to hang your pendant on. Perfect for beginners, or those with prior experience, this is a great way to learn some basic jewellery techniques while creating something beautiful to take home and treasure. Spaces are limited to five people, booking is required.

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