cambridge contemporary crafts

Holly McAfee


Holly graduated with a BDes(hons) degree in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, in 2010. Handmade in her Dundee workshop, Holly’s jewellery is inspired by the details found around Scotland’s coastlines and countryside; piles of pebbles, smoothed by years of the sea washing over them, buds, flourishing in spring, and the rough textures of rocks, slowly being reclaimed by the sea. The working of the metal itself also dictates the final forms within each design.

Highly polished surfaces contrast with rough texture, formed with built up granulation and hand formed domes. Each piece is tactile, delicate and finely detailed. Jewellery is created predominantly in sterling silver, occasionally accented with gold or precious gemstones.  Pieces are designed to be versatile – equally suitable to be worn during the day or dressed up at night, rings and bangles can be stacked or be worn on their own, and the simple shapes mean each intricate design is a welcome addition alongside the wearer’s other jewellery, or a statement piece all by itself.


The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 361200 to find out which pieces are currently available. 

Ridge Pendant

detail approx 6cm long, total pendant length 16"

sterling silver


Swirl pendant



Twist Pendant

16" chain, detail 3cm long

sterling silver


Torrent bangle



Torrent Pendant

detail approx 11cm long

sterling silver


Twist earrings



Surge Earrings

approx 4cm long

sterling silver


Wave ring