seillean

ABOUT ME

SEILLEAN JEWELRY
Seillean is pronounced Shellyn.
And is Gaelic for bee.

So how did I come up with Seillean?

Debra means bee in Hebrew.
Gordon is just plain Scottish.

I’ve been studying Japanese culture + language since 1995.
I was a student of chanoyu (茶の湯) and shodō (書道).
I was a host sister for six years to Japanese students.

I was introduced to jewelry making in 1999. My teacher was one of my host sisters Yumi.
She made me a pair of sterling silver earrings. As I watched her make them I was hooked.
I still apply the Japanese techniques I’ve learned to my wabi-sabi pieces.

My Japanese name is Akiko which means Autumn Child.

I still practice chanoyu and calligraphy at home with a more casual attire. This photo was taken at “Silent Beauty” exhibit in 2006 at the Asheville Arts Council. I was featured for my calligraphy works and I performed a chanoyu exhibit for a small crowd of patrons.

I still practice chanoyu and calligraphy at home with a more casual attire. This photo was taken at “Silent Beauty” exhibit in 2006 at the Asheville Arts Council. I was featured for my calligraphy works and I performed a chanoyu exhibit for a small crowd of patrons.


ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS

DEMORIAM
Vivere Disce, Cogita Mori
(Learn to live, remember death)

These pieces are inspired by Victorian Spiritualism + Memento Mori. Using cast skulls claws and teeth, found objects, religious elements, antique and vintage items. Delivering pieces that are familiar yet remarkably unique. Jewelry that has a touch of elegant macabre. I started this collection for women who were not afraid to wear something a little more edgy and unconventional.

DELICATE FOREVER
Pieces inspired by Victorian Fashion of the 1880s. Assemblage One-of-a-kind jewelry made with vintage and antique components. Jewelry designs using a variety of mixed media techniques and re-purposed vintage elements that I've found in my searches through flea markets, antique stores, estate sales and the like.

DREAM CIRCLE
Sacred adornments. Shaman and Tribal pieces that are created for ceremony and spiritual practices. Made with uplifting and protective energy.

Also found in this collection is distinctive pieces that embody the spirit, quality and artistry of the American Southwest. Design components include custom Sterling and Copper Pendants, Beads and Cones; Turquoise from Nevada, Arizona & New Mexico mines; and other semiprecious Stones from around the globe.

COMING SOON | DREAM CIRCLE BLENDS: Our new oil blends run the aesthetic of magickal, pagan and Victorian formulas (taken from Godeys Lady's books which were published in the 1800s), and Gothic-themed scents. All my oils are hand-blended and I do my best to provide the best possible blends for my one-of-a-kind offerings and limited (very limited blends).

OFF THE BENCH
Wabi Sabi inspired from nature and gemstone and sterling silver jewelry.


OUR DARLING FUNERAL RING