16mm x 16mm
When Shetlander Roy Leask appeared in my workshop carrying a Viking shield, sword and axe, I knew this was going to be no ordinary day! I was delighted to be approached by Roy back in 2007 about designing a collection of jewellery to commemorate the 2008 Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland. A truly amazing spectacle!
This collection was designed by Sheila for Roy Leask, Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa Guizer Jarl in 2008. Each year the Jarl chooses to portray a Viking character from the sagas. Up-Helly-Aa is one of the largest fire festivals in the world, with almost one thousand ‘guizers’ taking part in a torchlight procession through Lerwick
This collection was designed by Sheila for Roy Leask, Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa Guizer Jarl in 2008. Pictured is Roy's daughter, Rhona, modelling the collection