Aimi Cairns

Hi, I’m Aimi. From my studio in Aberdeenshire I use traditional techniques to handcraft contemporary bohemian silver jewellery inspired by my local environment. I love to use organic textures, negative spaces and contrasting colour from patinas and semi-precious stones.

I first discovered my passion for jewellery design after completing three-years of short courses at Gray’s School of Art. Since then I have developed my practice for over a decade.



Reducing my impact on the environment is very important to me. In my home life and in business I endeavour to reduce my footprint on the planet through conscious use of materials and reducing waste.
I have consciously reduced waste from my production by reusing or refining all scrap materials and by eliminating plastic from my packaging. Wherever possible I choose non-toxic chemicals in my process and use recycled precious metals and ethically sourced stones.

Small businesses like mine have the advantage of being able to manage more aspects of their production and supply sources; my jewellery is made by hand, slowly and consciously. 



2021          flock, The Barn Arts, Aberdeenshire, November 

                  Art Aboyne, Invited Artist, Aberdeenshire, July – August

2020          flock Online, The Barn Arts

2019          Tea Green Christmas Event, Kibble Palace Glasgow, December

           Etsy Made Local, Aberdeen, December

           Collection purchased by Aberdeen Art Gallery Gift Shop, November

           Etsy Summer Showcase, Aberdeen, July

           Sustaining Life as a Creative Programme, Creative Learning, Aberdeen, March - July

2018          Haan + Fine Christmas Collective, Aberdeen, December

           Etsy Made Local, Aberdeen, December

           American Women's Association Christmas Fair, Aberdeen, November



FOLD at the Barn Arts, Banchory
Everlongart Studio & Gift Shop, Alford
Harbourlane, South Queensferry



I have had great joy in hosting my own jewellery making workshops from 2018-20 in collaboration with local gift shops. Since the COVID pandemic I have been unable to run them, but I hope to do so again in the future. To find out about future events please join my mailing list below.

I am pleased to have joined the Vanilla Ink - The Smiddy team as a freelance tutor. To view their current jewellery making classes and book a spot visit: vanillainkthesmiddy.co.uk