Bundles of dyed heather stems drying on racks. Once completely dry they will then be used to make blocks of heather and finally beautiful pieces of Heathergems jewellery.
Heathergems pens available now after selling out!
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A selection a heather fresh out the dying chambers, they will be left for a few days to dry then 4 bundles will be picked to be made in to a block.
The Cluniemore heather area, as you can see the ground is becoming increasingly difficult for the Freelander to navigate due to the ground being waterlogged and very boggy and insufficient ground clearance of the Freelander which seems to be making the track worse, we will therefore leave collecting anymore heather for the time being and hope that the ground will dry out a bit and then try again at a later date…more to follow!
Another huge response to Heathergems after appearing again on The Science Channel’s ‘How It’s Made’ TV show. Good morning and welcome to Heathergems Scotland to our new friends from the USA.
Heathergems feature on The Discovery Channel station The Science Channel is on network TV in the USA in just over an hour at 7.30pm local time. Let us know what you think if you have a chance to watch it…….
The next showing on The Discovery Channel TV of Heather Gems ‘How It’s Made’ is this Tuesday 21st June at 19.30, Eastern Time in USA. Also the longest day of the year.
Today at Heathergems I’m busy cutting, cleaning and making bundles ready to be dyed.
Jamie is busy making blocks to build stock for the upcoming summer season.
Paul is busy on the lathe turning beads to keep up with all the orders and make sure our shop in Pitlochry and website is fully stocked with a selction of colours.
We collected a good load of heather yesterday (June 2nd) and the weather in Perthshire, Scotland was sunny and dry!!! Also managed to work on the tan, not often we can do this in Scotland.