Sheila Fleet supports local teen with daisy range

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18-year-old cancer patient Emily Findlay inspired daisy designs.

Orkney-based jewellery designer Sheila Fleet has created the ‘Daisies for Emily’ jewellery collection to raise money for the Orkney Charitable Trust and 18-year-old cancer patient, Emily Findlay, who inspired the floral designs.

Miss Findlay was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma aged 14, but despite being given the all-clear it returned 18-months later.

Sheila Fleet explains: “I asked Emily what sort of flowers she liked and she answered “The Daisy is my favourite flower”. This was lovely for me and very poignant. One of my husband Rick’s most iconic photographs was of daisies taken at dawn below our home and Workshop in Orkney.

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"Sadly, I lost Rick to pancreatic cancer last year but I used his daisies to help me design Emily’s daisies; it’s a tribute to his life and his memory too.”

Sheila began sketching and designing for the collection at the beginning of 2014, opting for delicate designs crafted in silver. She now hopes the designs will open “another line of support” for Emily and her family.

The collection is now available to order online at sheilafleet.com and will be on display at Fleet’s Kirckwall Gallery, where Emily once worked.

 

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