Nature jewellery by Little Silver Hedgehog gifts that give back
Handmade silver jewellery

Gifts that give back – building an ethical brand

My silver nature jewellery is an ethical gift that gives back. It all supports my work raising awareness of how we can stop the sharp decline of our wild hedgehogs. My customers receive something beautiful for themselves or a loved one and our favourite garden visitors are helped in the process.

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Little silver hedgehogs raising funds for wild hedgehogs
Wildlife garden in Spring
Spring flowers in my wildlife garden

My jewellery is inspired by nature and wildlife, including the plants and flowers in my own wildlife garden. I work hard to carry these values throughout the business; from the materials I use to make the jewellery, to the boxes I package it in. Where possible, everything is recycled and recyclable.

I use silver clay to create my designs. It’s an amazing product that allows nature to literally be imprinted upon silver. Leaves, flower heads, plant stems, shells, can all be pressed into the clay, which is then fired to solid silver. Best of all, it’s environmentally friendly and made from recycled silver.

Making jewellery by Little Silver Hedgehog
Making silver hedgehog jewellery

Each piece of jewellery is lovingly packaged in a Little Silver Hedgehog gift box – ready to give as a gift or to keep for yourself if you can’t bear to part with it. I use these gorgeous boxes from the Tiny Box Company. The card is made from consumer waste and the paper outer from sustainable sources. The boxes I use for sending orders through the post are also made of recycled card, which can itself be recycled and I seal them with gummed brown paper tape, not plastic.

Jewellery boxed up with info
Little Silver Hedgehog boxes are made from recycled card
Plastic free sellotape parcel tape
I use gummed brown paper tape, rather than plastic tape, to seal my parcels

My jewellery also helps raise awareness of the plight of our wild hedgehogs – whose numbers have declined dramatically in recent decades. There are now thought to be less than one million left in the wild with humans being the number one threat to their survival.

Wild hedgehog in nest
Wild hedgehog in my hedgehog hospital

Each order is sent with a postcard of a rescued hedgehog and a leaflet about how to help our wild hedgehogs. I hope that all my customers will be inspired to do their bit and pass the information on to family or friends, multiplying the impact and the numbers I can reach with this vital message.

Wild hedgehog in hedgehog box
A rehabilitated wild hedgehog on her release

I hope that people buying or receiving my nature jewellery can take heart in the fact that their purchase helps a hedgehog and doesn’t hurt the planet in the process – it really is a gift that gives back.

You can read more about me and my work here and can shop for my handmade silver jewellery at www.littlesilverhedgehog.etsy.com

Nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog
Nature jewellery by little silver hedgehog

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