British wildlife jewellery – woodland creatures

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I absolutely adore hedgehogs and they feature heavily in my silver jewellery but I also love all of our fabulous British wildlife.

Much of our precious wildlife is in trouble – facing the same challenges of habitat loss, over use of pesticides and a range of other human-caused dangers including roads. The continuing decline in hedgehog numbers has recently been in the news.

All of my silver jewellery comes with information about helping hedgehogs and I hope it will inspire the recipient to take action to save our wildlife. Barn owl numbers have recovered  in recent years thanks to conservation efforts so hopefully we can do the same for our hedgehogs.

I thought I’d share some of the other designs in my wildlife collection, all inspired by woodland creatures.

They make lovely gifts for any wildlife or nature lover and I can inscribe a word or name on the back of many of my designs to make them extra special.

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Handmade silver barn owl bracelet – it’s face is a heart shape making it a fabulous valentines or anniversary gift

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Handmade silver fox charm. It can come on a charm bead to hang from any Pandora bracelet

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Handmade silver bumblebee earrings. Bees are my favourite insects but are facing the same reasons for decline as hedgehogs including over-use of pesticides. These would make a fabulous gift for a gardener or bee keeper.

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Of course hedgehogs remain one of my top inspirations!

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Handmade silver paw prints

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If you can’t choose between my wildlife designs, I make a bracelet with all my woodland creatures on.

All of my silver jewellery is made by hand by me. It is hand sanded and polished and comes presented in a recycled card gift box with a hedgehog rescue postcard and information about helping hedgehogs. It is also made from recycled silver so you are helping the environment too.

You can visit my jewellery shop here.

Thank you so much for looking

Emma and the hedgehogs

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Silver hedgehog jewellery

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I just love hedgehogs! I have always loved them. What’s not to love!?!

My favourite designs at the moment are these gorgeous hedgehog heart pendants with inset gemstones. They are a great gift for any hedgehog lover and are that bit more individual with a birthstone.

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Hedgehog heart pendants with inset pink cubic zirconia, blue zircon and garnet. All lovingly handmade by me

I can also make hedgehog designs with handmade glass beads. I only have a tiny number of these gorgeous handmade glass lampwork beads so they are very special.

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Hedgehog heart bracelet with handmade glass lampwork beads

I also make hedgehogs that can swing from your ears as well as hang from any Pandora charm bracelet.

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Silver hedgehog earrings with purple glass beads

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Handmade silver hedgehog Pandora charm

You can find out more about my story and why I love hedgehogs so much here.

I’ve got a great blog with lots of other ethical gift ideas. If you know of any others that should make the list, please get in touch!

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Plain hedgehog heart, purple cubic zirconia and garnet

I make silver jewellery to raise funds for my work rescuing poorly and injured wild hedgehogs. I create each piece by hand and they are all hand sanded and polished – a real labour of love, just like my hedgehog rescue!

My hedgehog hospital is entirely self funded. You can also support my work here.

Custom silver jewellery – as unique as you!

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I love being creative and absolutely love that my jewellery enables me to combine my two passions of making things and hedgehogs. All the jewellery raises funds for my hedgehog rescue work.

As well as my standard designs, I love making bespoke pieces. I can make many things in different colours, sizes and shapes to create something completely unique. I’d love to show you a few of the custom silver pieces that I’ve made recently.

These little silver hedgehogs are my best seller. I can make them plain or patinated black to suit you. Here are some I’ve made with custom bead colours with a touch of patina.

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Custom silver hedgehogs

This cute hedgehog bracelet was made to a buyer’s design and can be made with different colours of handmade glass beads.

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Custom hedgehog bead bracelet

It’s not all about the hedgehogs! One of my favourite designs (aside from hedgehogs of course!) are these silver birthstone pebbles. Each one is hand-formed and is completely unique. This one is set with a rare pink sapphire but I can also use other birthstones. They make lovely gifts because no two will ever be quite the same. I’ve also made custom earrings to match this design.

Pink sapphire pebble pendant by little silver hedgehog

Pink sapphire pebble pendant

I’ve recently ventured into hand engraving and can hand write a name or word on the back of many of my designs. I just love this engraving on the back of a cat keyring!

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I can hand engrave words or names on the backs of many pieces

I can also create bespoke designs to help make jewellery easier to wear. This pendant was created for an older lady who found it tricky to fasten pendants at the back. It has a front fastening loop and toggle, which also looks fabulous!

Front fastening contemporary silver leaf pendant

Pandora bracelets are all the rage and enable you to create a bespoke silver bracelet but my charm bracelets are even more unique. All the charms are handmade by me and I can create a bespoke one just for you with lots of different charm options.

Bespoke silver charm bracelet by little silver hedgehog

Bespoke silver charm bracelet with handmade charms

Fancy something on a different type of chain or maybe even a fabric ribbon? I can create these liberty fabric bracelets in many different shades and patterns. I can also make them as pendants.

Liberty ribbon silver hedgehog bracelet by little silver hedgehog

Custom liberty ribbon bracelet with patinated hedgehog

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little explore through the possibilities of custom silver jewellery. Lots of people don’t realise that I can make bespoke pieces so I hope this helps spread the word.

If you would like a bespoke piece please get in touch via my shop

I run a hedgehog hospital in York, England. My work is entirely self funded and my silver jewellery helps to raise funds for food, medicines and equipment. You can also support my work here.

Thank you for reading!

Love

Emma and the hedgehogs

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Gifts that give back – building an ethical brand

Handmade silver nature jewellery
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I make silver jewellery to support my hospital for poorly and injured hedgehogs and buy food and medicines to help them back to the wild. It’s a gift that gives back. My customers receive something beautiful for themselves or a loved one and these adorable garden residents are helped in the process.

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Silver jewellery by Little Silver Hedgehog

My jewellery is inspired by nature and wildlife and 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 is 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 99% silver. Best of all, it is a recycled product, made from recycled metals including silver from film stock and negatives.

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Designs made in silver clay ready for firing

Each piece of jewellery comes 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 inserts are made from recycled cotton. The outer boxes I use for sending orders through the post are also made of recycled card, which can itself be recycled.

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Little Silver Hedgehog gift boxes

As well as raising vital funds, my aim is also to use the jewellery to raise awareness of the plight of hedgehogs – whose numbers have dwindled 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.

Each order includes a leaflet about how to help hedgehogs by feeding them, creating a wildlife garden and what to do if you find a poorly one out in daylight. 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.

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An orphaned baby hoglet – one of the hedgehogs helped by my rescue work

I hope that my customers 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 shop for my handmade silver jewellery at www.littlesilverhedgehog.etsy.com