I combine my two loves of hedgehogs and crafts by making handmade silver jewellery to raise funds for my hedgehog hospital.
I’ve always been creative and have made crafts for as long as I can remember. I’m inspired by my great love of wildlife and the outdoors – windswept beaches, wild flowers, gardening and the seashore.
I use my silversmithing skills to create unique silver jewellery inspired by nature. Many of my pieces feature falling leaves, real leaf prints, flowers and natural gemstones. My designs also feature British wildlife including owls, foxes and hedgehogs. I love cats (I’ve got two rescue boys) and paw print and cat designs feature too!
My jewellery is also a gift that gives back. Since 2012, I have been running a hedgehog hospital caring for sick and injured wild European hedgehogs. Hedgehogs are declining here in the UK at a rapid rate and there are thought to be less than a million left in the wild.
My hospital is entirely self-funded (and it’s very expensive work!) and the jewellery helps to raise vital funds as well as combining my two passions of wildlife and making crafts. It also helps to spread the word about helping hedgehogs – the jewellery attracts much attention and is a great talking point.
I care for the hedgehogs until they are well enough to return to the wild. I’ve helped over 450 back to the wild so far. With your support, I can help even more.
I hope you will think that my jewellery is beautiful on its own merits but that you will fall in love with the fact that it also helps my work to rescue hedgehogs. It really is a gift that gives back.
Everything is handmade by me including being hand sanded and polished. I use recycled silver and my jewellery is presented in a beautiful gift box tied with ribbon so it is ready to give as a gift or to treasure for yourself. I offer 10% off if you sign up to receive hedgehogs in your inbox.
I also love making bespoke designs so please get in touch if I can create something unique just for you.
You can peruse my jewellery in my online store at www.littlesilverhedgehog.etsy.com
You can also support my hedgehog hospital in other ways too.