About me

Hello and welcome to Creatureshire!

Come with me on a journey into Creatureshire! Here you will find unique animal jewellery inspired by nature and by the many wonderful organisms that share this planet with us.

Some of the species you can find around here

Some of the species you can find around here

I am Inês, the person whose hands and imagination bring Creatureshire alive. I am endlessly surprised by how life thrives, even in the most unexpected places. And I keep finding about creatures I never knew or imagined that existed.

Me at the St Andrews Botanic Garden

Me at the St Andrews Botanic Garden

Ever since I remember I have always been passionate about nature. I grew up in the incredible countryside of Sintra in Portugal, where I spent a lot of time observing nature in close detail, from the beach tidepool creatures, to the Mediterranean scrublands next to my home and the magical hills of Sintra.

As a teenager, encouraged by my mother, I started making small animals from polymer clay. I was bringing the creatures I saw into my own hands.

Creatureshire was born in 2014. The name was inspired by the shires, as territories, but also by JRR Tolkien imaginary. In the Middle Earth, the Shire is a verdant and magical scenery populated by hobbits. I thought that I would like my designs to inhabit a world of their own, and also, the world to which all of us belong. And so Creatureshire appeared!

Currently I focus on the connections between different species within their habitats to build collections that express how special each animal or plant is and how they relate to one another.

Creatureshire’s designs are handmade by me in small limited batches. Each piece of jewellery is special: every creature has its own character and there is a sense of joy and wonder from their early beginnings as sketches to the final piece of jewellery.

I hope that you enjoy your journey into Creatureshire. Have fun exploring!

If you have any question, you can leave me a message using the form bellow or send me an email to creatureshire@gmail.com. I will be back to you soon!

Creatureshire has been kindly featured in the press and in the blogosphere. Thank you all!

Creatureshire featured in the press:

Creatureshire featured in the blogosphere:

The Little Creatures featured in the press:

The Little Creatures featured in the blogosphere:

Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any question or suggestion:creatureshire@gmail.com

7 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi, just to say thanks for stopping by and liking my blog. I love your craft items, they’re fantastic! I’m looking forward to seeing future models.
    All the best, Liz

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