Penguin Season :: Época de Pinguins

It’s penguin season! While it gets cold around here, summer is approaching in the South Hemisphere. This is the time when most penguin species gather with their colonies to nest and it is amazing what they can endure for survival! Adelies gather on rocky areas, where they can build their nests far from ice and…

Happy mail :: Correio feliz

Each time a creature travels to a new adventure I try to make sure they will be as comfy as possible during the journey and I hope they will be received with a smile. Every envelope has a small illustration related to the creature inside: these are some of the latest parcels that left Creatureshire.…

Common seal :: Foca comum

Recently I had a custom order for a common seal pendant and it gave me the perfect excuse to share a little about this species with you!  Common seals (phoca vitulina) live near coastlines in the Northern hemisphere and can be found from temperate to Polar Regions. They are very common in Great Britain and…

Black Bear :: Urso Negro

You can find black bears all through North America, from Canada to the Northern part of Mexico. They are shy creatures who like to dwell deep in the woods. They are usually black with brown muzzles, but some are creamy brown or cinnamon colored. They tend to be solitary animals eating vegetation, fruits, roots, insects,…

Polar Bear :: Urso Polar

Polar bears live in the Arctic Circle, in areas of sea ice close to the continental shelf: that is where they are more likely to find a good seal for lunch! Their diet consists of ringed seals , bearded seals, walruses and belugas, and they can detect preys within a 1 km range: they are…

Grizzly Bear :: Urso cinzento

Grizzlies wander in meadows close to watercourses in the dry steppes of Asia, Arctic shrub lands, and northern temperate forests of North America. They are remarkable animals that can reach a weight of 680 kg, and yet, they can run as fast as 55 km per hour. Their fur often looks frosted and that is…

Polar, black and grizzly bears, brooches

Bears coming out soon :: Ursos quase a chegar

The new collection from Creatureshire will be launched in a week! Bears of three different species are coming to Creatureshire to share their exciting stories. I had been thinking of bears for more than a year and in June I finally started working on my ideas. I wanted to know more about bears, understand the…

African Red-eyed bulbul :: Pycnonotus nigricans

There is a new habitant in Creatureshire’s Savannah, the African Red eyed bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans). I first saw it on the home page of Encyclopaedia of Life and my curiosity led me to find out more. They are a species of songbird living in the southern part of the African continent and seem to be…

Garden Girls :: As Raparigas do Jardim

There is something special about gardens blooming in the cover of stone walls. They always remind me of the Secret Garden and I can’t resist a peek… there are roses, wild flowers, birds singing in the trees: it’s magic! Thinking about these gardens I made these two brooches named Garden Girls: they look happy and peaceful. Their…

Custom orders :: Encomendas personalizadas

Creatureshire is a fantastic place and it becomes even better when you ask for something new… it’s a challenging and fun process to make a creature from scratch, and the best of all is to make you smile once it gets to your hands! I really enjoy bringing new creatures to life so if you…