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…

Sea Urchins :: Ouriços do Mar

The sea urchins earrings are a new series from the Sea Creatures collection. I was inspired by their delicate patterned shells and by their habitat, kelp forests. Kelp forests are mostly located in the shallow waters of temperate coastal areas, like Europe, and they provide shelter to many species including sea urchins, star fish, snails,…