Jewellery galore with Life’s Big Canvas

Jewellery time! Magpies have got the right idea when it comes to the twinkly stuff. For unique jewellery that is that much more special and individual than the mass-manufactured high street offerings, visit and indulge yourself in a jewellery heaven. Life’s Big Canvas is the creation of friend and fellow Bird’s Yard tenant Chloe McGenn. Chloe’s creations are whimsical fancies that appear to have just stepped out of a fairy tale. In her own words, “I’m an artist who wants to make people smile.” I particularly love this delicate pleated paper cuff made from a vintage fairy tale page.


I also like this antique bronze charm necklace, charmingly named Cycling in Paris. Now doesn’t this just make you want to take your penny-farthing for a spin along to the Moulin Rouge? Well, if you can’t you can purchase the next best thing.


What is that you say? Your ears feel left out? I LOVE these little bees. The leftovers of Mellifera’s experiments with wire and look what we have! Beautiful bees earrings.



A fantastic array of Chloe’s work can be found online at Life’s Big Canvas and via her facebook page Life’s Big Canvas.  Chloe also has a lovely nest of beauties at her shop located within Bird’s Yard, which can be found on Kirkgate in Leeds. As well as Chloe’s own creations, you will find many other desirable delights from other talented jewellery designer makers.  It doesn’t stop at jewellery though.  You can also treat yourself to many other accessories and gifts.  An afternoon choosing from these lovelies is an afternoon well spent in my opinion.

2. I WANT THIS: Sweet Delirium Jewellery

Every once in a while I stumble on something truly unique and quite amazing. Sweet Delirium is one of those finds that you don’t chance upon every day. Sweet Delirium have produced a macabre and magnificant range of jewellery that use ethically-sourced real animal and bird skulls. Ethically sourced, folks. No harm to any animals, just a clever bit of sourcing what left the world naturally.  The skulls are enamelled and hang gracefully as these stunning pendants. Wowie. I love them.

Sweet Delirium also offer plenty of vegan-friendly options too. I am very fond of this stag necklace.  This fine stag has Swarovski eyes. He’s lovely.


Many of these pieces can be customised to order. What a perfect and original present they would make.  I am also very taken by these Day of the Dead cameo earrings.


There are plenty more delights where these came from.  Go see for yourself. You can find Sweet Delirium on folksy Sweet Delirium or on facebook SweetDelirium Jewellery