DeadGoodJewellery

Dead Good Jewellery, Taxidermy and Art by Nicola Hebson

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
| 2,616 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    I've decided to offer payment plans in response to the current cost of living crisis, just make a small deposit to me and spread the cost (within the agreed time) Message me if you wish to do this 😊

You can pay me directly through PayPal if you wish for all the money to go to me- the artist , rather than Etsy taking a cut. However If you prefer to pay through Etsy as normal that is fine!

Turning all manner of flora and fauna into beautiful Art-to-wear jewellery, taxidermy, Art and accessories since 2011. All specimens seen in my work have died of natural causes or they are victims of roadkill accidents. I have a deep respect and appreciation for nature, i preserve the beauty in things which otherwise would be discarded or left to rot. My pieces celebrate the loveliness that you find in the great outdoors, and capture the spirit of the great English woodlands. I use sustainable eco friendly bio resin in my pieces.

Come visit me on TikTok - @hebsonscurio

In 2019 i was personally endorsed by Brian Froud the English fantasy illustrator and conceptual designer. He is most widely known for his 1978 book Faeries with Alan Lee, and as the conceptual designer of the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986). He came into my market stall ''Nicola Hebson's Curiosity Shop'' at the Fairy festival in Cornwall in 2019, he bought 3 of my pieces and we had a long conversation about his love of oddities, taxidermy, folklore, nature spirits, nature as a source of inspiration, the balance between light and dark .... The last thing he said to me was ''you are doing very important work'' . Im still stunned this actually happened because his work has been a huge influence on my whole childhood and adult career as an artist. You can see the photographs of our meeting on my personal Instagram page.

As seen on tv, radio, and various publications:
VICE.com
http://www.vice.com/read/if-its-dead-nicola-jayne-hebson-will-stuff-it

-BBC website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-18417023

-BBC northwest tonight

-ITV'S 'This Morning'

The history channel's 'No county for old men'
www.youtube.com/nicolahebsontaxiderm

- ''all creatures great an stuffed'' channel 4 documentary

- ''Britains treasure american gold'' discovery channel

Oddest bar Exhibition Manchester

Pretty Nostalgic Magazine Wales

P-OINT magazine London

Libertine magazine London.

-The daily mail

- The lancashire telegraph

- Bust magazine

- bizarre magazine

-yearly exhibition/ shop at The Beatherder festival.

**Please see my new vintage junk / bone box / goblincore shop ... www.etsy.com/shop/stepmotherjag **

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2022

I've decided to offer payment plans in response to the current cost of living crisis, just make a small deposit to me and spread the cost (within the agreed time) Message me if you wish to do this 😊

You can pay me directly through PayPal if you wish for all the money to go to me- the artist , rather than Etsy taking a cut. However If you prefer to pay through Etsy as normal that is fine!

Turning all manner of flora and fauna into beautiful Art-to-wear jewellery, taxidermy, Art and accessories since 2011. All specimens seen in my work have died of natural causes or they are victims of roadkill accidents. I have a deep respect and appreciation for nature, i preserve the beauty in things which otherwise would be discarded or left to rot. My pieces celebrate the loveliness that you find in the great outdoors, and capture the spirit of the great English woodlands. I use sustainable eco friendly bio resin in my pieces.

Come visit me on TikTok - @hebsonscurio

In 2019 i was personally endorsed by Brian Froud the English fantasy illustrator and conceptual designer. He is most widely known for his 1978 book Faeries with Alan Lee, and as the conceptual designer of the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1986). He came into my market stall ''Nicola Hebson's Curiosity Shop'' at the Fairy festival in Cornwall in 2019, he bought 3 of my pieces and we had a long conversation about his love of oddities, taxidermy, folklore, nature spirits, nature as a source of inspiration, the balance between light and dark .... The last thing he said to me was ''you are doing very important work'' . Im still stunned this actually happened because his work has been a huge influence on my whole childhood and adult career as an artist. You can see the photographs of our meeting on my personal Instagram page.

As seen on tv, radio, and various publications:
VICE.com
http://www.vice.com/read/if-its-dead-nicola-jayne-hebson-will-stuff-it

-BBC website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-18417023

-BBC northwest tonight

-ITV'S 'This Morning'

The history channel's 'No county for old men'
www.youtube.com/nicolahebsontaxiderm

- ''all creatures great an stuffed'' channel 4 documentary

- ''Britains treasure american gold'' discovery channel

Oddest bar Exhibition Manchester

Pretty Nostalgic Magazine Wales

P-OINT magazine London

Libertine magazine London.

-The daily mail

- The lancashire telegraph

- Bust magazine

- bizarre magazine

-yearly exhibition/ shop at The Beatherder festival.

**Please see my new vintage junk / bone box / goblincore shop ... www.etsy.com/shop/stepmotherjag **

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About DeadGoodJewellery

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On Etsy since 2012

Naturally deceased and found roadkill, fauna and flora made into beautiful resin, steel and copper jewellery, hair clips, art and Taxidermy.

❥ All of my jewellery designs are handmade by me. EVERY piece is a one off - a unique creation - I make them from my intuition, with care and love. And most of my creations have a story to go with them of how they came to be! Each piece is waiting to meet it's new companion.

❥ Since being a young girl i have been fascinated with the circle of life and death in nature and i have perpetually noticed the beauty within decay. The mysterious concept of death has always been my greatest inspiration.

❥Instead of fearing death i try to see it in a different perspective, its just the next stage into the unknown, its inevitable for ALL human beings. As some of my jewellery pieces use morbid materials such and bones, dead animal parts from roadkill and real naturally deceased insects i liken them to a sort of wearable ’memento Mori’, which symbolically translates as ‘’remember that you have to die. ‘’ I make my pieces beautiful and dark at the same time - hence the name- DeadGoodJewellery. I hope the juxtaposed elements in my work bring the wearer a sense of peace! Because death, just like life, is a gift.

❥“If death causes you no pain when you are dead, it’s foolish to allow the fear of it to cause you pain now.” – Epicurus

❥ I use a wide range of materials in my work such as Roadkill animals i have found whilst out cycling, foraged bones, crystals, naturally deceased insects, dried mushrooms , lichen, moss, stones as well as repurposed found objects and copper and steel salvaged from skips and dumps. Everything i use is ethically and legally obtained.

❥ I use bio based crystal resin in my work which is a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to standard resin.

❥ I am a one woman show, i make everything by hand and uphold my small business all by myself in my tiny studio at home in Lancashire, UK, and i have been established since 2011. Its my passion to create affordable Art-to-wear jewellery that is as unique as yourself. Rest assured if you ever purchase a piece from me it is the only one of its kind.

❥I am also a self taught taxidermist and a Fine art Bachelor in painting. I am heavily influenced by surrealism and dada, ( think Max Ernst) i just love the juxtaposition of different animal and plant parts along with things like dolls eyes and anthropomorphic beings. ( this will make more sense if you look at my taxidermy and paintings on my website www.nicolahebson.com)

❥I have been personally endorsed by Famous illustrator Brian Froud. He came into my stall at the fairy festival in Cornwall and bought a few of my pieces and we had a long conversation in which he said i was doing ''very important work''. I am still in disbelief this actually happened , as his work has been a major influence in my entire career even going back to my childhood . Its crazy how paths end up crossing that are meant to cross!

❥My work has been featured on several tv shows such as channel 4's documentary ''all creatures great and stuffed'' , history channel's ''no county for old men'' , BBC north west tonight and Itv's ''This morning''. I have also had numerous articles written about me online, most notable include VICE.COM, BUST magazine and beautiful decay.

You might bump into me on my travels around many u.k festivals such as Equinox festival, boomtown, beatherder festival, triplicity, Solfest, pendle witch camp and many other small pagan style festivals! Please come say hi!!

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  • Nicola hebson

    Owner, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hi and welcome to my shop! I hope you will enjoy my handmade, ethical and beautiful jewellery, taxidermy and accessories.

IMPORTANT!

All the animals and insects seen in my work have died of natural causes, roadkill accidents or found already dead. Occasionally i will be donated deceased pets remains, and i also find animal bones when out walking in the British countryside. I would NEVER kill another sentient being for the purposes of my art, nor would i get anyone to do it for me. Through my art and jewellery i wish to honour the insect or animal's life, celebrate it's beauty and celebrate the beauty that nature creates. There is nothing more beautiful than the things we see in nature!

In no way do i exploit animals or insects, nor do i encourage anyone to. I use animals that have been left to rot and i carefully bring them back to life and honour their spirit, and i do it with the upmost love an care. Its just the same as someone picking up a shell off the beach, the soul occupant of the body has left back into the ether and i am using the natural resources left over that are available for me to use and admire. I only take small amounts of things i forage such as moss and shells. Anything foraged that i dont use i return to nature.
I have a deep appreciation and respect for all life on this Earth. I hark back to a time i imagine when folk came across a naturally deceased animal, they would use it to make clothes, art, tools and talismans. I believe these types of people existed, and i am the reincarnation of that.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR PURCHASE

All my resin pieces are made from jewellers grade bio resin which is non-toxic and uv resistant. However to help keep it in the best condition please keep it away from extreme heat and dampness.

Please separate your jewelry from sharp, rough items to reserve its smoothness. The surface of resin may become cloudy after wearing for a while, you can rub it on a piece of soft fabric and optional fibreglass/ceramic polish such as peek or auto glym to bring back the shine.

Remember to take off a dead good ring when doing the washing up etc.. to ensure longevity of the piece.

Taxidermy accessories should be kept inside packaging when not in use.

Taxidermy pieces should ideally be kept behind glass, but if not dust may gather on them. If dust gathers you can either hoover them on a very very light setting, or dust them outside with a little dry toothbrush.

Do not get taxidermy pieces damp or wet.

CUSTOM PIECES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED


take a look at my other artwork

http://www.nicolahebson.com/

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I post my necklaces in organza bags and also green velvet bags for more expensive items.

if damage occurs during the delivery, please contact me as soon as possible and provide photos of the damaged item. I will fully refund it.

In case of missing orders, please give me 3 weeks to claim loss of goods. If it still doesn't arrive after that I will fully refund the item.

Customised items are not refundable.
Payment
I accept Paypal. Please make payment within 48 hours of purchase. I can not guarantee the availability of the item after 48 hours.
Shipping
For the free delivery option I use Royal Mail first class delivery for home purchases and Royal Mail standard Air Mail for outside the UK. I usually post the item straight away. Otherwise I will post your item within 5 days after payment is received.

Shipping to outside the EU normally takes 5 days to three weeks. Delay may occur during busy, festival seasons, such as Christmas. Please send me a message if you have any enquiries about items not turning up.

To keep your postage cost down, I only use tracking and insurance upon request. Please contact me for the cost of tracking and insurance.

Please make sure your address is correct before making payment. I can not be responsible for missing delivery due to wrong address. If a parcel is not collected and returned to me, I will charge shipping cost to redeliver it.
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact me.