Dead Good Jewellery, Taxidermy and Art by Nicola Hebson

Clitheroe, United Kingdom | 848 Sales


Dead Good Jewellery, Taxidermy and Art by Nicola Hebson

Clitheroe, United Kingdom 848 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (234)

DeadGoodJewellery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Il be back on July 3rd ! I'm away doing stalls at festivals . 3 wishes fairy festival and Glastonbury.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 18, 2019

Il be back on July 3rd ! I'm away doing stalls at festivals . 3 wishes fairy festival and Glastonbury.

Nicola hebson

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I often find dead flies on the window sills of the abandoned hospital building where I live, I collect them and use them in my jewellery sun_with_face

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

Back in 2011 Nicola Hebson was busy in the countryside collecting and pressing beautiful flowers for art projects. Already having boxes filled with naturally deceased flies and animal parts, Nicola decided she was going to find a way to preserve them forever. Inspired by the film 'jurassic park' she went on to teach herself how to make resin jewellery. And so Dead Good Jewellery was born!

Nicola Hebson is also a self taught taxidermist and a Fine art Bachelor in painting. With a passion for travelling and nature, a lot of inspiration has come from trips to India, where jewellery makers are in abundance.

Nicola 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''. She has also had numerous articles written about her online, most notable include VICE.COM, BUST magazine and beautiful decay.

You might bump into Nicola on her travels around many u.k festivals such as Alchemy festival, boomtown, beatherder festival, pendle witch camp and many other small pagan style festivals!

If your in Lancashire and you see a strange looking girl bagging up dead pheasants from the roadside in an early morning, it might just be Miss Hebson.

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Last updated on February 5, 2018
Hi and welcome to my shop! I hope you will enjoy my handmade, ethical and beautiful jewellery, taxidermy and accessories.


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!

I lead a 'vegan' lifestyle, some might say this is controversial because i use dead things in my art. I beg to differ. 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 have a deep appreciation and respect for all life on this Earth. I hark back to a time when people ate a diet mainly consisting of fruit and vegetables, when these types of food where in natural abundance, and when they came across a naturally deceased animal, they would use it to make clothes, art or tools. I believe these types of people existed, and i am the reincarnation of that.


All my resin pieces are made from jewellers grade 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 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.


If you can't find what you like in my shop and would have a customised item I will be happy to help. Just send me a message and describe what you are looking for,
I will do my best.


I also offer a service of preserving a deceased loved ones funeral ashes inside jewellery. All you have to do is send me a small amount of ashes in the post , say a teaspoon, and i can make them into beautiful necklaces to remember your loved ones.

I can also preserve a range of other sentimental things including , Hair, teeth, umbilical cord, small dead pet fish, toenails, flowers, anything!

take a look at my other artwork

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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 handmade packets using eco friendly paper and eco friendly bio degradable clear plastic, and handmade gift boxes for the other items. I always surround the item with enough bubble wrap to ensure its safety.

However 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.
I accept Paypal. Please make payment within 48 hours of purchase. I can not guarantee the availability of the item after 48 hours.
I use Royal Mail first class delivery for home purchases and Royal Mail 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.