Tell us about yourself.
I’m Leigh and with my partner Kerrie, we are the team behind Arborvita. We live in Cambridgeshire, England. We make real leaf jewellery such as leaf necklaces, earrings, brooches and bracelets.
When your not involved in Arborvita, what do you do?
love the outdoors and try to spend as much time as I can visiting local
woodlands and the coast. I enjoy wildlife watching, especially deer as we get
every species in the UK around East Anglia. Photography is one of my passions also.
Why leaf jewellery?
I wanted to show natures beauty to people in the way that I was seeing it. I am really passionate about our real leaf necklaces, earrings and brooches they are so different from anything else out there. They have the detail and intricacies that only nature can provide. People often ask 'are they delicate?', the answer is no. Each leaf has a thick coating of metal e.g. gold, silver or copper. They are as strong as any other piece of jewellery.
What’s your creative process?
Its really cool to see something in nature and think ‘That would make great jewellery.’ Imagination really is the limit to what we can create. I like the fact that our real leaf necklaces can't be mass produced. We can't just make a mould and produce a thousand.
How do you promote your work?
Most of our promotion is through our customers. They tell their friends about us or people ask where they got that interesting piece of jewellery from.
We feel it is important that people could see who we are and what we do, so we have, facebook, twitter, blog and a mailing list. We use these to promote our latest designs, discounts on products and competitions. So if you’re a fan of our work is worth joining up.
Its fair to say
that most of our leaf jewellery are gifts for friends and loved ones.
Often for birthdays, Christmas or special occasions, so we aim to have your
order posted out by the next day 1st class delivery.
In the end, the best way to promote Arborvita is to give the best service we can. If someone has a great experience with us and tells a friend about it, that’s the best promotion we could ever hope for.
We ship internationally from Cambridgeshire, England.
3-5 business days within the UK.
2-3 weeks internationally depending on your country's customs inspections.
Trade enquiries welcome.
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