Tell us about yourself.

Leigh RobinsonI’m Leigh and with my partner Kerrie, we are the team behind Arborvita our small family business. We make real leaf jewellery such as leaf necklaces, earrings, brooches and bracelets.

When your not involved in Arborvita, what do you do?

I love the outdoors and try to spend as much time as I can visiting local woodlands and the coast. We are proud sponsors of Leave No Trace, The Centre for Outdoor Ethics. LNT teaches people to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and ensures the long term health of our natural world. We also run a community based Bushcraft group in Cambridgeshire.

Why leaf jewellery?

I want to show natures beauty to people in the way that I see 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.

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.

Most of our leaf jewellery are gifts for friends and loved ones. Often for birthdays, Christmas or special occasions. 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.
Within UK - Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for. Aims to deliver next working day.
Europe - Royal Mail international signed for 3-5 working days.
Rest of World - Royal Mail international signed for 5-7 working days.

Arborvita contact details:
Studio not open to the public.
Telephone: 07545 032 876 email preferred.