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Terrarium Jewelry by Ruby Robin Lets You Take Tiny Bits Of Nature With You
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Terrarium Jewelry by Ruby Robin Lets You Take Tiny Bits Of Nature With You

Kay Bells lets you take a little bit of magic with you wherever you go. The Cork, Ireland based maker handcrafts tiny terrariums “using a range of strange and beautiful curiosities, found in the woods and on the mountain sides, combed from the windswept beaches and picked in the wild meadows.” But that’s not all–Bells also does custom pieces, if you’re willing to send her your precious memories.

“I was becoming more and more frustrated with the lack of creativity in my job so I started a fashion design class on the weekends,” Bells told Bored Panda in an exclusive interview. “This led me to experimenting with jewellery, working from our tiny spare room and setting up a stall at a local craft market every Saturday. I also started setting up my Etsy shop around this time and my jewellery was an instant hit so just three months later I was handing in my notice at work and taking the plunge into full time self-employment! Nearly four years later my boyfriend works with me full-time in our lovely rented studio space in the beautiful, bohemian seaside town of Galway in the West of Ireland.”

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“I’ve made custom jewellery with everything from ashes, to locks of hair and bridal flowers”

“Each one had such an important story behind it and was an honour to make”

“I have had a lot of fun making custom bridesmaids sets”

“I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful people through my custom work over the years”

“my grandfather used to send me packages of crystals and gemstones for Christmas and my birthday with utterly delighted me”

“my dad even built me a lovely glass cabinet to store all my specimens”

Thank you Katy for the interview! Get your own terrarium on Katy Bells’ Etsy

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RaineEaday
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6 years ago

Those are terrifyingly expensive holy crap

KikkoTakahashi
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6 years ago

Shockingly expensive for cheap components bought from china even the flowers. Far more talented sellers on etsy

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AJDixon
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6 years ago

I am totally amazed at these prices, wow. This shop is deceiving their customers. These ready-made components can all be bought online from China, India etc. They’re not freshly picked from Ireland, look at the real photos on her Etsy shop, and they look so different and fake compared to the pictures she took. Shame on her for selling overpriced costume jewelry that isn’t even made by her. A real jewelry designer and maker will make every component. Just search for dried flowers/jewelry components craft supplies on Etsy and you’ll find lots of stores in China selling all the ‘Irish’ flowers and moss she puts in her jewelry. Silly silly people for buying these, and ignoring the real makers.

KikkoTakahashi
Community Member
6 years ago

Finally someone else who can see through her lies. Such an arrogant woman to try to deceive people like this

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LeannaPeiffer
Community Member
6 years ago

What a beautiful idea. Wish we had been shown a picture of someone wearing the jewelry

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RaineEaday
Community Member
6 years ago

Those are terrifyingly expensive holy crap

KikkoTakahashi
Community Member
6 years ago

Shockingly expensive for cheap components bought from china even the flowers. Far more talented sellers on etsy

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AJDixon
Community Member
6 years ago

I am totally amazed at these prices, wow. This shop is deceiving their customers. These ready-made components can all be bought online from China, India etc. They’re not freshly picked from Ireland, look at the real photos on her Etsy shop, and they look so different and fake compared to the pictures she took. Shame on her for selling overpriced costume jewelry that isn’t even made by her. A real jewelry designer and maker will make every component. Just search for dried flowers/jewelry components craft supplies on Etsy and you’ll find lots of stores in China selling all the ‘Irish’ flowers and moss she puts in her jewelry. Silly silly people for buying these, and ignoring the real makers.

KikkoTakahashi
Community Member
6 years ago

Finally someone else who can see through her lies. Such an arrogant woman to try to deceive people like this

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LeannaPeiffer
Community Member
6 years ago

What a beautiful idea. Wish we had been shown a picture of someone wearing the jewelry

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