Hello, I’m Becka and I make jewellery and ornaments based on spiders and insects, like ladybirds, ants, dragonflies, bees, stick insects, snails, and butterflies. I use silver plated wire, glass, driftwood, gemstones and sheet copper. My work can be purchased from my Etsy shop, from galleries, and from shows I attend. I also take commissions for larger and more unique designs, like leafcutter ants and driftwood spider webs. Updates and news are available on Facebook and Twitter.

Leafcutter Ants

Busy groups of leafcutter ants cutting up and transporting pieces of leaf along various pieces of driftwood. The ants are made from red jasper and goldstone semi precious stones and silver plated copper wire. The leaves are made from bright, blunt green glass shards. They can be made from £25 upwards depending upon the number of ants and the size of the wood and can be shelf or wall mounted. Please get in touch for commissions or see what Perth's Jardine Gallery have in stock.

Driftwood Spider Webs

Intricately woven spider-webs made from silver-plated wire and driftwood, in a variety of sizes. Each piece is unique although the smallest ones I do (at £35 including postage) are listed on my Etsy shop as these can be reproduced in a similar fashion each time. For larger pieces you will need to get in touch to commission your own web or alternatively browse what the Jardine Gallery have in stock. This wonderful Perth gallery list each piece I send them individually and deals with online sales.

You can purchase my work at the following galleries

Gallery 48, 48 Shore Street, Cromarty IV11 8XL

Larks Gallery, 10 Braemar Road, Ballater AB35 5RL

Jardine Gallery, 45 New Row, Perth, PH1 5QA

Maisie & Mac, 2 Crossgate, Cuper, Fife KY15 5HH

Marchmont Gallery, 56 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh EH9 1EX

Lee Chapman Gallery, 1 Bell Close, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LS

Brighton Designers and Makers, 39 Sydney Street, Brighton BN1 4EP

Shows I will be at this year

GWCT Scottish Game Fair

30th June - 2nd July 2017
Scone Palace, outside Perth

Edinburgh Jazz Festival craft market

17th-23rd July 2017
Castle Street, off Princes Street, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

14th-20th August 2017
Outside St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh

23rd-24th August 2017
Café, bar and craft market at St. John's churchyard, corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, Edinburgh

25th-28th August 2017
Outside St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh

About Me

Hello, I'm Becka and I live in Edinburgh with two small people, another big person and a cat. I feel very lucky to do what I do for a living. Figuring I couldn’t make a living from making things, I chose a more sensible route and took an Ecology degree. Subsequently I discovered that I could by combining my artistic flair with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and the science I had studied my degree. The results are my beasties; startlingly full of life, based on native British species and intriguing to lovers and haters of spiders and insects alike.

They are created from silver plated wire, glass, driftwood, gemstones and sheet copper.

Since I'm making new people these days as well as beasties, I tend to stay close to home doing stalls such as the Edinburgh Fringe, supplying a number of shops and of course making pieces ordered directly by you. Please bear with me and let me know if your order is urgent as my available making time is sometimes childcare dependant.

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Shows 2017

Union Square Shopping Centre
Fri 6th - Sun 8th October 2017
Union Square, Aberdeen

3D2D Fair Glasgow Concert Hall
25th-26th November 2017
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

2nd and 3rd December 2017
George Street, Edinburgh

Dundee Christmas Fair
16th-23rd December 2017
Dundee City Square, Dundee