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About us

A new life adventure towards spreading happiness and beauty

The Ivy Bee begun on the 6th of January 2016, and still growing and going strong! Based just inside the Yorkshire Dales, Lancaster is the nearest city to me and I love the rural location. It's wonderful to work with beautiful gems and metals with the backdrop of greenery and fresh country air!

I've always had a love for art and creating things, yet this was put on the sidelines for a large number of years. I dropped Art to do Physics, gained a degree in Artificial Intelligence (Computer Science), and got a job in a nuclear power station. This is where things changed.

I had a really hard time coming to terms with life - yes the money was good but where was the beauty? Where was the happiness and the art? I dreamt of creating lovely things whilst in the depths of despair and that's when I took the plunge to start my little online shop.

Happiness and creativity now comes above everything, and I strive to spread this happiness to my customers. There's not enough smiling and beauty in this world so I'd like to make sure my little corner of it shines brightly for me, and for everyone who passes through!

On this note - I am more than happy to try to create anything that you would like. If you see something in my shop yet envision it in a different way, I'm up for the challenge!

The name The Ivy Bee is inspired by my love of nature, and bees specifically. It is also an homage to my late Grandmother whom I never met. I wanted to honour her in some way, and this is my small contribution towards that goal.