Designer Avril Manderson lives in the Northern Ireland countryside with her family.

Our Inspiration

"I grew up surrounded by fields of sheep and cattle so it's really no wonder that I enjoy recreating these animals in silver!"

It started with a sheep brooch!


Jewellery designer Avril Manderson has always been a bit of a black sheep! As an established handmade silver jewellery artist known for her quirky commissioned designs, she was asked to create a new piece of sheep jewellery for an exhibition in 2011. She created a silver sheep brooch and it was received so well that she launched the Fresh Fleeces range. 

Avril loves to bring the countryside to life using precious metals and has spent many hours perfecting the range of silver sheep jewellery in our range.  As the company has grown, we have retained the same quality and attention to detail that was the essence of the original range. Experienced silversmiths make every piece of jewellery by hand to ensure our high standards are maintained. 



Avril explains the story behind the Fresh Fleeces' brand

Handmade by silversmiths

Our team of silversmiths use traditional techniques to bring our modern designs to life. As the company has grown, we have retained the same quality and attention to detail that was the essence of the original range. Experienced silversmiths make every piece of jewellery by hand to ensure our high standards are maintained.


We are based in Northern Ireland, a part of the world that has no shortage of sheep, and we are spoilt for choice with the range of animals we have to model our designs on.  Sheep come in all shapes and sizes and we have chosen a selection of breeds to join the Fresh Fleeces flock of silver sheep jewellery.  You can now find Zwartbles, Valais Blacknose and Herdwicks grazing our website!

In addition to our ever expanding range of silver sheep and other animal jewellery, we also make pieces designed especially for you.  If you have an idea for a piece of animal jewellery that is not currently available in our shop then have a look at our commissions page.

Do you need a special sheep jewellery gift?

blue texel necklaceWe have a wide range of animal breeds and types of jewellery in stock.  But we know that sometimes you tell us you want something a little bit different.  For the perfect jewellery gift for that special occasion, it is possible to make a piece of silver animal jewellery just for you. 

Sheep jewellery made for you

Our silversmiths will work with you to ensure we create the design you have in mind. From Friesian Cow cufflinks to a highland cow charm and a Poll Dorset locket, we have created them all and are sure to be able to help you.  We make each piece of jewellery by hand from the initial design to the final polish.  This means that almost anything can be created and we love a challenge!

These one-of-a-kind commissions make great gifts for that extra special day.  From weddings presents they will treasure forever to a thoughtful piece celebrating the life of a much-loved animal, we can help you with a gift to be treasured forever.

Having a piece of jewellery made to your requirements need not break the bank!  Prices start from £20 on top of our standard jewellery prices.  Contact us to get in touch to discuss what you have in mind and we will be happy to give you a quotation.

fresh fleeces sheep jewellery made to order

From our customers

★★★★★

A fantastic company beautifully crafted jewellery. Gorgeous silver sheep jewellery that comes presented in lovely packaging.

Kelly Huck
Cumbria, UK
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Absolutely amazing products. Quality is perfect and stunning details, such wonderful products. Thank you so much Fresh Fleeces.

Alex
Urana, Australia
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I love my necklace!! Thank you so much! Excellent customer service as well.

Renee Snyder
California, USA
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Love my ‘Suffolk’ sheep style jewellery.
Personally I highly recommend Fresh Fleeces, don’t hesitate, go treat yourself!

Clare Ashworth
Cowes, UK
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Great service and fast delivery. Thanks Fresh Fleeces!

Mick Foster
Leeds, UK