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.

Sheep gifts for her

Quality sheep gifts for her

Fresh Fleeces specialise in creating unique handmade sheep gifts for women.  Our sheep jewellery makes the perfect gift for the lady who loves sheep.  Our sheep earrings make a perfect Christmas sheep stocking filler, while our 'Love Ewe' necklace is the perfect sheep present for the lady you love!  Have a look at our range of sheep gifts ready to be delivered to your door.

sheep christmas present for wife

Sheep jewellery...the perfect sheep present

Our store opened in 2011 with a range of fine and sterling silver sheep jewellery. With new ideas and excellent feedback from our customers, our range has grown over the years.  Our range of handmade silver sheep jewellery makes the perfect sheep gift for ladies who love these animals.  Even people who have never stepped foot on a farm tell us they love our handmade silver sheep jewellery.

Each piece is created by our silversmiths using only the finest silver.  As each piece of sheep jewellery is made by hand, you can be sure your sheep gift will be a unique present to be treasured forever.

Shop our range of sheep jewellery gifts for her

Sheep gifts based on your favourite sheep breed

Sheep come in all shapes and sizes and we have chosen a selection of breeds to to make the perfect sheep gift for her.  You can now find Zwartbles, Cheviots, Valais Blacknose and Herdwicks grazing our website!

These unique sheep presents are perfect for people who love more unusual sheep breeds.  We make:

  • Zwartbles sheep jewellery -  pendant, earrings and brooch...unique Zwartbles sheep gifts based on this striking breed.
  • Cheviot sheep jewellery -  pendant, earrings and brooch...a special Cheviot sheep gift for the lady who loves this inquisitive breed.
  • Valais Blacknose sheep jewellery -  pendant, earrings and brooch...who can resist our Valais Blacknose sheep gifts based on these sheepy teddy bears!
  • Herdwick sheep jewellery - pendant, earrings and brooch based on Herdwick sheep, a breed full of character...the perfect sheep present for Herdy fans.

Shop our range of sheep breed jewellery

Love Ewe

One of our most popular sheep gifts for her is the 'Love Ewe' silver sheep necklace.  This handcrafted necklace made from fine silver wire and oxidised silver sheet features 2 friendly sheep longing for a new home to graze on! It is a perfect sheep gift for someone who loves fine jewellery with a fun twist and it is sure to be a real talking point. 

We have had many delighted ladies who have been surprised by their husbands and boyfriends with this romantic sheep gift!

Read more about our Love Ewe necklace

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From our customers

★★★★★

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

Kelly Huck
Cumbria, UK
★★★★★

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

Alex
Urana, Australia
★★★★★

I love my necklace!! Thank you so much! Excellent customer service as well.

Renee Snyder
California, USA
★★★★★

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

Clare Ashworth
Cowes, UK
★★★★★

Great service and fast delivery. Thanks Fresh Fleeces!

Mick Foster
Leeds, UK