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 everySaturday. 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.”