Hedgehog Ornament

£140.00£170.00

Hedgehogs are one of the most endearing and best loved of our garden creatures and this ornament certainly receives it’s fair share of attention when on display.

She is one of the heaviest items in my collection due to the fact that I couldn’t possibly omit her feet when modelling her (see Other Views below).

Looks great paired with a little silver ivy leaf, which was itself commissioned to accompany one of my little hogs.

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Description

Inspiration for my Hedgehog

The original casting of my little hedgehog ornament was modelled to commemorate a little hog named “Millie” who was overwintering in a friend’s shed. The couple were both volunteers at the Hedgehog Preservation Society and so a little hedgehog ornament was the perfect surprise gift from her to him.

Hedgehogs are interesting creatures to model and I found her technically challenging – especially as she was one of my earliest models. There are so many ways that you could end up with it looking like a blob with a snout! So I plumped for one in a nice sitting position, where the beauty of the face could really be appreciated. The spines were the biggest challenge: Firstly in working out how to best represent the spines while keeping the design true to the actual creature; and secondly learning how to persuade wax, which naturally forms smooth curves, to go into sharper spikes.

The result is a bright-eyed and popular little character (who usually gets stroked when on display).

What my customers say:

“Emma. Received hedgehog today and it is absolutely beautiful.  We are both so pleased.  It is a little reminder for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Thanks once again.”

Simon – Stockton-on-Tees, UK (re. Hedgehog Ornament)

Material:

Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Hallmarked

Dimensions:

28mm x 20mm x 20mm

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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