If you are searching for the ideal present for your Liverpool sweetheart, friend, sister, mother or significant other, my exclusive range of handmade gifts are brilliant for any occasion.
Liverpool is probably one of the most iconic cities in the UK. Home to the Beatles, its population of nearly half a million includes some of the friendliest and innovative individuals you could ever wish to meet.
As an artist who has lived most of her life in the region, the culture and history of this great city often run through my work. It’s always played a role deep in my heart and has influenced my range of handmade products from necklaces and broaches to earrings and scarves.
One of the most iconic images many associate with this sprawling metropolis on the River Mersey is the Liver Bird. Since a child, I’ve been fascinated by these strange creatures. They seem to appear magically across the city and form an integral part of our emotional and cultural makeup.
What is a Liver Bird?
Although the Liver Bird is a mythical creature, it is commonly represented by a cormorant, usually with a strip of seaweed hanging from its narrow beak. The most famous statues in the city are on top of the Liver Building where two huge birds hold sway looking over the river.
The earliest mention of the Liver Bird in association to Liverpool dates back to 1352 and since then it has been an image that seems to literally anchor the city.
Ever since I first became aware of Liverpool, I remember the liver bird and its something I’ve more recently tried to introduce into my artwork, creating Liverpool inspired gifts for her.
While my main passion has been watercolours and art on paper, I’ve recently moved towards designing and creating jewellery and scarves.
Liver Bird Gifts for Her
The image of the Liver Bird translates brilliantly into jewellery. I’ve created necklaces, pins and badges in a variety of colours. One of my favourites is the Liverpool Pin Pride Badge mainly because of the amazing rainbow colours that seem to switch and change in the light. More recently I’ve designed a light scarf with my Liver Bird motif emblazoned across it.
Expanding on the same theme, there is also a range of cards available as well as wine glass charms and wedding gifts. If you’re looking for gifts for her that have a Liverpool theme, my collection certainly fits the bill.
Wildlife Art and Card Collections
My main love is painting and I’ve also produced a range of prints and greeting cards using local beauty spots around Liverpool as my inspiration.
Finding a gift or card that is different for the significant woman in your life can be challenging. Many of my jewellery designs such as robin and butterfly pendants have been influenced by drawings and paintings I have made of the wildlife in areas like Crosby and Sefton.
I’ve also enjoyed creating hand-painted traditional broaches of animals such as red squirrels and birds. There are even a few earrings in my current collection.
For those searching for that special gift, why not browse my Liverpool inspired collections today.