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Who is Honey Bee Design?


All items you see have been lovingly designed and handmade by jewellery designer Zoë Leavy in her home studio. Originally from a small village in Leicestershire and having spent four years living on a small island off the North Devon coast, Zoë now lives close to Stockport in South Manchester with her husband and three young children. 


Zoë’s love affair with silversmithing began at college in 2000 and she has continued to hone her skills ever since. With sustainability at the forefront of the Honey Bee brand Zoë is passionate that beautiful jewellery shouldn’t cost the Earth and focuses on her brand being as eco-conscious as possible; from the use of recycled precious metals and responsibly sourced gemstones to the refining of all silver and gold dust created in production. All our packaging is either FSC sourced, recyclable or reusable. 

As a qualified scuba diver and lover of the ocean, Zoë has always been fascinated with the underwater world; the patterns made from diver's bubbles and the foam of a stormy sea have been the inspiration behind some of her granulation designs, using shapes and textures to creature organically inspired jewellery. In using techniques such as granulation and reticulation each piece is completely unique, even if it is the same design. 

Our jewellery is designed and made to last a lifetime with most pieces being made to order meaning we only order materials in small batches to reduce waste; sustainable slow fashion at it’s finest!


The Honey Bee brand originates simply from Zoë's middle name Melissa, which in Greek is the meaning for Honey Bee.

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