Here’s MancBee, a re-imagined version of our much-loved Manchester bee. Designed by Mancunian maker, Dylan C. Black, and crafted in his own local workshop, the lovely silver and brass jewels come straight out of Crumpsall. Dylan says:  “The Manchester Bee has always been 2D flat. I’m all about 3D design, and I wanted to give it a third dimension. The 3D curves I made for the bee are alive. It’s a sexy little insect, now.”

MancBee is made from 5 grams of sterling silver or 4 grams of golden, buttery brass, 30mm x 25mm. With its secure pin and clasp at the back,the pin version can be worn as a badge, lapel pin, brooch or any way you like – maybe a piercing! The pendant version come with a quality silver or brass chain to suit, and the chain goes through a wide loop at the back of the bee that will also accommodate a thong instead of the chain if you choose to wear it boho. MancBee is affordable glam to suit work clothes, street clothes or even your wedding outfit.

When you buy a MancBee, you have the opportunity to donate to Manchester charities, and when you do, the MancBee project will MATCH your donation, so your gift is doubled up. Go to the DONATION DOUBLER page when you’ve got your MancBee and enter the donation doubler code that comes with your MancBee.

Visit Dylan’s Etsy shop to buy MancBees

Want a satin-finish MancBee? Want a special version? Want lots? Got a great idea?  Contact Dylan: