In the 1920s J R R Tolkien visited Dwarfs Hill on the Lydney Park Estate.

Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Dwarfs Hill overlooks the river Severn, and is surmounted by a ruined pagan temple, and the timeworn remains of other buildings.

Deep within the hill lies a labyrinth of ancient tunnels, and old mine workings.

Tolkien was told how the people living nearby shunned the place after dark, for they believed that the dwarves were long gone, and the abandoned mines were now the haunt of goblins.

It is thought that the stories he heard here helped form his vision of Middle Earth.

The designs on this page are inspired by the local tales. They are hand carved in leather, then carefully painted, making each item a unique piece of affordable art. All are made in our small shop on the Lydney Park Estate, just a short walk from Dwarfs Hill.

Handmade in Leather
Pendants, Bookmarks, and others


A leather ivy leaf cuff/wrist band with a matching ivy leaf pendant. Made from hand coloured oak tanned leather.   28.00

Happy Goblin Pendant 1

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.

£10.00 Add to Cart


Happy Goblin Pendant 2

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.

£10.00 Add to Cart


Tangled Beard Pendant

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather, brass earring.



Tangled Beard Pendant 2

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather, brass earring.



Happy Goblin Pendant 3

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.

£10.00 Add to Cart


Happy Goblin Pendant 4

Hand carved leather Goblin Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.

£10.00 Add to Cart


Red fairy

Blue Fairy Pendant

Hand carved leather Fairy Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.




Red Fairy Pendant

Hand carved leather Fairy Pendant.
Made from hand coloured leather.




Leather Hair Slide

Tangled Beard Barrette

Hand carved in leather.
Made from hand coloured leather.



Smiling Face Hair Slide

Hand carved in leather.
Made from hand coloured leather.



Fairy Tale Goblin Bookmark

Hand carved in leather.
Made from hand coloured leather.



A leather feather cuff/wrist band with a matching pendant. Made from hand dyed oak tanned leather.   25.00

Fairy Tale Witch Bookmark

Hand carved in leather.
Made from hand coloured leather.



Ivy Leaf Tiarra Head Band with hanging Ivy Leaves  Tied with a cord.  Made from hand coloured oak tanned leather.     35.00

Devil Bookmark

Hand carved in leather.
Made from hand coloured leather.

This bookmark was inspired by a local legend. Just a short walk beyond Dwarfs Hill there is a rough rocky outcrop known as the Devil's Chapel, it is a place of many strange tales and happenings.


Curiosities, Experiments & Oddities

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Green Man and the Gatekeeper
Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 6BU