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Della the Platypus Heart Necklace


Completely captivating platypus heart necklace– tactile, charming and all about joy and happiness and easily makes every day creative.

All platypuses are rather reserved creatures and can be hard to spot. This lovely lady is based on a favourite platypus I visit each year in Tasmania and she lives in the Meander River that runs through Deloraine. I see her when I head down there for the Tasmanian Craft Fair when I finish the day “platypusing” by the river and up she pops!

This blue and white heart platypus necklace is for anyone who loves platypuses and can be ideal for the platypus collector in your life.



This magical platypus is based on a characterful Tasmanian girl who lives in the Meander River in Deloraine in Tasmania, Australia and I just had to call her after her beautiful home.

Platypuses can be a little shy, especially on the mainland, but this lovely girl is seen regularly giving joy to locals and visitors.

I feel like platypuses are my totem and I’m a little nuts about them. I can usually spot Della within about 10 minutes of arriving at the river and on one of my birthdays I saw five different platypuses – Della, two of her babies (called Puggles) and two males – one by each of the two bridges. I was beside myself with shear excitement but having to keep very quiet so as not to spook them. They were all out foraging for dinner.


I’ve painted Della the Platypus originally in watercolour paints – Daniel Smith watercolors in the this case – and then printed her in under glaze so I can fire my painting into the porcelain.

If you like something that is exactly the same as the next one, this is not for you. On the other hand, if you value quality artisan designs that are tactile, beautiful and unusual you’ll love these treasures.

Each platypus is unique, giving you something special and captivating. Made in an artisan process over a series of weeks in a sunny coastal studio with multiple kiln firings, each platypus is different and reflects its handmade origin.

Della the Platypus is part of my series of paintings of Australian animals, including koalas, kangaroos, joeys, wallabies, sea birds and wombats.

Artisan Gift Details

Made from Australia’s finest porcelain – Southern Ice Porcelain – and glazed so can handle everyday life (including washing off the odd bit of dinner).

All designs are made by Belinda in Sydney, Australia.

Necklace 3cm by 3cm (1.2 inches by 1.2 inches)

Silver plate chain 50cm (20 inches).

A larger version of this charming creature is also available as a brooch or necklace.

Brooches and pins are also available.

Meet Della the Platypus

This watercolour painting is based on an actual platypus I visit each year when I go to the Tasmanian Craft Fair in Deloraine. She is a very successful mum and each year I’ve visited she has had two youngsters.

Della the Platypus having a good scratch

Della the Platypus having a good scratch

The home river for Della the Platypus

The home river for Della the Platypus – Meander River running through Deloraine

Meet Della the Platypus

Meet Della the Platypus the source of inspiration for my original painting

Della the Platypus out for dinner

Della the Platypus out for dinner after the Tasmanian Craft Fair

Want to know what is the plural form of platypus?

Scientists generally use “platypuses” or simply “platypus”. The term “platypi” is technically incorrect and a form of pseudo-Latin.

How to Find Platypuses in the Wild

Here are my 5 tips for finding a platypus in the wild at She Inspires.


I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. – Brene Brown

Ideal for Thank you gifts for treasured clients, collaborators and team members.


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