Belinda is a contemporary jewellery designer-maker, working in precious metals and gemstones. Her jewellery making is primarily an exploration of the beautiful minutiae of textures and forms found in the natural landscape.
Belinda is constantly inspired by the wealth of botanical material in the ‘wild acre’ of land around her home – in the garden, riverbank, hedgerow, field margin or wetland nature reserve. The unspoiled coast of north Norfolk, where she spent her childhood holidays and still spends much time, is another rich source of natural inspiration.
Sketching, photography, flower-pressing and wax carving are all used in the initial design process.
Belinda also seeks to respect the natural world that so inspires her. Her studio practice is as environmentally-friendly as possible, finding non-toxic alternatives for traditionally used chemicals, offering 100% recycled sterling silver and 18ct gold, fairtrade gemstones and using bio-degradable, mainly recycled products for all packaging and promotional material.
Belinda’s jewellery is understated and tactile, and it is the elements of texture and balance that are the basis of this signature style.
Heart Gallery is proud to be showcasing Belinda’s new range for us, especially as it is hallmarked 100% recycled sterling silver.