Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Story telling...

I love telling a story with metal and stone...

...but I also love telling your story,

weaving your words into a tangible thread,

piece by piece,

moment by moment.

It always begins with an idea or two...
(or three...)

Design sketches
(initial design sketches)

...and ends with a meaningful, wearable tale...

Custom necklace and earring set

This set tells a story of old Serbia,

of churches rich with decoration and history,

ornate facades and masterful craftsmanship...

Custom necklace and earring set

Custom necklace and earring set

But it also tells a story of a daughter's love for her mother,

a bond all at once enduring and eternal...

Custom necklace and earring set

A gift,

a token...

Custom necklace and earring set

...a tribute to a woman admired and adored...

Custom necklace and earring set

To know that these pieces will be worn and loved by a wonderful woman

as she makes memories and enjoys moments,

and who will, 

in turn, 

add her own words to this story,

makes me very, very happy...



What is making you happy this week, my friends?


  1. All the designs are so beautiful, Belinda! :)

  2. Thanks Cyn! I could have kept sketching more designs...the inspiration was so...inspiring!! LOL :-)


  3. I'm totally in love with this pendant, Belinda :) The gemstones are beautiful, the shapes, the little leaves, the swirls, the little dots too, it's just perfect! I love your other, clean and simple designs too, but sometimes more is more :D

  4. Thank you Agi, what a lovely thing to say :-) It is a vibrant design for a vibrant personality! :-D

  5. Just beautiful Belinda! And don't throw away those gorgeous sketches either, they'd look so fabulous framed en masse on your workshop wall.

  6. Wow. One of these days I would like to have you tell MY story. That is exactly, EXACTLY the way that I work with my clients. I tell THEIR story. I just finished one such request that I will write about soon. This is just a stunning tribute to a woman that is well loved. So meaningful and perfect Belinda. Thank you for sharing the gift of that inspiration with us!
    Enjoy the day!

  7. Spectacular Belinda....your work showcases the story, your words describe it. Hope all is well!

  8. I absolutely love this! The design, the shapes, the colours, the embellishments, the story ... Just so beautiful!

  9. ... both you, and the amazing stories behind silver and stones, make my heart sing ...

  10. Oh sweet friend ~ you've truly found your forum in this medium, your work is gorgeous beyond words!
    Thank you so much for your supportive comment on my blog ~ your thoughts and uplifting words mean the world to us and your friendship remains simply precious!

  11. Amazing. I love to watch as you progress in your silversmithing.

  12. Belinda, whatelse can I say...Beautiful!!!

  13. I have reached your blog by chance, and I'll stay here as a regular reader.. your works are great, wonderful!!!!. Congratulations. For everything.


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