Welcome to Wild Acre - contemporary, handmade jewellery by Belinda Norrington. I am delighted you visited!
I am inspired first and foremost by the natural world around me; the flowers and trees in my garden, the river that meanders behind my house, and the sea. The English landscape, particularly around the barn we live in, is my constant source of creative energy. I am interested in exploring the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi - particularly how beauty and solace can be found in the simplest things, even those things that are less than perfect or transient. The art of paying close attention and connecting the heart to things that bring life and solace are key practices in my work and life generally.
My jewellery leans to the organic and tactile in style, and I love simple, fluid lines and gemstones that reflect the colour of the sea and sky.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions. Since I hand make each piece, please expect a 2-4 week fabrication, hallmarking and shipping period unless I have more than one in stock.
From 2018 I am only making new pieces in fairmined or fairtrade gold and silver and certified ethically sourced gemstones. This aspect of ethical provenance is central to my whole business and I am always striving to find ways to make my work leave the most gentle and respectful impact on the earth and fully honour those communities who mine the metals and gemstones. For more information about my fair mined and fairtrade status please see the ethics section of this website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any enquiries or commission requests, I would be delighted to hear from you. Email via the contact form or call me on: 07780771362
There is a very short film of me at work HERE.