Nurse’s Belt Buckle

This piece was a real joy to work on. A gentleman asked me to design and make a special piece to mark his wife’s retirement from a long career in nursing. The brief was tricky, he asked me to incorporate many things unique to her. As she was born in Trinidad, he felt an orchid would best represent this. He wanted the piece to echo the shape of a traditional nurse’s buckle and finally he wanted the piece to incorporate a crescent moon.

HJ_BESPOKE_Nurses buckle (shaped) and Trinidadian Flower inspired pendant for retired nurse 2

Delicate filigree wires overlaid onto the domed and formed piece.

HJ_BESPOKE_Nurses buckle (shaped) and Trinidadian Flower inspired pendant for retired nurse 1

Gold beads hint at the belt buckle idea.