Belle Smith Channels the DIY and the Sustainability Movements

 - Jul 30, 2018
References: arts.ac.uk & dezeen
London-based designer Belle Smith — a graduate of the Central Saint Martins College, builds a playful and delicate collection of pistachio shell jewelry. Tapping into a sense of childhood-inspired craftsmanship, the creative repurposes food waste materials and uses recycled silver and steel to bind them together.

Smith makes her pistachio shell jewelry to be spherical or tubular in design. Thanks to the chain-like construction, the pieces become incredibly flexible and playful. The color, on the other hand, is minimalist enough to accommodate the aesthetic of most outfits.

The designer's main inspiration is quite fascinating, as well. The pistachio shell jewelry is made to mimic "nature's vessels of fertility," which points to the "protective role" of the shells and how that translates to notions of femininity and motherhood.