Looking at nature's inspiration for my jewellery designs

If you look closely at my bridal accessories and wedding jewellery you'll see that many of the details are inspired by nature. I live in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District with its wild moors, beautiful meadows and abundant hedgerows. I love to go walking, well meandering really, as it tends to be slow while I take lots of photos and absorb what the season has to offer! As a jewellery designer I feel lucky to be surrounded by such natural inspiration.
Staffordshire summer meadow by Judith Brown Bridal

The Carina hair pin set featuring freshwater pearls, has detail inspired by a tiny plant called shepherd's purse, which has delicate heart shaped seed pods. I think this is the subtlest way of including a heart in your bridal look, don't you?

I'm afraid I'm not sure what the other plant was that inspired the central stem. I confess to loving it and stealing a tiny bit from a flower arrangement  from the café below my studio to put on my desk for inspiration whilst I was making! The café has fresh flowers every week, part foraged and part from the florist's allotment - they are always seasonal and beautiful!

Carina hair pin by Judith Brown Bridal
I love the hedgerows in spring and summer with their beautiful frothy white flowers that dance in the breeze  throughout the spring and summer. Starting with cow parsley in April, moving on to hogweed and then angelica and wild carrot in late summer.
Nature's inspiration, detail of hogweed by Judith Brown Bridal
If you look carefully at these flowers each head is made up of tiny flowers and then each flower of tiny, often slightly lopsided, heart shaped petals. This nature inspired hair pin features tiny wire flowers with freshwater pearls at their centre, and is named after one of its inspirations – Angelica.
Angelica wedding hair pin in silver with pearls by Judith Brown Bridal
There are many more plants and wild flowers that inspire me, to see how I interpret them into nature inspired accessories explore here. If you’d like to see more of my nature photos pop over to my @judithbrownnaturephotos account on Instagram.
inspiring foliage for Judith Brown Bridal