[New Orchid Gallery] Maria Cristina Bellucci

Maria Cristina Bellucci, Italy

For several years Maria Cristina worked as Theatre costume and
accessories maker, creating also a wide range of jewellery for stage
use. She developed a strong interest for contemporary jewellery and
she dedicated herself to it.

As much as designing and making her own personal jewellery
collection, she works on commission, and also designs and creates
jewellery in collaboration with other artists and designers.

Maria Cristina mainly uses silver in her work, although she has also
employed gold and non-precious materials at times.

What characterized her early work was the use of very thin metal
sheets and wires, experimenting with hollowness and fullness.

In later work, she started using even thinner metal sheets, as if
working with paper sheets, creating pieces that were voluminous and
light at the same time.

Her more recent work is characterised by having more solid looking
elements and also by the introduction of colour, not previously

Coloured pencils cut into section are the main element of her latest

photo credits: M.Cristina Bellucci

  • 3 brooches, silver, 2007, untitled
  • brooch, silver and coloured pencils, 2008, red one
  • ring, silver and coloured pencils, 2007, untitled