Belt - Sterling Silver Buckle, Rectangle 32mm
Hallmarked sterling silver belt buckle by Frances McKinnel

Friend: Frances McKinnel
Products: Silver Belt Buckles
Based: Crediton
Distance from TBM & Friends: 8 miles


Frances McKinnel makes her silver belt buckles in a remote spot in Devon, surrounded by a thick ring of oak trees.

Frances McKinnel at home
Frances McKinnel at home


Each of Frances’ solid, sterling silver pieces bears the hallmark of the London Assay Office and are made completely by hand with traditional tools.

Belt - Silver Buckle Square 32mm by Frances McKinnel - head and tail
Belt – Silver Buckle Square 32mm by Frances McKinnel

Frances says, “I think there is elegance in ‘form and function’. If a thing works really well and is made of the right material, it usually looks beautiful.”

Frances McKinnel – Silver Belt Buckles at TBM & Friends are brought to you by The Belt Makers

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