Tine Bladbjerg was born in Denmark but grew up in China and Belgium as well as in Denmark. She moved to England to study Jewellery Design at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Rochester, Kent. While at the institute she did a six month work placement at De Vroomen Design in London, a five week placement at County Classics Jewellers in Hatton Garden, London and moved to Paris for six months where she trained and worked for Cartier.
After graduating from college in 1996 and deciding to become a self-employed designer jeweller she moved into her first workshop in the Clerkenwell area in London. During the first few years after setting up the business she also worked designing jewellery for Garrard & Co. and D.A.Soleys but decided to concentrate fully on her own work in the Spring of 2000. In 2004 she moved her workshop to Crystal Palace, South East London and in 2017 she opened her shop, A L’Etage 2, where she makes her jewellery in the workshop behind the shop.
Tine creates simple and elegant jewellery for both special occasions and everyday wear. Her signature style is inspired by nature and each item is unique and handmade from high quality precious metals, and often set with precious stones to add colour to the pieces. Often the shapes of the stones and the spaces in the pieces play important parts to the design of the jewellery. Tine either works straight in the metal by shaping, piercing and soldering it or she carves the more sculptural pieces in wax that will be cast in precious metal and then worked on until she’s happy with the final shape.