Announcement I'm a french jewellery designer and maker based in Brighton (south coast of england). I make imaginative contemporary jewellery inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams which fire my imagination. Commissions welcome !
I'm a french jewellery designer and maker based in Brighton (south coast of england). I make imaginative contemporary jewellery inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams which fire my imagination. Commissions welcome !
princessjujuby on Feb 24, 2017
Beautifully made! Seller patiently worked with me on custom sizing and tong sits perfectly on my very very tiny finger without rolling!
"Jewellery that tells stories, handcrafted in a little workshop on the south coast of England "
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My name is Sylvaine, I' m a French jewellery designer and maker based in Brighton. I have always been a true art lover, drawing was my first passion, as a jewellery designer I naturally tend to create illustrative jewels which tells stories. I often use designs which take people back to their childhood and make them dream and smile. I like to associate organic shapes with geometric lines. Nature is an inspiration, especially the small details which can be overlooked. I see faces in everything and they appear a lot in my work. All my jewels are made of silver often combined with other materials : resin, wood, gold, stones, pearls… I use many different techniques and like to imagine systems to give movement to my pieces which make them truly unique. Also, after having a new idea, I make a lot of sketches which guide me to choose the best design and the most appropriate technique. I aim to make high quality original pieces which are nice to touch and feel and a joy to wear.
From the age of 15, I focused on art & design subjects at school, which was a real chance and helped me develop my own style. I graduated from a professional school of jewellery and silversmithing in Brittany (L'école TANE), this traditional background is a mainstay for my work as a jewellery designer and maker.
After finishing my studies in 2009, I decided to start my own business and I moved to England, I settled in Brighton, I fell in love with the cosmopolitan and creative relaxed vibe of the city. A year later I decided to open my ETSY shop. I work in a jewellery workshop alongside other freelance jewellers which is a real chance to exchange daily with people with the same passion as mine. For the past few years I've been working on my own collections and developed my technical skills, like stone setting and engraving... Generally the time flies when I'm in my workshop, I'm not a morning person but it can be difficult to take me out of there if I'm working on a new piece. It can get quite addictive and exciting. I can't work without making a mess on my bench using a wide variety of tools. Every tiny tools has a precise use and is personal to each makers. I also need a sketch book and a pencil, some good music, chocolate is a great bonus. I always like to think about new designs, I often find new ideas in the night, just before sleeping.
I participate in different craft shows all year round (http://sylvaineart.com/events-craftshows/). I'm a member of the Sussex guild of designers and makers, the association organises crafts shows and exhibitions in a wide variety of venues in Sussex area.
Don't hesitate to contact me for any enquiry. If you want to order a bespoke piece for a special occasion, I'd be happy to discuss your idea, send you sketches and make quotes to suit your budget. see example of past commission on my website (http://sylvaineart.com/categorie-produit/commissions/ )
(Video above by Ioannis Crouch : http://www.reelemotion.co.uk/)
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I'm a French jewellery designer/maker based in Brighton (UK). I create silver jewellery that tells stories. My designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams...
My creations are all handmade in sterling silver ( stamped 925 + my initials SF)
I use other materials including exotic wood, natural pearls, precious stones and resin.
Attention to detail is very important to me and I strive to make each piece as good as the last. I want all of my jewels to be high quality, nice to feel and to wear.
I hope you will find on this page an answer to any question you may have, however, feel free to contact me if you have any question!
Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss an idea for a special item of jewellery. Whether you have a precise design in mind or just a few ideas and need help for the design.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- I accept payment using PayPal / Credit Cards / Debit Cards / Etsy gifts cards
Concerning custom orders the time before shipping will obviously depend on the complexity of the design ...
Unless noted otherwise, we ship to the address listed in the Etsy transaction, so please make sure that it is correct.
- Work being sent to a U.K. address will be posted using Royal Mail next day special delivery and insured for the value of the piece of jewellery , A signature is taken on delivery.
- Work being sent abroad will be sent using Aisure, and will be insured for the value of the piece of jewellery . A signature is taken on delivery
Refunds and Exchanges
since I opened my shop, I never had any complain and customers are happy with their purchases. (Please see my customers' reviews : https://www.etsy.com/uk/your/shops/SILVENE/reviews )
-However, If you are unhappy for any reason you may return your purchase in original condition and packaging within 7 days for a full refund. You are responsible for return shipping charges.
-Refunds can only be offered on non-customised pieces (unless there has been an error) as these pieces can not be sold again.
Please return in the condition they arrived in.
Additional policies and FAQs
-Any details you supply will be strictly confidential.
-Unless otherwise noted, all original photography and designs, or text are copyrighted and property of Sylvaine Frouin and are not to be reproduced or used elsewhere without written permission from the artist. Thank you.