SylvaineJewellery

Artistic handmade silver jewellery.

Brighton, England · 210 Sales

Announcement   I'm a french jeweller based in Brighton (UK). My designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams. All pieces are hand-crafted in sterling silver and gold. Do get in touch for special orders .

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Last updated on 19 Feb, 2018

I'm a french jeweller based in Brighton (UK). My designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams. All pieces are hand-crafted in sterling silver and gold. Do get in touch for special orders .

Sylvaine Frouin

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New in my shop, 3 pairs available!

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New dresses :) articulated doll pendants ( large version)Handmade in silver with colourful resin inlays. These are 6cm tall !

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Original pencil drawing for the Mermaid ring

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  • Silver Mermaid ring,

    £195.00

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    About

    "Jewellery that tells stories, handcrafted in a little workshop on the south coast of England "

    Thanks for visiting my shop!

    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/ )

    Sylvaine

    (Video above by Ioannis Crouch : http://www.reelemotion.co.uk/)

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    • Sylvaine Frouin

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      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...

    Shop policies

    Last updated on 11 May, 2017
    Welcome to my Etsy shop,
    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!

    CUSTOM ORDERS:
    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

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • Apple Pay
    • Klarna
    • Sofort
    • Ideal
    • Paypal
    • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
    I don't accept cancellations
    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
    The following items can't be returned or exchanged
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
    • Custom or personalised orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    Returns and exchange details
    -Please contact me if you are unsatisfied in any way with your order and I will work with you to rectify the situation.
    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.
    Payment
    Postage must be paid for along with the order payment and will be included in the final invoice. List of postage charges for each country is available after the description of every products of the shop.
    - I accept payment using PayPal / Credit Cards / Debit Cards / Etsy gifts cards
    Shipping
    I send every piece available in the shop within 3 working days after I received the payment ( and the ring size if the product is a ring)
    Concerning custom orders the time before shipping will obviously depend on the complexity of the design ...

    SHIPPING:
    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
    Additional policies and FAQs
    -Packing: Each order comes in a pretty jewellery box and is wrapped in tissue paper ready to give as a gift or as a gift for you!

    -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.