Contemporary Jewellery in Silver and Gold by Sylvia Tomkinson

Oyster style pendant with Druzy QuartzFacebook iconInstagram icon

About Me

I have lived in Hampshire for the last forty years and been making jewellery for longer than that.  Starting off as a hobby it soon became a passion and I registered my own hallmark at Goldsmith's Hall - London in 1978.  I sold in craft markets, local shops and exhibitions throughout the seventies and eighties, taking a break after that to return to full time employment in a totally different field. However the lure of jewellery making drew me back as I knew it would.

I particularly like using a contrast of texture or colour in my jewellery by, for example, adding gold or semi precious stones to a silver piece, or by oxidizing the background of a three dimensional item.  Influences come from many different areas as I like to continually evolve and develop new styles and try different techniques.

I have recently been experimenting with colouring Titanium both by heat treatment using a blowtorch and by anodising using different voltages to get different colours, see the Titanium collection.