Sylvaine Frouin is a French jeweller based in Brighton. She graduated in 2009 from “L’école Tané” (a professional school of jewellery and silversmithing in Brittany). Sylvaine creates jewellery that tells stories, her work is constantly evolving and she likes to experiment and play with various themes and techniques. Her designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams. She also takes on commission work and enjoy designing / making unique bespoke jewellery and personalised objects.
Sylvaine’s designs associate organic shapes to geometric lines, often narrative, faces appear a lot in her work. She uses many different techniques and likes to imagine systems to give movement to her pieces. Her jewels are made of silver combined with other materials such as gold, gemstones, wood … She also combines jewellery, woodwork and illustration to create unexpected “Jewel-Objects”: The idea is to give life to a jewel when nobody is wearing it, the jewel fits in a small painted sculpture and becomes the heart of a colourful world or the missing fragment of the story.