« Where does your inspiration comes from? »

Inspiration mood board Sylvaine Frouin jewellery blogPeople ask me, ‘Where does your inspiration comes from?, – the truth is I’m inspired by so many things! Especially childhood, nature and dreams but it doesn’t stop there…

I’ve always been a true Art & Craft lover, I have tried my hands at many different kinds of media before finding a real passion for jewellery making. Today, I still love discovering and following the work of many artists, illustrators, designers, ceramicists and other makers. Their work gives me inspiration and I admire that they turned their passion into their business.

I make jewellery that tells stories and I don’t follow fashion and trends. I appreciate the uniqueness of a piece of art or object and appreciate it when the personality of a ‘maker’ shines through,

In my blog I will highlight the work of these artists I hope you will be inspired too!

First « Inspirations » post coming soon 🙂

Behind the scenes #1 – Unique ring collection with recycled objects

mechanical rings

Valve stems are not only for your car. I will explain you how I upcycled these pieces.

It all started when my father gave me a bag of valve stems used for car’s motors in order to create a sculpture for a project during my art studies when I was about 17. After this project I didn’t  know what to do with these strange pieces. One day I created a keyring just to play …

Years later, when I started to design jewellery, I came across this bag of strange valves stems and got inspired. They came in different sizes and colours. The unique collection called “Mechanical rings” was born with 6 ethnic style designs with a steampunk edge. The rings are handmade in silver using techniques such as engraving and some wood inlays. Various gemstones are set in the center of the rubber piece…. These timeless designs can be interpreted in many different ways and are meant to interact with the imagination of anyone wearing it or looking at it.

Discover the collection :  http://sylvaineart.com/categorie-produit/ethnic/