Exhibitors 2019

Each technique results in a distinctive style which collectively comprise Sylvia's jewellery.



A feature of Sylvia’s work is the use of contrasts - varying textures and colours obtained by mechanical and chemical techniques and the combined use of silver, gold and gemstones. 

Sylvia Tomkinson

Jonquil's designs create an element of playful fluidity, movement and fun. The curved lines of silver jewellery have moveable beads which contrasts with the static sea glass and exotic woods.

Jonquil Tonge

This combination creates a stunning range of jewellery.


Jo designs and makes her jewellery in Winchester.  She combines drawing skills from her BA Honours degree in Design, a background in Engineering, and qualifications in Silversmithing.  She creates her pieces in Fine and Sterling Silver, taking inspiration from forms and textures around her.

Jo Richards

 Jo designs elegant jewellery with beautiful organic detailing.


Lizzie Kershaw

Beautiful handmade silver jewellery which is inspired by botanical forms and Art Nouveau. Elegant wearable pieces created using traditional silversmithing techniques. Sculptural lily chokers through to tiny orchid studs.

There is a lovely range of hammered handformed jewels.


Lucy Payne

Lucy’s work is inspired by her love of travel and places she has visited. Whether that is a trip to Morocco and the rich colours found within the souks of Marrakech, the quirky architecture within the buildings of Amsterdam or the beautiful textures found on the coasts of Cornwall.


Sharon Justice

Sharon designs and makes very wearable contemporary silver jewellery using a variety of Techniques; incorporating gold, texture, surface patterns and semi- precious stones.  


Janet Woods-Lennon

Beautiful, tactile chain and chain mail jewellery created in Sussex by Janet.  She uses hand crafted silver rings and semi-precious stones to turn ancient weaves into contemporary bracelets, necklaces and earrings.


Philippa Strachan

My passion for beadwork continues, using glass seed beads from Japan, and crystals and pearls manufactured by Swarovski.  I am able to create beautiful beaded jewellery and ornaments  It’s a pleasure rather than a chore.  

E-mail: pjstrachan@gmail.com

Moira Cooper (trading as Stellar Jems)

The Chain Weaver range of jewellery is made using chain mail techniques and patterns.  These techniques have been used for making jewellery (and armour) since the first millennium BC.  

This involves weaving many (sometimes hundreds) of individual metal rings together.  


Lynette Vickery

I design and handcraft sterling silver jewellery using different forms of casting including sand, chickpea, rock salt and lost wax casting (mostly rings).  My work mainly features natural objects such

as shells, acorns and other items that I find on the beaches or woods near my home.


Kate O’Connell

Kate makes fused and cast glass jewellery for men, women, and children, in a variety of styles from victorian & steampunk to sparkly bling.  


Fiona Alexander

Some of her designs use Sea Glass and handmade shells to create pendant designs, which derive from a love of the sea shore.

The new designs aim to explore the use of Copper and Silver combined in one design and feature glass cabochons in some part of the design.


Fiona works in Copper, Silver, PMC Clay, and Glass.  She uses a rolling mill, as well as a variety of techniques, including fabrics to achieve texture on the metal.  

Jane Russell

Jane uses colour and texture in the materials used to create beautiful bold and unique wearable pieces of timeless jewellery.


Syd Meats


Creativity is as essential to me as breathing. I’m a Designer Maker of beautifully fashioned jewellery. Each piece is designed and handmade by me with attention to detail and loving care.  The result is a uniquely original and timeless treasure to adorn you.

Georgina Ettridge


Georgina is particularly known for her signature award winning leaf designs, styled to depict the beauty of nature.  The collections, hand fabricated in Silver and Gold, capture the essence of contemporary elegance whilst retaining a timeless classic feel.

Jane Faulkner


Working from her Sussex studio Jane creates original designs in precious metals.  Her work is inspired by the natural environment to produce distinctive designs following organic forms.


Gabriella Sellors

Gabriella textures silver and gold by rollprinting and hammering.  She makes individual leaves so no two are the same, as in nature.


Annamarie McHugh

Beautiful silver jewellery handmade by Annamarie.   Her designs are inspired by nature, folklore & myths and her imagination – a place of fantasy and wonder.

Chloe Menage

Plus discover how to create your own with Chloe’s kits, tutorials and workshops.


Chloe creates intricate beadwork designs created using tiny beads, crystals and other treasures. Browse a colourful array of beaded earrings, statement beadwork necklaces, dainty pendants and beaded bracelets.

Barbara Ehlers

Planishing, or beating, silver allows the light reflecting from the metal to bounce off in different directions.  The result is the special ‘glint factor’ that emanates from the pieces I design and make in my Sussex workshop.       

 ‘Keep it simple’ is the phrase paramount in my mind.   It is important to me that my work celebrates the beauty of the metal.  


Kirsty Richardson (thesilverhut)

I love to combine silversmithing techniques, crochet skills and the ancient process of cuttlefish casting to create unique pieces.  

My passion is to create beautiful items from found objects. Amongst many techniques I use, my favourites are using seaglass for my local beach to make beautiful pendants or cluster ring set. I cast the things I find using Cuttlefish casting method


Ruta Brown has specialized in the technique of reticulation. Directional heat is applied to forged, folded forms, each piece individually fabricated, in exploration of the structural limits of the metal, mainly sterling silver with 18 carat gold as added decoration.

Ruta Brown

The results are a variety of intricate forms, often also incorporating stones and pearls, details evoking weathered fragments of flotsam, or other marine elements from the shoreline.


Helena strives to create unique and innovative pieces of jewellery. She is inspired by travel and uses elements from different cultures to influence and enrich her designs.

Helena Symes

Geometry and repeated forms feature in Helena's work and she enjoys combining silver and gold with different materials.

Facebook page @helenasymesjewellery

Carolyn Amos

Carolyn designs and makes individual pieces of silver jewellery with etched and textured surfaces, oxidized to give depth and contrast.  She produces simple elegant shapes, and with her love of vibrant colours incorporates resin to create striking colourful designs.  

Other works incorporates semi-precious stones and beads.


Contrasts Contemporary Jewellery Fair

The Annual Contemporary Jewellery Fair held in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, in November each year.