Sylvia lets the ideas for the jewelry she creates form as she’s already begun creating it. Rather than sketching out a piece first, she’ll sit at her workbench and get inspired by experimenting with raw materials. The result of a long process of soldering, drilling and texturizing, is work that’s equal parts edgy, delicate and rustic. She achieves her signature hammered texture using her grandfather’s beat up old hammer. Turns out hand-me-downs are the best tools for crafting gorgeous, hand-hewn jewelry.