africanturquiseTESSA TYLDESLEY has a 'painter's eye' and a background in fine art, painting and the theatre. She became fascinated with semi-precious stones and beads in Covent Garden while she was working as a Stage Manager in London. Jewellery has taken over her work and she is showing some of her beautifully balanced and assembled necklaces and earrings "increasingly sought after for being distinctive, wearable and affordable". She likes to source new materials and often uses glass, horn and silver in her designs.