Say Hi to Tamara Bavdek From THIS ILK

Please introduce yourself 🙂 My name is Tamara Bavdek, I have a bachelors degree in Industrial Design. I’m passionate about dogs, surfing and all aspects of design and fashion from the artisan to the photography. I founded This Ilk in late 2008. I have travelled the world quite a bit as well… What do you love about making jewellery and how did you discover your passion? In fact as a child I wanted to be an inventor. I have an interest in art and sciences and always wanted to explore both which brought me to design school. I have always been a jewellery lover, I would always bring jewelry back from my travels as souvenirs and have always looked for the most original, interestingly handcrafted and well thought out pieces. I think the jewellery line however was more of a means to create something I could autonomously and relatively quickly complete with satisfying results. It came from the urge to…

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