Tamara’s inspiration comes from combining her European and African backgrounds. Her designs have shifted towards the exploration of simplicity of form. In her design work, this is embodied aesthetically through the repetition of simple forms to create complex designs.
Concentrating on the ancient technique of chain making, Tamara works exclusively in fine silver, for the purity of the metal and the durability it affords. Along with traditional designs, her contemporary chain designs tend to incorporate texturing and weaving metal techniques.
These ranges have been extended to include contemporary materials such as rubber. The wire is hand made, and every jump ring is soldered to produce a durable piece of miniature sculpture, then to be completed as necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and cufflinks.