I was born in the UK but raised in Jersey in the Channel Islands. I moved back to the UK in my late teens and I now live in London with my wonderful husband and our two very special dogs.
I have always have had a love for creating and this compiled with a passion of jewellery making has led me at my grand old age of 46 to do something that I am loving as a living. Nothing gives me greater pleasure as creating something bespoke for someone and seeing/hearing the reaction I get as they receive it.
Tinka Lily, so why that name? Well my nickname since first meeting my husband was Tinka and our beautiful daughter was called Lily. When I first started making jewellery , it was ‘bespoke memory jewellery’ for people who like me had lost loved ones, so naming after our special girl seemed only appropriate. This still remains an extremely special part of my work, as I truly know how important it is to have something special to remember someone by. I am equally excited by designing something bespoke for happy special occasions, weddings, birthdays or just when you know what you would like and you want to treat yourself!