Let me tell you a bit more about FlorenceJewelshop.
My beads come from all over the world
After the death of my father, a jeweler, my mother starts making beaded pieces of jewelry. She makes awesome necklaces, with bone, glass, or plastic beads. At the time I am a tour operator, specialized in trips to Asia. And there they sell great gemstone beads of very high quality. And beautiful silver, made by the Karen tribe from Thailand. From every trip, I bring my mother some of these wonderful beads and she makes necklaces, which she sells. But she always said: ‘Florence, one day all those beautiful gemstone and silver beads are yours again’.
Every bead has its own story to tell
In 2005 my mother dies, and I inherit 17 kilos / 600 ounces of gemstone beads and tools. In her remembrance, I follow her steps and start to make pieces of jewelry of my own. Working with the beads I buy, in small quantities, in different countries, from all kinds of cultures. Every bead has its own story, a story I want to tell the world.