MY JEWELMAKING PROCES
Travelling is very important for me. I get a lot of inspiration wandering around in other cultures, meeting all kinds of people and the shapes and colors of nature.
It gives me a big opportunity to look for beautiful and unusual beads. And luckily I find those beads. I only buy small quantities so that I can make a necklace and earrings or a bracelet or pin/brooch. The local sellers cannot cheat me since I have enough experience in recognizing the real gemstones (semi precious stones). And after I have decided what to buy, then the game of negotiation starts: I love that part.
When I come home I spread my trophies on the table and look for great color or shape combinations. And then the proces of imagination and thinking starts. I get an idea and I make the piece of jewelry in my head. I have to do it this way, so that I can anticipate to prevent technical impossibilities in the production process.
After the thinking process is finished I take a piece of thread and put the beads on it. Sometimes I have to alter my design because I don’t like the total look of the combination of beads. If so, then I search for different bead combination, put some silver between the beads or… start all over again.
Normally I finish the necklace with a magnetic clasp, which is so practical in putting a necklace around your neck, without fiddeling around with small clasps.
Then I take the photo’s and list it in my shop, ready for you to buy or just have a look and enjoy.
How FlorenceJewelshop designs unique pieces of jewelry for you:
Every design is used for one piece of jewelry. No duplicates made
Material bought on one of my travels: ‘every bead has a story’
Jewelry made of gemstones and (mostly) silver
Special light weight line
Information of the used materials comes with every purchase
Alterations and custom made jewelry possible
Use of magnetic clasps for easy handling