About the work
About the artist
FlorenceJewelshop: ‘Wearing jewels is to express the woman you are… without saying a word’ 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. The beginning of FlorenceJewelshop A dear friend asks me whether she can buy one of my beauties. The feeling and pride that came over me cannot be described: someone wants to buy my jewelry, give money for it, and wants to be beautiful with one of my creations. That is the beginning of my company, my FlorenceJewelshop. The mission of FlorenceJewelshop My mission is to make women more beautiful by showing them what pieces of jewelry look best on them, that matches their face and features, and hide their minor points (very one has!). Unique and beaded handmade designer jewelry of gemstones and (mostly) silver, made for unique and exclusive women, that make them sparkle. One of a kind jewelry From every design I make only one piece of jewelry, you are unique, and you deserve unique jewelry. You will never meet another woman with the same piece of jewelry, made by FlorenceJewelshop.