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. 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’. The start of FlorenceJewelshop?
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.