jewel, Jewel making process
jewel, Jewel making process

My jewel making process

Let me explain to you how my jewelry is made, my jewel making process. Traveling is very important to me. I get a lot of inspiration wandering around in other cultures, meeting all kinds of people ánd the shapes and colors of nature.

It gives me a big opportunity to look for beautiful and unusual beads. I only buy small quantities to make one necklace and earrings or a bracelet or pin/brooch. Enough to make one exclusive designer piece of jewelry. The local sellers don’t cheat me since I have enough experience in recognizing the real gemstones (semi-precious stones). And after I decide what to buy, the game of negotiation starts: I love that part of my jewel making process.

When I come home I spread my trophies on the table and look for great color or shape combinations. And then the process of imagination and thinking, and my jewel making process 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 preventing technical impossibilities in the production process or jewel making process.

After the thinking process is finished the jewel making process starts. 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. That is the hard part of my jewel making process. If so, then I search for different bead combinations, put some silver between the beads, or… start all over again. And over again, until the new jewel is a perfect piece of exclusive handmade jewelry: a new jewel for my collection.

Normally I finish the necklace with a magnetic clasp, which is so practical in putting a necklace around your neck, without fiddling around with small clasps.

Then I take the photos and list them in my shop, ready for you to buy or just have a look and enjoy. And the end of my jewel making process.

FlorenceJewelshop designs are :

  • 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 lightweight line
  • Alterations and custom made jewelry possible
  • Use of magnetic clasps for easy handling

These are the ingredients of my jewel making process.

FlorenceJewelshop in special places:

Online Gallery (for the Art Lover)
From Juli 5 2020 until now

CEK, Castricum Etalage Kunst (Shop Window Art in Castricum)
From Juli 3 to August 16, 2020

  • Lincherie, Bakkerspleintje Castricum
  • Bij Bakker, Dorpstraat 104, Castricum
  • Schoenmode Groot, Burg. Mooijstraat, Castricum
  • Voormalig pand Dikhoff, Bakkerspleintje, Castricum
jewel, Jewel making process


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The world is so beautiful, the people are great; we just have to pay attention that it stays that way.
Are you ready to go with me on those travels through my photos and beads?

Love to have you around!