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

‘Artist of the month’ May 2021 at Online Galery

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


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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!