My name is Ilse and I have been working in healthcare for quite some time. In 2016, when I was a widow for 5 years already, I met my second great love Bas.

He fascinated me with pearls. I then went into the knotting of pearl chains and restoration. I also became infected with the pearl virus.

In addition, due to my many travel experiences, I was already interested in special beads in the world. I also make remembrance jewelry, for example, buttons from garments of your loved one (see my profile photo).

Together with my partner Bas we are now in markets and we travel to special places where beads and pearls can be found, in order to share our passion with people who want a unique piece of jewelry with a story.