About Izel Ang
Izel Ang started picking up Jewelry making when she stumbled upon a DIY Jewelry Making Craft book in the local library many years back. As an Engineering in training, she has a sturdy hand and a keen eyes for small details and fell in love with wires.
Being a curious person, she likes to question and experiment to find an answer to her questions. She tried out various mediums like wirework, stringing, knotting and experimented with swarovski crystals, semi precious stones and gemstones.
In 2005, she started teaching her learns in local communities, beading shops and clubs to help to educate those keen in learning the craft of Jewelry Making.
Before long, she was scouted by Swarovski Crystal's DIY section to be one of their Certified Instructor to help to educate learners more about their new styles and collections and teaches at their selected outlets.
In 2011, Izel Ang retired from her teaching and became a full time Mum. Through the years, she is still actively online, selling her own handmade pieces that portrays her styles.
Izelangdesigns in an online e-commerce site that Izel Ang sets up, selling her handmade pieces, so as to give her an outlet to continue to explore the journey of jewelry making.
Over time, she may have different ideas or styles that she will give it a try and offers them for Sale on the site. Working with different mediums or trying out different skill sets can bring out a different kind of styles that she may want to explore, being a Jewelry Designer.
About the Materials
Izel uses a mixture of materials that focus on 2 main points : Quality and Price
The main materials used are 14K Gold Filled and 925 Sterling Silver. 14K Gold Plated are occasionally use, and they are stated otherwise.
What is 14K Gold Filled :
A 14K gold fill piece is created by wrapping an actual layer of 14K gold around a jeweler's brass core (typically 90% copper and 10% zinc). By law, that layer of gold has to be 1/20th gold by weight - meaning that if you melt a piece of jewelry down, 5% of what is in the melting pot has to be gold. Because of the materials involved you can always be sure that 14K gold fill is also a nickel free material.
What is 14K Gold Plated :
A gold plated piece is created by dipping a specially prepared metal object into chemical solution. A chemical reaction then occurs so that a very thin layer of gold sticks to the surface of the metal, creating the visual appearance of gold. Because virtually any metal can be plated, there are no guarantees that a 14K gold plated item is nickel free.
What is 925 Sterling Silver :
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925