Hola Said Lola is a family-owned brand producing artisanal polymer clay jewelry in the heart of Negros Island, Philippines.
Each of our pieces is completely handmade from scratch. Unless otherwise stated, all colors and designs found on our beads have been rendered without paint, i.e. we make use of various techniques to transform solid blocks of clay into unique designs. This means that a considerable amount of time and handwork has been put into each piece of jewelry. No two are exactly alike and production is very limited!
Each purchase supports an ethos of local craftsmanship and artistry inspired by the beauty of the Filipina.
Hola Said Lola is an homage to our Lolas (Lola is grandmother in Filipino) who are both creative individuals in their own right. Our maternal grandmother’s dexterity and unfailing eyesight allowed her to sculpt beautiful vases and bake intricate pastries in her prime. She now charitably devotes her time to hand-making rosaries. Our paternal grandmother was a jewelry-maker in the 80s. She continued to be a creative spirit until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008. “Hola” is one of the only words left in her vocabulary, but in every “hola” is an almost palpable “welcome home,” “nice to see you,” and “I love that you are here.”