“Creating Art with the Purpose of making Positivity Fashionable” has not been as hard as I thought it would be!! With so much Negativity out there, it is truly an amazing process to watch people naturally gravitate towards the Positivity reflected in Straight Path Jewlz!!” – Nasir Nolan
Nasir has always been comfortable wearing his beads around his neck; no matter the attire the beaded necklace completed his look. He felt a change was needed, he wanted beads that would represent his lifestyle and integrate the changes arising within him and his surroundings. In 2008 with a purpose filled vision he started on his journey that would shape a legacy for himself, his two beautiful daughters; as well as begin to build a strong community worldwide. With hard work, understanding, embraced trials, and a commitment to create positivity that could be worn by all Straight Path Jewlz (SPJ) was born.
These custom beaded necklaces are dichroic blown glass art pieces that represent a message of positivity, they are beaded with flawless quality, integrity, boundless creativity, love, and all by hand. They are inspired by many different forms of expression from music, poetry, art, film and fashion. Exclusive and custom to each individual the piece represents knowledge, experience, strength, and hope. Those who wear SPJ pieces are dubbed extended family members of Nasir’s movement. These family members come from many different walks of life and do not just live in the United States. SPJ pieces are worn by new family in Australia, Africa, Germany, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Japan and many more. SPJ is ever evolving, and Nasir welcomes the challenge of bringing the ideas of his new family members to fruition. The pieces are unique to each customer from the image inside the glass pendants, to the beauty in the color scheme of the beading.
Nasir has had the honor of creating timeless pieces for influential leaders and legends. In honor of Nelson Mandela, he constructed a stunning memorial piece for Mandela’s grandson. For each of the families of Hip Hop Legends J Dilla, Sean Price and Big Proof he crafted a piece that was dedicated to their music and memory. “I knew it would be big but it has surpassed my expectations, long after I am gone my art will remain and will be passed down through families’ generation to generation,” says Nasir Nolan. The SPJ family includes big names from the Hip Hop industry; names like NAS, MOS DEF, CHALI 2NA, ROSA CLEMENTE, RAKIM, BROTHER ALI, GHOSTFACE, JEAN GRAE, TECH NINE, PHAROAH MONCH, WHOSANE, WIZ KHALIFA, just to name a few. They also have been worn in countless music videos, on VH1, MTV, REVOLT TV, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON AND THE GRAMMYS. They have made appearances in numerous publications; such as Modern Drummer magazine, Complex, The Source, XXL, Respect Magazine, and The Advocate.
Nasir has received countless emails and phone calls from the SPJ family expressing that the Jewlz are worn for self-empowerment; each piece is a symbol of courage and focus serving as a talisman reminding them to do the next right thing.
If you are interested in a distinctive, custom crafted pendent that will guide your positivity, help remind you of your journey or honor the memory of a loved one, please contact me with your chosen color scheme and image. Inshallah ﷲ(God-willing), we will make it happen and be honored to call you family.