I consider my culture to be a unique resource from which I draw inspiration. Growing up in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally authentic cities has enhanced my designs and technique. Istanbul is like a layered mosaic of cultural, historical, architectural and spiritual influences. They are interconnected and merged in harmony, just like the wire-wrapped gemstones in my unique pieces of jewelry. My jewelry line consists of delicate geometric designs rendered in sterling silver, gold-filled metals and gemstones.
Having a Mediterranean culture and coming from one the most metropolitan cities in the world give me a different view of mixing easily my modern handcrafted hammered geometric shapes with old fashioned sparkled high quality gemstones.
My design ideas usually find first signs of life in my sketch papers, then I hand-form , file, hammer and polish the metal for my geometric shapes. I adorn these geometric shapes with faceted gemstones using wire wrapping methods.