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BOLD- sterling silver adjustable cocktail RING, dommed, with copper roses flowers

Saturday, April 30, 2011

BOLD- sterling silver adjustable cocktail RING, dommed, with copper roses flowers



Elegant. Unique. Bold.

I decorated this dommed sterling silver adjustable cocktail ring with copper flower roses and swirls. I polished the roses and the swirl to a mirror shine to make them pop up as an accent.

This ring is my own design.

The ring's diameter is a bit more than 1 inch (2.8 cm)

It is an adjustable ring. Ready for shipment.

All my jewelry is handcrafted by me in Turkey and it is new, unworn. The ring will come in a cute gift pouch which I offer for free. Shipping upon receiving of cleared Paypal payment by registered air mail through Turkish Post. Approximative delivery time: 4-8 days to Europe, 6-16 days to U.S.A. and Canada.

PayPal payment only.

If you have a problem with jewelry purchased from me, as long as the damage is not due to an intentional abuse, my warranty coves the repair. I also offer free repair of minor wear and tear. Be ready to pay the shipping both ways.

I highly appreciate your positive feedback which is an excelent way to tell me that you received your order:)

Buy this ring on etsy.com for USD 89.99

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Skinny Thin Stackable Textured Brass Rings- Made to order in your size

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Skinny Thin Stackable Textured Brass Rings- Made to order in your size
A delicate set of 3 stackable/ stacking/ stack rings, thin skinny textured bands.



This set has 3 brass hammered textured bands. It is entirely hand crafted by me and it will be MADE TO ORDER for you in YOUR requested SIZE. I use 18 gauge (1 mm) brass wire.

Available in any size from 4 to 12, including half and quarter sizes.

If you want a set of rings with a different number of rings, juste convo me. Also pls check out all my other stack rings.

Please include your true ring size when ordering. If you need help figuring out your ring size please visit:

http://www.bluenile.com/pdf/bluenile_ringsizer_copyright2008.pdf


All my jewelry is handcrafted by me and it is new, unworn. The rings come in a cute gift pouch which I offer for free. I ship right within 1-2 business days after receiving cleared payment through registered air mail of Turkish Post. Approximative delivery time: 4-8 days to Europe, 6-16 days to U.S.A. and Canada.

PayPal payment only.

If you have a problem with jewelry purchased from me, as long as the damage is not due to intentional abuse, my warranty coves the repairs. I also offer free repair of minor wear and tear. Be ready to pay the shipping both ways.

Buy this set of rings from etsy.com for USD 6.99
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Turk's head knot soft flexible sterling silver ring, hand tied



Turk's head knot sterling silver flexible braided ring hand tied

Sweet. Simple. Elegant.


This beautiful ring is hand tied and it is made with one continuous piece of pure silver wire coiled around a nylon string. The thin twisted wire makes the ring flexible, soft and very comfortable to wear. It can be worn by people who suffer from arthritis too.
The ring has 6 leads and 13 bights.

This style of braiding is called kazaz. Kazaz technique is specific only to a city in the northern side of Turkey, called Trabzon. This thin fine silver wire coiled around a thin nylon string can be found only in Turkey and it is specific only to kazaz tecnique.

Ring size: approx US 7 1/2. Width measures 1/2 in (1.1 cm).

Since this ring is flexible, it will stretch slightly.

If you need help figuring out your ring size please visit:
http://www.bluenile.com/pdf/bluenile_ringsizer_copyright2008.pdf
Always measure your fingers when they are warm. Never measure your fingers when they are cold.

This ring is ready for shipment. I will ship this ring in a cute gift pouch. Shipping upon receiving of cleared Paypal payment by registered air mail through Turkish Post. Approximative delivery time: 4-8 days to Europe, 6-16 days to U.S.A.


PayPal payment only.

Buy this ring from etsy.com for USD 36.99
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Sterling Silver Turks Head Knot Ring - hand tied

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Last night it was horrible. The pain didn't let me sleep and today was mostly spent in hospital. Again. The doctor prescribed to me two strong antibiotics and a pain killer. I hope the treatment will work fast. I can't do much since I feel so weak. I spent the rest of the day making hand tied Turks head knot rings. I love making them. What makes this silver ring so special is the fact that the ring is flexible. The special kazaz silver string makes the ring flexible: a very thin fine silver (999 silver) string (thin like the hair it is) coiled around a nylon string. I hope tomorrow I will take new pictures :)

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Sterling silver chainmaille mesh lace cuff bracelet wide lacy motif

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Elegant. Feminine. Romantic.

Sterling silver chainmaille mesh lace cuff bracelet wide lacy motif



With its delicate look, this bracelet adds a very feminine touch to your outfit. It has a lacy motif which gives a suple feel and a romantic look.


It measures approximatelly 3/4 in (1.9 cm) width and 7 3/4 in (20 cm) length and it weights 28.5 gr (0.96 oz).


This beautiful bracelet is hand crafted in Beypazari,a small town near the capital of Turkey, Ankara. Beypazari is famous for its remarkable and distinguished silver craftmanship schools that dates back from the old times of the Ottoman empire. The secrets of this craftmanship is passed from father to son for centuries.

You can order this bracelet here (from etsy.com) for USD 89.99.

Sterling silver chainmaille mesh lace cuff bracelet wide lacy motif


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Turk's head knot sterling silver flexible braided ring

Friday, February 04, 2011

Sweet. Simple. Elegant.




This beautiful ring is made with one continuous piece of fine sterling silver twisted wire. The twisted wire makes the ring flexible, soft and very comfortable to wear. It has 3 strands of coiled wire, 6 leads and 13 bights.


Ring size: approx US 6 1/2. Width measures 1/2 in (1.3 cm).
Since this ring is flexible, it will stretch slightly.


If you need help figuring out your ring size please visit
http://www.bluenile.com/pdf/bluenile_ringsizer_copyright2008.pdf


You can order this ring here (US 25.00)  

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My Janome sewing machine or my journey in Janome land (Ankara'da Janome dikiş makinası yetkili bayi ve servis)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

janome sewing machine, janome 423s, janome dikiş makinası
I recently bought a sewing machine,  actually it is my second sewing machine. My first one was a Singer Mars II, it was OK for my simple sewing projects, mostly table runners, pillow covers and sometimes a skirt. I wanted a stronger machine for more challenging projects: bags. Making bags means sewing through many thick layers of fabric, lining, interfacing, leather, straps, zippers, cords etc. I usually do a lot of online researching before buying a gadget for myself, and I read a lot of reviews and comments on forums over internet, I watched videos on YouTube, and  finally I decided on a Janome, model 423s. I found a Janome dealer's address in Ankara. Most of sewing machine sellers and dealers are in an old district of Ankara called Ulus. It was quite late when I bought the machine and frankly speaking the guy from shop wasn't very helpful, I guess he was already thinking the dinner... but I was too excited to get this machine as soon as possible.

janome sewing machine, janome 423s, janome dikiş makinası I am not a very experienced sewer,  but I also can't say I haven't previously used a sewing machine... Sadly I got stuck with sewing many thick layers of fabrics: I got many ugly loops on the under side of the fabric. And so my Sisif work began:  I changed the tension, re-threaded the bobbin, re threaded the needle, changed the needle, tried to use the zipper foot, tried to support the foot with a ruler, tried to sew on the lining too but every time I got those many ugly loops on the under side of the fabric. The foot couldn't be lowered too much as the thickness of the layers wouldn't permit this. I asked questions on sewing forums over internet, and nice people really tried to help me with their advices but it didn' help much. The best advice was to take my sewing projects and go to a Janome dealer/service and show them the project and ask for their help.I didn't go to the Janome dealer from where I bought my machine, I was lucky to  found another Janome dealer. They listened to me and my pain. This 3 guys make the difference. The lady from left patiently showed me how to adjust the thread from bobbin by using a small screw driver. God knows I had tried so many ways but it didn't cross my mind that the bobbin thread's tension could be adjusted too. The guy was so patient too, he even taught me how to do free embroidery.

Three times I came over to their shop and today I asked their permission to write about them and to take their pictures. Sometimes, being a foreigner isn' very easy, different cultures, communication issues, but nice people can make a big difference.


janome sewing machine, janome 423s, janome dikiş makinası
This young lady sat down beside me for hours and showed me how to adjust my machine. She was nice enough tolet me have her personal cell no so I could call her whenever I would need help with my sewing projects.
Thank you Yeşim! I have a feeling that I will call you pretty soon :)







Did İ mention that İ saw and touched the sewing machine of my all dreams: a Horizon? İt is really a piece of jewelry and İ hope when İ will grow up İ will get one. The AccuFeed system is amazing. Feeds your top layer of fabric in perfect sync with the bottom on everything from thick quilt sandwiches to fine heirloom fabrics.
Barış bey showing Janome Memory Craft 7700 QCP Horizon
Janome dealer in Ankara (Janome dikiş makinası yetkili bayi ve servis): Gülbay Makina,
Address: Hükümet Cad. No: 5/20, Ulus, Ankara.
Tel: 0312-311 34 14

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Keerpash Scarf - a new scarf knitting pattern

Friday, November 26, 2010

İ am pretty busy nowadays. Same time İ am knitting and writing the instructions for a new knitting pattern: Keerpash Scarf. Dont't ask how on earth İ chose this name for this pattern... İt's the nickname of a friend of mine and it means small hedgehog in Turkish.

İ took a pic with for this W.İ.P. (work in progress in knitter's language :) ... ) But İ am still waiting for a less cloudy day to take a better picture in order to show the lovely texture of this stitch pattern which somehow resembles the falling of last leaves late in autumn.



My gauge was 17 sts x 23 rows for 4'' / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch with US 8 / 5.00 mm knitting needles.

Even the pattern stitch looks complicated, it is actually pretty easy. İt only requires knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, skp and centered double decrease stitches.

İ am using a lovely yarn from Fibra Natura, Sensational Superwash 100 % Merino wool. İ love this yarn. İ am in awe. Each skein has 50 grams and İ guess 2 skeins will be enough for this project. My scarf has 5 '' width. İ will include, as usual, instructions for a wider scarf. Always be aware that a wider scarf means more yarn!

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Knit a scarf - scarf pattern

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Serzany scarf knitting pattern available! İt's finally ready!!!

serzany scarf knitting pattern, malabrigo knitting pattern, neck warmer knitting pattern
Serzany scarf knitting pattern is now available. Serzany is a beautiful lacy scarf which features a lovely and deep textured stitch pattern too. İt is a quick and easy scarf to knit and it is a knitting pattern for beginner. İ used Malabrigo merino worsted for this project. İ love the softness of this yarn. İt shows so beautifully the beauty of the textured stitch pattern. Although the stitch pattern seems quite complicated, it is actually very easy: it only requires knit, purl, ssk, k2tog and yarn over stitches. İ used only one skein of Malabrigo merino worsted. The chart included in the written instructions from pattern makes so easy getting a wider or longer scarf. Don't forget that making a wider or longer version of this scarf requires more yarn.



Size: one size

Finished size: 55½ in / 140 cm long and 5 in / 12 cm wide.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted  (100% wool, 100 gr/skein, 210 yards/192 meters, color Red Java 79), 1 skein.

Needles: US8 /5.00 mm needle or size to obtain the gauge. Gauge is not important for this project.

Notions: Yarn needle.

Gauge: 18 sts x 23 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in St stitch. Gauge is not important for this project.

Skill Level: easy.

You can buy this pattern through Paypal (no account required). Credit card holders: You don't need a paypal account. Click the Buy Now button and it will give you the option to pay with credit card without signing up for a Paypal account.

Price: USD 4.95

Do not resale the pattern. You can sale items made using the instructions from this pattern.


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it's cold

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

İt's so cold outside. İt's a cold November day. A wet cold November day. İ wish İ could drink a hot chocolate. İ ran off of it but it is so cold, İ won't go out just for it. İ prefer to stay curled up in sofa bed covered with a thick wool blanket. Sometimes it raines then it stops. İ watch TV but actually the TV is only turned on...The noise from TV makes me sleep and then İ start to dream that İ am on holiday with lots of friends, my former classmates from highschool...

İt is such a long way till next Spring...
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Belen Scarf - knitting pattern for unisex scarf

Saturday, August 21, 2010

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Unisex reversible scarf. The pattern is very easy to memorize and it creates a textured lovely fabric. The scarf is reversible. İt only use 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. To better show the textured fabric  for this project İ recommend solid colors. The stitch pattern is suitable for scarves for man, woman, and even children.


Skill Level: very easy (only knit and purl stitches)

Gauge: 17 sts x 20 rows = 4 ” in St st with US 8 (5 mm) needle.


Width: 7 1/2 ” (19 cm)
Length: 58 1/2 ” (149 cm)


Written instructions include a chart of stitch pattern too.

The scarf in the picture is test knitted by Paula Muehlhauser. The model is Michele Moyer.

USD 4.95   (you will buy the written instructions for the knitting pattern, NOT the scarf).

Do not resale the pattern. You can sale items made using the instructions from this pattern.

Working on a new knitting pattern

Monday, August 09, 2010

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Today İ worked on a new knitting pattern: Belen - an unisex scarf. The stitch pattern is very easy to remember, it resembles only knit and purls stitches. And it is reversible which is very good for scarves. İ made the pdf file and now İ am looking for test knitters. İ posted a message on ravelry and İ already got a few replies. İ am pretty excited and İ hope İ would find a test knitter willing to knit it up quite quickly.


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birthday week

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This week it is my birthday. Last year İ celebrated it with my relatives: İ made so many sweets and pastries, and it was great to have all of them beside me on that day. This year it will be different. So different. Cause everything is changed. İ was just  thinking of that, wow, during one year how many things changed. Things, situations, ciircumstances. İf İ draw the line, if İ could only draw the line...and make the total....but now İ feel to tired. This week İ can be tired cause it is my birthday week.

Back to knitting. İ have started a new project: a realtive asked me for a neck warmer. İn Constanta-Romania winters are pretty harsh, the weather has no mercy so İ decided for a 100% wool yarn that would keep my relatative warm. Soon İ will post pictures with this new project: a scarf with a very easy to memorize textured pattern. İ choose a dark red, a kind of raspberry red, for a dark taned person. Pics to be posted soon :)
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Translation into Swedish for Ameeta Scarf knitting pattern

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Thanks to a great friend, the Ameeta Scarf knitting pattern is available into Swedish language too. Carola was so kind that she translated the  pattern from English to Swedish.

This knitting pattern is easy to knit. The pattern stitch is easy to remember too, it requires only knit and purl stitches and it produces a very textured fabric which is reversible too. The scarf is unisex, it can be worn by men and women too, it only depends on the color scheme.

Ameeta scarf free knitting pattern in Swedish.

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Home made Turkish pizza with mushrooms and ceddar cheese. Kaşarlı mantarlı Pide

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

mantarlı kaşarlı pide, mantarli kasarli pide, Turkish pizza with mushrooms and cedar cheese
İt has been snowing since yesterday. İ am stuck at home. The wind makes almost impossible going out. Whenever İ look through the window İ feel so cold: there is so much snow everywhere. The roads are covered with snow and İ barely see people walking outside. İ thought that the smell of something baked in the oven would change this cold air at home. İ found a recipe on internet for a home made traditional Turkish pizza with mushrooms and cedar cheese (mantarlı kaşarlı pide). İ am pretty brave when it comes to try new recipe especially from internet and without even any single comment or review. But this project was a real success and İ like so much the smell of pizza while it is baking in the oven.  My parents enjoyed an unusual lunch. İt was for the first time when they had Turkish pizza. İ also prepared ayran (yoghurt mixed with water, another traditional Turkish drink. Actually the mixture of yoghurt and water is beaten well until it gets foamy).

Now İ should return to my knitting project: a sweater for my friend in Ankara. Somehow it is my first big project, until now İ just worked on small projects like vests, tops, tunics or tanks, scarves and hats, and many bags İ can say. İ will post soon pictures with my work in progress.

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