Istanbul-based jewelry designer Derya Aksoy has created a full range of accessories based on
colorful and exotic butterflies. Each butterfly piece is made by transferring wing images onto sheer organza fabric and carefully arranges them brass and antique chains. On an interview with World Artisan Gems the artist says this about her inspirations:
“My biggest inspiration source is my surroundings. I’m a big fan of nature and I believe the most amazing designs/creations are already in the nature only not made by people. I mean look at the amazing patterns on animals, or color combinations on flowers, the veins on the wings of a tiny bug, there is no wrong, everything is so breathtakingly beautiful! My maze towards nature is definitely mirrors on my designs. The other one I would say is the culture I’m from. What I observed visually and emotionally when I was growing up definitely show themselves through my creations. I don’t plan to do so but that just happens, I believe that is same for all the other artists.”
You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Her unique jewelry can be purchased on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Derya Aksoy.
Found a great way to commemorate the cities you’ve visited and loved. North Carolina-based
goldsmith, Ola Shekhtman, has created these delicate bands of cityscapes that highlight the city’s popular landmarks. The Siberian born jewelry designer learned her craft in St. Petersburg, Russia and also attended 3d modeling courses in New York City. She has since created twelve iconic skylines which she sells at her Etsy shop, Shekhtwoman.
Images: Courtesy of Ola Shekhtman.
Jules Hogan is a freelance knitwear designer based in the UK. She has created this evolving line of fashion and home accessories on a re-conditioned knitting machine in her garden studio. On an interview with Folksy market place she says:
“My specialisation is knitted textiles, but I also have experience in print, embroidery, and colour prediction. In 2008 I started developing my own collection. This allows me to carry an idea through to the end product – quite often working for a client, you come up with the initial idea, knit the fabric and then wave it farewell as the company produces the final piece.”
Images: Courtesy of Jules Hogan.