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:
â€œMy biggest inspiration source is my surroundings. Iâ€™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 Iâ€™m from. What I observed visually and emotionally when I was growing up definitely show themselves through my creations. I donâ€™t plan to do so but that just happens, I believe that is same for all the other artists.â€
Images: Courtesy of Derya Aksoy.