Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BTW: My Turkish Designer

I've talked a lot about My Turkish friend that I ride the train with every day into Manhattan. She loves to take me shopping at the bead stores in the Garment District. We meet up for lunch and shop away! And well, what beader doesn't LOVE that? 


She has an eye for design, and pushes me to think differently about mine.  This project is not a combo I would have come up with, but well that is the fun of it all. She originally wanted lapis, but when I pointed out these pretty little midnight blue sandstone rounds she said YES! that's it.  But then she wanted a large charm attached. 


I was just asking her yesterday what it was about something large hanging off her bracelets that she likes so much? She says it adds just that little bit of (insert Turkish word). And our fellow Turkish friend is shaking her head violently in agreement. I'm still a bit in the dark on this topic, but I play along.


She has managed to grab my entire stash of left over tassels that come with my semi-precious stones. You know the ones you clip and throw aside?  She loves them, and begs me to attach them to her jewelry. But in this case she went for an ambulance cross in powder blue that she picked up on our bead shopping. She also asked for matching earrings. I have to say when she was showing off her new ensemble yesterday on the train she did look great in her design!

8 comments:

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautuful set!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Fabulous set! I love these blue cross beads. The dangling bead looks so cool.

Pearl Blay said...

I'm also curious what that Turkish word might mean! Elegant? Fun? Love the colors you used here!

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

How beautiful and striking, and what an excellent friend!

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, I love this color!!! Beautiful!!!
anytime we go to Rio! hahaha!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

be-rare! handmade jewelry said...

Beautiful jewelry. And I love "something large hanging off" my bracelets as well :)

kim said...

I would have to have 2 jobs if I was that close to all those bead stores! Beautiful bracelet!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Ha! agree!! it is an addiction to be sure!

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