SAK12 Turkish volcanic glass and textile necklace $90
SAK12 Turkish volcanic glass and textile necklace $90. Length 64cm. Weight 32gms. Another example of Turkish shabby chic! This comes from one of our favourite Turkish artisan jewellers, and is his own very personal variation on the Ottoman revival style made famous by designer Gonul Paksoy. Characteristic of this style is the use of upcycled elements, precious metals and/or stones, and elements that refer back to some real or mythical past. This pieces combines volcanic glass set in an organically-shaped metal bezel, with Turkish blue glass beads and upcycled fabric. This shabby chic look is very popular in Turkey just now - think of the frayed edges on some of Trelise Cooper's work. The fraying is part of the distinctive look.