Istanbul’s Recycled Jewelry Queen


I met Kamile at the Ferikoy Antique Bazaar on Sunday. She used to own a store near Galatasaray High School, where she sold her whimsical recycled treasures in the heart of Taksim. This is unique. Recycling is not a widely embraced or established system in Turkey. However, this artist creates unique jewelry out of antiques that have fallen into disrepair and recycled goods that she collects. For anyone who likes jewelry with a story, this is your artist. She sold her store to travel throughout India for the past year and a half. Some of her most interesting necklaces are created with the pieces of her grandfathers old watches. She is thoughtful, creative and truly lovely. Her company is called Dön Dön Dön Durmadan. You can find her blog here and another blogger’s report here.



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