Vintage Inspired Pearl Bridal Jewelry by Sukran

Friday, December 31, 2010

Sultana Bahyar Handmade Lace Necklace with sensual elegance


My last old world handmade lace design necklace for 2010.....

Thank you very much for all your visits to my online boutique in 2010.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!

Love,
Sukran Kirtis

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sultana Karen Luxury and Extreme Elegance with Handmade Gold Lace Earrings



My latest handmade lace earrings Sultana Karen evokes the supremely feminine luxurious and extreme elegance...

Classy braun with gold filled wire and added to the motif shades of olive green Ottoman embroidery silk thread..

AAA grade lemon quartz teardrop briolettes accompanies to 14 kt.gold filled hammered linked chain below the 14 kt gold filled earring post....

The center piece of Sultana Karen earrings measure 1 1/4 inches(3 cm) in diameter,the length is 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Silvermist Handmade Lace Ring with grade AA jade and Tiger eye





I just listed my new lace design ring on my Etsy Shop...This ring is perfect for bride with any custom order, looks dainty and elegant....
I am also working on another signature lace design necklace to embellish some motifs with japanese gold embroidery thread...Hopefully it'll be done sometimes tomorrow.....

New year is on the way.....I wish at least one goal to reach for you in the new one:)) Wish best and good luck....

Monday, December 27, 2010

Caftan Show




The kaftans worn by the Ottoman sultans constitute one of the most splendid collections of Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. Some of them were so precious that they were given as rewards to important dignitaries and victorious generals during elaborate religious festivals (see the "khalat" article).


Kaftans[1] were often embroidered on the front and on the sleeves, but like everything else under the Ottomans, there was a strict hierarchical order in the colours, patterns, ribbons and buttons, which were chosen according to the rank of the person to whom they were presented.
While in the 14th century large patterns and subdued colours were used, these became both smaller and brighter in the next century.


Palestinian derwish wearing a striped kaftan in 1913
By the second half of the 17th century, the most precious fabrics were those with 'yollu': vertical stripes with various embroideries and small patterns, the so-called "Selimiye" fabrics.
Most fabrics were manufactured in Istanbul and Bursa, but some came from as far as Venice, Genoa, Persia, India and even China. Each had very specific characteristics and was named accordingly: there was velvet, aba, bürümcük, canfes, gatma, gezi, diba, hatayi, kutnu, kemha, seraser, serenk, zerbaft , tafta and many others; the most often used colours were 'China blue', 'Turkish red', violet, "pişmis ayva" or cooked quince, and saffron yellow.
The Topkapı Museum, Istanbul, possesses a large collection of Turkish kaftans and textiles.[2]

Source is from Wikipedia

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Amelie Handmade Textile Crocheted Lace Necklace


Tomorrow I'll be able to list my new design of necklace on my Etsy shop...It is an exquisite piece of lace design jewelry...Color combination is gorgeous with romantic gypsy look...
I am so happy to be able to finish and publish my new designs:))
Stay warm my lovely friends:)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Recent Work :)




These are my recent old world lace design necklaces...I will give more detail on each piece on my Etsy shop...I just wanted you to take a look before listing...
Talk to you soon:))

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Handmade Lace Large Heart Ring




Earlier, I mentioned crocheting hearts...As I was crocheting I came up with an idea to crochet together two hearts creating a three dimensional heart ring. I started with very fine sterling silver wire and embellished the hearts with an abundance of lilac, honeysuckle pink and antique gold vintage seed beads. One side has AAA grade fresh water pearls on a lace motif with real japanese embroidery silver thread. The other side of the heart is divided in two halves. One half being made of antique gold seed beads and the other half being made of a bordered of lilac and honeysuckle seed beads. The ring rest on the third side and is connected to a sterling silver hand forged adjustable band......The hearts measures 1.75 inches(4.5 cm)
It is a very unusual yet feminine piece....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Problem with laptop!!!!

I am sorry I haven't published my Radiance old World Lace design necklace for several days.My computur crashed and I lost all my files...I will start publishing my new designs on My Etsy shop as soon as possible...Thank you very much for all your views...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sultana SAHPERAN Handmade Old world Lace Design Necklace



This necklace is one of my old world crocheted lace design which has copyright..
It is a very unique pattern from my ancestors design and I wanted to make improvements to keep it alive....The design is the same but the colors and combinations are never duplicated...
I wanted to share my new necklace firstly on my blogspot before I list on my etsy shop tomorrow.

The necklace is very shinny, delicate yet durable. I've used very fine Ottoman embroidery silk thread,aquamarine gemstone,grade AA freshwater pearl,beautiful amber and bronze colored Austrian crystals and mauve colored vintage seed beads...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Elegance with Earthy Colors



I enjoyed very much to create this elegant treasury with earthy color items. I loved the result how it blended perfectly. And you can find my handmade lace necklace(le collier de dentelle)as well.Please check it out this beautiful treasury and great shops...
xoxo
Sukran

Stairway to Heaven



I created this beautiful treasury with gorgeous items and their great pictures..And now nice to share with my visitors.....

Monday, December 6, 2010

My Metalwork Designs



I love to work with metal such as sterling silver and copper to create unique pieces.
I like to add texture to my pieces by handstamped or handrolled techniques and I like the contrast between copper and silver. After finishing the piece I like to give it a patina treatment to see details and variety of colors...

I would define my metal designs as abstract..
Here are few picture of my metalwork. You caan find my metalworks on my second shop at Etsy/skaan

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Textile materials create unique designs



Being in the textile industry for many years I've had the good fortune to be able to collect many different types of fabric. I am always looking and collecting different textile materials. I wanted to create designs using variety of these textures. So I shaped green organza into the shape of pedals and layered them, onto a pad of cotton. In the middle of the pedals I placed an oval shaped black cotton with rhinestones and my handmade lace motifs with a cranberry colored diamond cut crystal... Connected these piece on a velvet ribbon...And the ends of the ribbon are embellished with the same black cotton with rhinestones...
You'll be able to wrap around your rest several times with this elegant velvet ribbon.
It seems to have quite a Victorian look
I hope you enjoy this gorgeous design...

Recently I've been crocheting hearts and I would like to share this pattern with you.I believe this can be use in many different places....For example for your Valentines gift wrap, scrapbooking, birthday cards. This crochet heart can be used for all occasions..
This is the pattern:
Ch(chain stitch)tr(triple crochet)dc(double crochet)
4 ch,3 tr into first chain,3 dc, 1 ch,1 tr, 1 ch, 3 dc, 3 tr, 3 ch into center
I would love to see the finish product on my blogspot or Facebook. If you have a hard time I will explain it on my Fb with a video and you can also find it on google. I plan to use this heart in some of my upcoming designs you'll be able to see more pictures..



The weekend is fast approching and I wish everyone can have a great one...
Sukran Kirtis

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Romance and Ruffles



first picture from left is Christian Louboutin
second picture on the right top is from houseinrose blogspot
third picture on the left at the bottom line is from blogbridesmaid
fourth picture on the right at the bottom line is from health.com

Where would romance be without ruffles?
My view is that ruffles are an essential part of romance in textiles. I see ruffles as sensual innocence. Ruffles leave sexuality as a mystery. It doesn't matter where the ruffles are they speak of understated excitement. Even in nature we find ruffles such as the rose. Roses come in many colors but the ruffle of the pedals give it a certain meaning..
I chose these items for my collection to show how diverse and sensual ruffles can be.
If you have different vision, I would love you to share with me....

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale on Handmade Lace Jewelry



Till Monday midnight (11/29) my store will be giving a %15 discount on all my handmade lace design. Coupon code is Saleonlace....We wish you a happy holiday:)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Four Leaf Clover Japanese Real Silver Thread Bracelet and Family Crest



I've just finished this four leaf clover bracelet. Inspired by timeless treasures, I've crocheted many silver clovers using Japanese real silver thread with an abondenes of faceted grade AA rhodolite garnet and grade AAA fresh water pearls..
If you didn't know the four leaf clover has an interesting meaning. One leaf is for FAITH..The second for HOPE...The third for LOVE...And the fourth for LUCK.....Four leaf clovers are very rare to find that's why I've made them for you....
And I'll try to list in my Etsy shop in couple days...




While I was looking thru some old photos, I came accrossed this photo that shows my grandmother and her sibling and her mom and dad. I am fortunate to know that my families history goes back 500 years in Istanbul/ Turkey...We have our crest is in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul...

I hope you will have good luck all week
Sukran Kirtis

Friday, November 19, 2010

My old world signature lace design necklace with a contemporary connection



I took the picture just to share with you today. I will take this necklace tomorrow to display in my spot at the St.Pete Holiday Festival...
I also plan to share my new designs in couple days on my blogspot

I need to be off now to see my new display furniture for the festival...c

Have a wonderful weekend
Sukran Kirtis

Monday, November 15, 2010

Veralu Victorian style Lace Design Bracelet with Vintage Rhinestones





I've been working on some of new designs. I believe I'll be able to list this Vintage look bracelet on my Etsy shop tomorrow . My handcrafted grandma pattern lace design bracelet is made with japanese fine silk thread and vintage rhinestones..
And also I finished this beautiful bracelet with a magnetic copper toggle easy to use..





This afternoon I also listed two more different designs on my Etsy shop.. I give all my deep love and care to my designs after this long process and now I would love to hear your comment...


Stay warm
Sukran

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I've created a handmade lace pendant with Japanese silk thread for your Gift Collection


I have a new listing in my Etsy shop...It is an absolutely beautiful, shinny pendant with very fine silk,gold metallic thread and satin ribbon. Cranberry colored diamond cut Austrian crystals and golden freshwater pearls embellished to this silk lace motif..
Please see more details in my listing

I've been working on my other projects that I mentioned before....
I hope to share with you from my online boutique in couple days...
lol
Sukran Kirtis

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Women in Power

I have two pictures of two beautiful, powerful women in the history to share with their wedding dress and short life stories.



Queen Victoria who introduced the concept of a "white wedding" to the world. White has long been accepted as the traditional color of the wedding dress, but wedding gowns were not always white. Most weddings at that time were more colorful. The wedding dress was a practical garment, expected to be worn again on many occasions. Queen Victoria's choice of a white wedding gown was unusual not only for a bride but also for a monarch. The marriage of Queen Victoria to her cousin Albert of Saxe- Coburg in 1840 Victoria’s dress was of rich white satin, trimmed with orange flower blossoms. The headdress was a wreath of orange flower blossoms, and over this a beautiful veil of Honiton lace, worn down. By the 1890’s almost every woman could realize her dream of being married in a “new” wedding dress.




Queen Soraya
with Shah Reza 1953 who was wife of King Amanullah Khan of Afghanistan; as Queen she was an outspoken feminist leader. Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiary 'the princess with a sad eyes' was the first wife of former Iranian Shah Reza Pahlavi. She was beautiful and glamurous, still she couldn't give to Shah so wanted children and the marriage had to end. This one happens to be one of the most romantic and sad royal love stories of the past century. They say their love never died despite the fact that they was forced to devorce.

She bacame a prominent member of high society. She died, by some sources - from the broken heart, in Paris.

Sources from Bellaonline.com,wikipedia.org,wikimedia.org,cVictoriana magazine

I feel so rich to share with you theese two powerful, beautiful women in love
Have a great week
Sukran

Monday, November 1, 2010

le collier de dentelle



I will list my new old world lace design necklace in my Etsy shop after I add the connection on it. I couldn't wait to finish completly to share with my audiences in my online boutique.

Just beautiful as the leaves touch the ground
Just delicate as the wind whisper to the edge
Captivating colors in your hand
Just say hi
whatever the wind blows to your new age....
xo
Sukran

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Native American Art Pine needle Baskets by Sukran Kirtis



When I arrived the USA 9 years ago, I saw the pineedle baskets by Dave D'Angelis at Ybor City Saturday market and loved it.. He has been making baskets over 40 years.. And I feel so honored to have learned this beautiful art from him...I will always be appreciative of his art and friendship....Theese are the pictures from Tampa Art Emporium with my lace & metal jewelry and pineneedle baskets.
Talk to you soon,
xo

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New piece with Japanese Gold thread and Silk


I've been working on this piece recently. I am using Japanese Gold thread,very fine silk, swarovski crystals and AAA grade freshwater pearl so far.
I don't want to give more details right now but it looks absolutely gorgeous.
I plan to finish someday next week but my baby is my boss:)I need to pray if he would be a good boy than I can be able to publish the end of the week.I have my fingers crossed:)
xo,

Beautiful Day at the Art Show in Tampa Bay Area


I finished three of my handmade old world lace design necklaces in last couple weeks to attempt the Art Show today in Tampa Bay Area. I received amazing compliments of my jewelry. I want to thank to all my visitors...
I love to be part of art shows not just as a vendor as a visitor also.I love to see so many talented artists,so many people to share ideas,some shopping,quick but delicious food and ofcourse beautiful music accommadate to your day.
I like to remind you how I create theese very delicate and gracefull necklaceses.I use very fine silk thread with every single stitch has a seed bead. This design is absolutely for distinquished ladies....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Listen to your coziness



I found some pretty home decor pictures with lace...How cozy,soft and beautiful look...
White and green
just to get relax
in a nice and clean room
with autumn smell
and a cup of warm coffee in your hands...

Have a great week
Xo
Sukran

from the top on your left first image:craftstew.com
from the top on your right second image:crochetsoiree.com
at the bottom on your left third image:Shariann Designs.com
at the bottom on your right fourth image:thisnext.com

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Drawing a story on my Lace Earrings



I have no charcoal to draw your black eyes
but I have deep imagination to see
your passion and love on your red lips
Give me your pure heart to write my words
Let's imagine us
on the white puffy clouds........

This is my story to create theese earrings
The life has so many surprises to create your story
I wish the best story in your life.....

Theese earrings are meant to inspire
to be little bit sexy
and
bold romantic
with black onyx
cranberry colored swarovski crystal
Vintage seed beads
and
Japanese silver embriodery thread
accentuated with wire wrap to the stones

I will list on my etsy shop this weekend
with love
Sukran

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lace Pendant with Abstract Wire Wrap


I am excited to show you this piece I am working on.It is similar to my tears of pearl lace pendant with wire wrap. I replaced the pearl with grade AA rhodolite garnet I just took the picture it was at night and doesn't show so well. I should be able to post it to my Etsy shop this weekend with the nice pictures!!!!!
I hope everyone has a good week ..
Sukran

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Fall Festival of Art

This weekend (25th-26th/10) I will be participating at the Fall Art Festival held at Tyrone Square Mall in St.Petersburg/Florida. There will be many great artisans. PARC is the major sponsor of this event. PARC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.
I am proud to be part of this event.

Vogue Gallery

Vogue Gallery

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Update on Tiffany Lace Earrings


I am about the finish this tiffany lace earrings. I've been working on them for about ten days, they are looking absolutely stunning. Before listing on my etsy shop I wanted to share with you.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1905's portrait


John Singer Sargent's portrait of Miss Eden shows the fashionable full breast low neckline and masses of hair associated with the Gibson girl,1905
She is too beautiful, gorgeous and soft. I think I already designed a necklace in my mind. As soon as I finish my gold lace design earrings I would love to post some skeches of the design or at least beginnig of the process and my supplies.
Sincerely
Sukran

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thanks for the compliment of my lace jewelry

I am a member of Artisan/jewelry designers Ltd. and couple days ago I received a message with a very kind compliment of my jewelry from a very talented jewelry artist Michelle York.

"I am in awe of your workmanship and the level of creativity! You are a master of your craft. .I appreciate so much what you are doing. Truly a labor of love, that is obvious."

I owe very special thanks for her kind remarks. It is very nice for a person of talent to appreciate your work. I was interested to learn that Michelle started to design jewelry 25 years ago after she received the of tools from her father. She has even featured some of her pieces on the big screen. Thank you again for making my day,
Click here please to see Michelle's website
I wish everyone to have a wonderful weekend
Sukran

Friday, September 17, 2010

Handmade lace earrings for japanese a gold woven wedding dress


I've been working on theese earrings in which I was inspired by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura's a gold thread woven wedding dress..I felt to compliment this beautifuly designed wedding dress with my handmade lace earrings. I chose cinnamon and gold colors to gracefully complete this picture. I have found myself working extremely diligent on theese earrings. I am spending a lot of time to make sure that the finish is absolutely flawless.
I should be able to finish the earrings in a week

Monday, September 13, 2010

Japanese Gold Thread with my Handmade Lace Jewelry Design


Just the few days ago I oredered very interesting threads.This threads are used in ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou Dynasty China. Examples of surviving Chinese chain stitch embroidery worked in silk thread have been dated to the Warring States period (5th-3rd century BC)
I will feature theese threads in my handmade lace jewelry design as theese threads have been used for centuries to embroider beautiful artwork. My reason for using Japanese gold thread it keeps its luster for generations. Unlike %2 gold thread which will tarnish overtime. This is why I leave the choice of threads to my clients discreation for their custom order.
I also like to mention the piece I just finished it is a turquoise colored lace design in which I fused an abstract element of technique which is wire wrap. This is a lovely combination of vintage and contemporary.

Handmade Spark - Sukran kirtis Classiques - handmade lace jewelry and victorian lace jewelry

Handmade Spark - Sukran kirtis Classiques - handmade lace jewelry and victorian lace jewelry

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Take a deep breath....




There are lots of amazing stores on Etsy.
First picture is from peacockgypsy on Etsy. Pair Candelabra Mantle Lamps Porcelain Flowers Boudoir Vanity Powder Room.
Second photo is Royal furniture bedroom from Antique furniture blog.
Third photo is from Architecture and furniture designs magazine.This is the antique bathroom in contemporary life style.
Fourth photo is of a Victorian lace pillows from Lace'n'ribbon roses blogspot and last photo is Breathtaking Jeweled Sea Whispers Chandelier from sheriscrystals shop on Etsy.
"Everything with lace" amazingly beautiful,soft even with lots of color combination,elegant, delicately gorgeous.Just to have and watch with all your feelings for rest of your life. I tried to give you some pretty views to have feeling about it.
Sweet dreams
Sukran

Friday, September 10, 2010

LilaRose Jewel



My other Etsy friend is LilaRoseJewel
I met her after viewing her beautiful treasury named "Always Black and White"
I would love to thank her to include my classic Aurore black & white signature lace design bracelet. Her collection in this treasury is absolutely classic beauty of Black & White.I am also so happy to be with the all the other artists in this classic treasury
When I visited her shop which has very unique handmade items I especially loved her DAMASK,NEW EARRINGS, Pink Damask Rose Earrings
I am happy to announce her etsy shop with her amazing handcrafted lace art..
I hope everyone to have a wonderful weekend
Love
Sukran kirtis

Sunday, September 5, 2010

La vie en Rose lace pendant



La Vie en Rose (French pronunciation: [la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz], literally Life in Pink; released in France as La Môme, referring to Piaf's nickname "La Môme Piaf," meaning "The Little Sparrow") is a 2007 French biographical film about the life of French chanteuse Édith Piaf co-written and directed by Olivier Dahan. Marion Cotillard stars as Piaf. The title La Vie en Rose comes from Piaf's signature song. The film won five Césars, including one for Best Actress, and Cotillard won an Academy Award for her performance, marking the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role. She is also the first French actress to win a Comedy or Musical Golden Globe for a foreign language role. It also became the first French film to win more than one Oscar; the other being for Makeup.

It was a perfect idea almost a 3 weeks ago to watch this beautiful movie and especially to listen Edith Piaf's unforgetable songs. Around that time I already started to design some parts of my jewelry. After few days later this movie still had its affect on me. And every part came together as harmoniously as does the little Sparrov's music.
I hope you will have the harmonies week that I haved
Warmest Regards
Sukran Kirtis

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vintage Wedding Inspiration



Images from top Kelli Jo Flickr and last image myvintagevogue Flickr

I just found these ultimate chic wedding dresses and like to publish on my blog they are very classic and Vintage is a word of high phrase.
Aren't they?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Giveaway Ahter Pendant The Winner is Daeron Mel



I am sponsoring a giveaway for a Victorian style handcrafted lace pendant. To enter all you need to do is follow my blogspot or facebook page and comment on my collection. It will begin on Wednesday September 1st and running thru Sunday September 5th. I will post to winner sometime Monday morning. Please only entries from the US and Canada...
Thank you
Warmly
Sukran Kirtis

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Giveaway

I like to giveaway for next week. Please, stay as a follower in my blogspot and do your comments on the blog page or my facebook page. More details will be provided at the end of the week.
Have a wonderful week
Sukran

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I just took some beautiful pictures of my Istanbul earrings


I just posted to my Etsy shop of my new Istanbul earrings. I love them alot. It looks so innocent and inviting to complete pure beauty. I think I want to create so many more different color combinations to give differnt feeling and looks...Hopefully one of them will be of your liking.
Also pretty soon I am coming with the different design of a new bracelet
Talk to you soon
XO

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pearl elegance with HandCrafted Lace Design


I am finally done with this pearl necklace with my meticiously handcrafted lace design. The result amazed me. So elegant and gorgeous look with freshwater pearls.

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