3.26.2017

New Models for Pop-Up Kadıköy

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I have participated a Pop-Up event last weekend at Kadıköy, İstanbul and enjoyed it a lot!
Before the event, with my usual excitement, I worked non-stop to bring out new models to my customers. Although it was extremely tiring to work 14-15 hours a day, I was only feeling happy after getting so many good reactions and compliments for my creations.
Here are some of these new pendant models and also me that day :)





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3.10.2017

Armor and the Shield

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Title, right to the point! On one arm it is the chainmail armor and on the other arm it is the scalemail shield.
Photo by Ilgın Akarsu

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2.23.2017

ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF CREATIVE PRODUCTION: PRESENTATION

Pin It       There are many aspects of production, especially in arts. Presenting what you have made effectively is one of them.

      Making beautiful, meaningful or appealing pieces in every kind of art is important without a doubt. In addition to that, it is also important to show the best view of those pieces, because sight gives the first impression and we know "there is no second chance to make a first impression".

      Even though I am a photographer myself, I take some of the pictures of my blog by my smart-phone. This is mainly because I like Instagram the most, among all other social media. And then I use those pictures in my other accounts.

      Rather than the device I am using, the thing I find important is not to go too far from the original scene. Because if a customer likes an item on my Etsy shop by its picture and then feels disappointment after getting his/her package, I would be really sad. So I use many techniques but still try to keep all the images natural.

      Actually I find it magical because there are numerous angles, or different styles, and each person has a different point of view. So it is very enjoyable to find yours among these countless choices.



     

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2.15.2017

RING RING!

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Why not CHAINMAIL RINGS? ;)


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WORK IN PROGRESS

Pin It        While working on a piece, I also love to make improvisations. Things turn out to be very different sometimes and I like that dynamism of chainmail a lot!
      On the other hand, I do not work with tutorials and always figure out things by myself so sometimes a pendant like this can take 5 hours to finish, in order to make the ring sizes match correctly without getting too tight or loose.


I have a little, magical, very sweet inspiration as well.. You see a small part of her below but I will share more pictures in the upcoming posts :)


No, unfortunately I do not work for NASA, yet.. :) And maybe chainmail is way too heavy for them..


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1.11.2017

NATURAL STONES IN CHAINMAIL ARMOR

Pin It I usually collect a few souvenirs from the places I have been to, but I prefer mostly the natural ones. Sometimes a small bottle of sand, sometimes leaves, shells and mostly natural stones. Instead of keeping such things in boxes, I like to see them. Glass jars, small bottles, decorative small plates are ideal for such displays. And I have one more idea to keep them even closer.

So here is a natural stone found from the seaside and surrounded by a chainmail armor (I polished this one but it can also be left unpolished): 


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1.09.2017

HAPPY CHAINY YEAR!

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A new year has come and as usual we never give up our hopes for better days. 
I wish you all healthy days, happy moments, peaceful lives, creative works, enjoyable hobbies and a lovely 2017 with all the beloved people around you.

Happy Chainy Year!


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12.06.2016

Insta-PurPLe

Pin It There are many social media platforms and we join some of them to express ourselves, to present our creations.

My top 3 selection is as follows:
- Instagram
- Pinterest
- StumbleUpon

I can spend days and weeks by going through new ideas, tutorials, techniques etc. and believe me I am not so good at self-control :)

Well the purpose of my post is to share my Instagram account where you can see my works in colorful pictures.

Feel free to follow: @ilksenpurple

And my personal account containing the shots from my daily life and everything is: @xn_purple


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10.25.2016

The New Chainmail Top

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I wasn't able to find enough time to make bigger and more elaborated pieces for quite a while, however I finally finished the latest chainmail top I was working on for some weeks (even months). Here is my full metal final product.

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