Several years ago while traveling along Turkey's Aegean coast, we stopped in a small shop selling glass jewelry. The shop doubled as atelier for glass artist Aydın Güngör.
Having worked as a jewelry designer for many years, Aydın puts his training to work by crafting custom-made beads and stringing them together into necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Though he uses glass imported from Italy, Aydın finds plenty of inspiration from the Turkish village of Şirince where he works.
If you're lucky enough to visit Şirince, I'm sure you'll find your way to Aydın's shop. If not, you can find a selection of his designs in our online boutique.