ISTANBUL RING - Imperial Mint


Textile & Crystal Ring - Imperial Mint

A regal blend of colour in copper & yarn - this is delicately hand crocheted & hand stitched using a mixed media of double-entwined coloured copper wire, luxury hand-dyed yarn and crystal.

The inspiration for the name of this ring, comes from the colours in the yarn. It reminded me of one of the old buildings within the Topkapi palace in Istanbul where they would deposit treasures called the 'Imperial Mint'. I visited this place many many years ago, it's a wondrous place full of antiquities and precious items from kings and prophets from long ago.

The luxury yarn used on the outer part of the ring is a 100% merino, hand-dyed by Bernie of BearInSheepsClothing yarns, based in Northern Ireland.
The yarn encompasses shades of grey, lilac, sandstone, light pink and pale-khaki.

The inner part is hand crocheted with silver-plated copper wires and embellished with a matching crystal in chrysolite green, surrounded by antique-gold glass beads.
The outer part is hand crocheted with hand dyed yarn.

The ring has a silver-plated base and is totally adjustable.
The diameter of it's face/top measures approximately 2.8 cm across.

The wire colour may vary slightly depending on the reel batch, and how the yarn colours fall within the piece may vary depending on which part of the yarn I start crocheting with, but any variation will be very slight. Each ring will be unique and one-of-a-kind. The crystal and glass beads will be identical to the sample image.

These pieces are made with specialist hand-dyed yarn, which may not always be available, so they are made in small quantities, and would therefore be limited in number.

They are a made-to-order item, so please allow at least 3 weeks for delivery for UK & Europe, and 6 weeks for USA & Worldwide.

This item will be shipped by first class/international.

Designed and handmade by mahliqa© all rights reserved. Not to be copied in any form without my consent.

ISTANBUL RING - Imperial Mint