ISTANBUL RING - 'Topkapi'
Textile & Crystal Ring - Topkapi
A burst of colour in copper & yarn - these are delicately hand crocheted & hand stitched using a mixed media of double-entwined coloured copper wire, luxury hand-dyed yarn and swarovski crystal.
The inspiration for this particular design comes from the colourway of the yarn, called 'Topkapi' after the palace in Istanbul. 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 for this design is a merino fingering yarn, hand-dyed by Jess of Olann who is based in Ireland.
This yarn encompasses shades of copper, burnt-orange, brown, and flashes of the majestic blue that is a colour found in many islamic palaces and mosques around the world.
The inner part is hand crocheted with rose-coloured copper wires and embellished with a matching swarovski crystal in majestic blue, surrounded by dark bronze 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 swarovski 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.