Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I'm so happy, I wanted to share.. Remember my bonjour necklace above? Well, somebody bought it from my shop short while ago. And she left me a feedback;
'AMAZING! wearing this for my wedding.. as if it were made for my dress! so excited and the entire transaction was wonderful.. communication was solid and seller was personally excited for me. yay! haha... thanks so much! this piece was so unique and well thought out. i would definitely return to check out other products!! will try to post pictures later if i can.'
She is wearing it for her wedding!!! I'm sooo flattered, and never imagined my creation from a wallpaper catalog would be worn as a bridal piece! Once again, this proves me 'it is all about the look' not the materials, even if you use trash bags or whatever, but the look & creativity! =)
(Pssst.. There is one more available now in my shop)
Posted by Derya at 2:46 PM
Friday, September 12, 2008
I just heard about this horrible news from Etsy's Storque article. I'm so said but glad I did, so I can do my best to help on my side.
"On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital. Christian and Stephanie remain in critical condition at the Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%. ..."
You can read more from the article here.
Here is how you can help;
-If you like to donate through your paypal account, please send your money to NieNieFund@gmail.com
-You can see the other help options on this page.
-Even if you can't help financially, send your prayers and positive thoughts to their way. You know how powerful is that!
-Last but not least, feel free to copy and paste this entire post to your blog if you like to join the 'spreading the word'.
You can also read more about Nie family and their recovery updates from Nie's sister's blog at http://blog.cjanerun.com/
Please don't forget, even a little from just one person counts tremendously, and it may/would have been you and your family too.
Nie family will be in my prayers, I wish Ms and Mr Nielson a fast recovery to get back to their beautiful 4 little children and whole family as soon as possible. I know they can do it, I know they will!
Posted by Derya at 7:06 PM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Those are the feelings I have after my wonderful vacation/traveling.
I and my husband drove to Monterey first, stay there for 2 nights. Oh my! I heard that it was beautiful there, but I couldn't imagine how BEAUTIFUL it'd be! We have a friend there, who took us around and we did the 17 miles drive. It was amazing, was the best part of my vacation actually! I was so inspired and amazed by the nature, it brought tears to my eyes. If you ever happen to have a chance to go there, just GO! I highly deeply recommend it..
Then, we left Monterey and drove to San Francisco. I always thought NY city would be my most fave city after Istanbul of course (which is my original city), but now San Fran is sitting at the top! We did many touristic stuff and more, I don't think they'd fit here if I tell you about everything! :) -Or it'd be too long- But I'll try to post as many photos as possible from my trip, so you can get hints from all the beauties I've seen. Oh, I shouldn't forget the Napa Valley also! Beautiful endless vineyards, wine tasting, amazing nature.. I'll post the photos from there as well!
Today I'm only posting some photos from the 17 miles drive!
I started taking metalsmithing classes!!! I'm a absolutely psyched! It is every Saturday for 6 hours, until December. I must admit, after taking the first class, I admired even more to the metalsmith jewelry designers. It is a lot of work, and require physical strength too . I'm still kinda sour to tell you the truth! :)
I'll be posting everything I make in the classes, so stay tuned!
I'm leaving you now, with amazing nature of Monterey!..
Posted by Derya at 4:01 PM