Posted by EvilEyeBeads on August 22nd, 2010
Aya, a professional belly dancer who is originally from Istanbul, Turkey is our latest jewelry artist featured in Your Creations section.
Aya started making jewelry only because she could not find exactly what she was looking for but after receiving a lot of compliments and with the encouragement of friends, she decided to sell some of her work. The beauty of Aya’s work seems to derive from her overall concept of what jewelry should be.
“I love jewelry that adds to the beauty of the wearer, not just jewelry that’s beautiful on its own. In other words, it should look even more beautiful on the person wearing it than it does in the display case.” Aya says and who can disagree with such a perfect description.
“I love using rich colors and combining them. Also, I tend to use a lot of Turkish evil eye charms. I like adding them into my jewelry because they are considered good luck (they are made to look like eyes to reflect back the negative looks of those who wish ill upon you). I mean even if you’re not superstitious, you have to admit that they are a great design element! “. Aya is preaching to the choire. Many of our posts on this blog state this over and over again and our evil eye jewelry artist in Atlanta explains it perfectly.
Some of us wear evil eye jewelry for what it represents and use it as evil eye protection. For others, it is simply a different and appealing look. What makes evil eye beads so effective is the fact that they can blend into either role and display a unique style of beauty.
If you are in the Atlanta area, you are in luck. Not only can you see some of Aya’s work but also get to see display her skills in belly dancing, an art form she does professionally. Aya even gives belly dancing lessons and if we should be so lucky, maybe she can show us some of her evil eye jewelry secrets as well. You can see more of Aya’s work and purchase them from her etsy page.
To find out more about her work, you can also follow her blog at