The classic hand woven mesh bracelets and necklaces contain two parts, the cuff and the buckle. The weaving of the cuff is mainly done by local women. There are only 3000 weavers in the region who had mastered this skill. It takes around 15 days to weave a bracelet of 18-20 cm long. The wires used in this weaving process have to be in a certain thickness (the wires of 22K gold and 925K silver should be exactly 0.32 mm) so that neatness and quality is achieved in every single jewelry. To be able to weave these thin wires, the weavers use a special tweezer which has a triangular head. During the process of weaving if any ruptures occur, it needs to be filed one by one by hand and welled back neatly. When the weaving is complete, the weaver takes the mesh back to the workshops where the buckle is attached. The buckle has a lock mechanism under it. This lock mechanism is specially designed for this type of jewelry. On one side of the mesh three U shaped gold or silver metals are welled. The tip of the U is attached to the cuff. It needs to be adjusted accurately in a way that when both ends put together they should interlock. Then a pin made from gold or silver which was welled under the front buckle is inserted from the top to hold these interlocking holes. When the lock mechanism is complete the front buckle is ready to be embroided. This buckle is the part where the craftsmen show their masterful skills. These can be designed according to the customer’s taste. On a gold or silver plate, the craftsmen can embroider any kind of his art. It can either be something as simple as a flower or a beautiful fresco. The buckle can also be designed with diamonds. After everything is complete and attached, the necklace or bracelet is then ready to wear.
In Turkey, if you own a beautiful piece of hand woven jewelry, it is a tradition to pass it to your daughter or granddaughter on her wedding day. It is a symbol of the family’s roots as well as its past, present and future. On this present day, it is also very fashionable to buy and wear one as this vintage and unique look is desirable to most of the woman. And now these %100 hand woven and hand crafted precious metals are ready to meet the women in the world. We are confident that these beautiful art of work will be a popular item in the world.
Please click below to see the Geliya Collection’s Love Knot Motif Weaving Technique: This knot is very similar design to the celtic knot.
Please click below to see the Geliya Collection’s Closing Knot Weaving Technique: This knot is used connect the ends of the woven pieces.
Please click below to see the Geliya Collection’s Chain Weaving Technique: This is the technique used to weave the chain on all the Geliya pieces. The necklaces and the bracelets chain is sewn with 0.3 mm thick pure silver strings by a sewing needle. It needs a lot of expertise to finish the chain without breaking the string.