July 31, 2010

Etsypromolove interview: Recycle Jewels

This is my third interview with another member of Etsypromolove!
This time i chose jewelry... recycled jewelry! Have a look because they are really lovely!!!
Kristin made also lovely jewelry with glass! She is a real artist!

Vintage button / Porcelain Rose necklace / vintage button


This is Kristin Evihan...was born in 1974 in Istanbul...

Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Istanbul/Turkey

How did you choose the lovely name for your Etsy Shop?
The name of my second shop is RECYCLEJEWELS because I am using old/vintage materials with silver for my jewellery...I thought the name recycle can explain my style, my shop in a correct way...

How did you find Etsy? How long have you been selling on Etsy?
One of my best friend who is living in US, has told me in year 2007 when etsy was a baby...but I did not sign in for another 1 year...in 2008 I decided to open a shop, to understand the logic, I started buying some supplies...and in year 2009 I decided to have my own shop Evihan... and in July 2010 I opened my second jewelry shop Recyclejewels.

How would you describe your style? Have any other artists, etc influenced your style?
I am using anything such as old buttons, old porcelain plates, old cuff links, mixing with sterling silver and designing any jewelry pieces...I have an atelier/shop in a place where you can find out vintage, second hand or antique clothings, accessories, furnitures and etc...I visit those shops every week and they influenced my designs directly...my style reflects my freedom of using materials and colours...can summarize as freestyle:-)))

How did you first come to art and creativity? How did your journey in art and creativity begin?
When I was going to elementary school, there was a hobby class and I was painting plastic leaves and wallnut shells to make decoration items... that was the beginning I would say..

How long have you been creating? that you love so much?
My profession of creating, having atelier and shop started in November 2003.. creating and selling it's a big part of my life....

What are your main sources of inspiration?
Nature and people...my observation...

I sell mostly vintage porcelain plate series...rings, necklaces, earrings...

How has life affected your art and art affected your life?
Meeting with many people who like my art and making small collection of them is really exciting me all the time...and that is making me to work more , try more, design more and more...

Do you have a favourite item you have made?
I like to use old buttons as rings...

What is the best reaction you have gotten from one of your pieces?
People can not believe that I am using old broken plates with my designs ...they find this style very useful...

Your message for all of us?
Help the Environment by Recycling....


  1. i love this shop too much !!
    congrats kristin !!

  2. I already know her shop :D Great ideas, really cute creations :) Recycling is a great great thing :D

  3. so beautiful jewelleries. I like them all! Congrats Krissss:))

  4. I like the way Kristin recycles broken things very much!

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments!!
    so happy that you like her great creations!!! i love them too!!!

  6. Already know her and her work !
    Congrats for new line !


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