RINASCIMENTO / RE-BIRTH

Rinascimento “Re-birth” project rised from the idea of Renaissance (Rinascimento) itself and my personal renaissance “re-birth”, both started in Florence…

“Phoenix”

Whatever they may say, I am burning today, with the fire I started to be reborn.*

                                                          *E.Cansever Phoenix

Phoenix by Sezen Tulgarer

Phoenix by Sezen Tulgarer

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Cherry Blossoms Earrings

The beauty and the fragility of life, cherry blossoms..

Cherry Blossoms Earrings by Sezen Tulgarer

Cherry Blossoms Earrings by Sezen Tulgarer

with love, from Florence..

Sezen

Resistance

Dedicated to the people lost their lives at İstanbul Gezi Park Protests…

“What was the first thing in your childhood that you deeply desired? How can you translate it into a piece of jewellery?” was Philip Sajet’s question in the workshop that we participated at Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School. After two hours work of memory digging my answer was “freedom“. I remembered the day that I started a small protest at home against my parents who did not allow me to participate in a school trip (to Cappadocia) when I was 12. I was lying on the floor for 2-3 hours with a piece of paper, “Going to Cappadocia is my right, one way or another I will go!” written on it. It was the first time that I stood up for my rights and fought for my freedom.

The idea was creating a piece of jewellery by combining this strong childhood memory with Gezi Park Protests which took place in my hometown, in Turkey. During the protests government’s consideration of the protective masks as an evidence of a crime and the people who carry the masks as terrorists without a legal base, was the reason to use the mask as the main part of the necklace. By turning the mask into a necklace I aimed to question if “wearing the mask as a piece of jewellery can also be an evidence of a crime”. Also I aimed to focus attention on all illegal treatments against human rights during the protests.

Resistance by Sezen Tulgarer

Resistance by Sezen Tulgarer

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Cuckoo Ring

Have a good week dear friends. Here is the “Cuckoo ring” for some Monday fun!

If you are having “Monday morning blues” a quick reminder for you :  Monday’s are not so bad, it’s your job that sucks:)

Take a step to change what makes you unhappy!

Cuckoo Ring by Sezen Tulgarer

Cuckoo Ring by Sezen Tulgarer

      …how to wear…

Cockoo Ring by Sezen Tulgarer

Cockoo Ring by Sezen Tulgarer

with love, from Florence,

Sezen

Helmet Series

Helmet Series” (still an ongoing project) came up when my passion with the history of ancient ages meets “Cesellatura” method (yet another passion). Here below are the first pieces of the series…

A war unfair or collaboration forever?
(Athena Brooch)

Athena brooch by Sezen Tulgarer

Athena brooch by Sezen Tulgarer

Athena Brooch by Sezen Tulgarer

Athena Brooch by Sezen Tulgarer

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Mary Poppins Pendant

When you’re with Mary Poppins, suddenly you’re in places you never dreamed of!

Mary Poppins by Sezen Tulgarer

Mary Poppins by Sezen Tulgarer

mary break

Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke “Mary Poppins (1964)”

with love, from Florence..

Sezen

Pan Pendant

Pan Pendent by Sezen Tulgarer

Pan Pendant by Sezen Tulgarer

“It is better to be small, colorful, sexy, careless, and peaceful, like the flowers, than large, conservative, repressed, fearful, and aggressive, like the thunder lizards; a lesson, by the way, that the Earth has yet to learn.” *

*Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

with love, from Florence..

Sezen

Are we looking for something divine?

After an unnecessarily long monologue for 2 days, I ended up with this object (this time surprisingly not a jewelry)…discussion was “are we looking for something divine?” I thought enough and arrived this point, I have something to pray for. The rest is yours…

Something Divine by Sezen Tulgarer

Something Divine by Sezen Tulgarer

with “love” from Florence,

Sezen