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The Ties That Bind: Ayşegül & Sebahat

Apr 12, 2012

by alanakakoyiannis

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(Music by Lydia Witman)

The mother-daughter relationship is universal; it is also singularly unique. Halfway across the world in Bolu, Turkey, fiber artist Sebahat Çetinkaya and her daughter, Ayşegül, push the boundaries of both craft and love, working together to create remarkable statement pieces with a crochet hook, needle, some thread, and beads. “With a needle and fiber, anything can be done,” says Sebahat — including keeping a daughter close.

Alana Kakoyiannis is a documentary filmmaker based in New York City and Nicosia, Cyprus. All Etsy videos are created under the Creative Commons license.

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213 comments

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 4 years ago

    What beautiful work! I love the bond you both have. It is very similar to mine and my moms. You can find us together in the living room crocheting away with each other quite often. She was the one who taught me and it's something I will always take with me.

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl said 4 years ago

    çok güzel!!! Your handmade items are SO beautiful! Congratulations on the feature :-)

  • sadiedesignsca

    Sarah from CAMPandQUARRY said 4 years ago

    I really love watching these two work together and their creations are absolutely amazing! So intricate and colourful! This video reminds me of the times that my own mother teaches me a particularly tough knitting stitch and how endlessly impressed I am at her wealth of knowledge about making things by hand. Thank you for sharing this video!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    Polkadot Magpie from ThePolkadotMagpie said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful story. Inspiring, and so heart warming. Thanks!

  • guziks

    Stephanie from Phylogeny said 4 years ago

    Such a lovely story of a mother and daughter's love and craft with one another. You make beautiful, and very delicate creations from all of your work! I've always greatly admired such fine crochet work. It reminds me a lot of my grandmother, who used to crochet tiny snowflakes each year. Thank you so much for sharing, and best of luck to both of you!

  • twentytwotwenty

    twentytwotwenty from twentytwotwenty said 4 years ago

    What a moving story. They are very fortunate to be working together & bonding like this. These are memories that Aysegul will have forever. You can just see the joy that her mother has spending time teaching her what she loves. These are exactly the type of honest, hard-working people that I like to support by buying handmade. Thanks for the lovely post!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Congrats on your feature!

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Fantastic work! ;)

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy from SillyBuddy said 4 years ago

    So lovely.

  • Ploust

    Pamela from Ploust said 4 years ago

    Simply remarkable and heart warming!!

  • angelspin

    Eclectic Crochet Designs from angelspin said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work by a great team! Beautiful creations!

  • LoveandKnit

    Mine Kurtulmus from LoveandKnit said 4 years ago

    You are very succesfull on creating modern and tasteful designs with using old Turkish traditional crocheting technics. I always adore your unique work. Hoping to have one of them one day. : ) Sevgiler!

  • azramomin

    azramomin from azramomin said 4 years ago

    So, so lovely - both the work and the story. The kind of story I hope I can build with my own daughter. Thank you!!!

  • astarteearthart

    astarteearthart from astarteearthart said 4 years ago

    Beautiful story! Beautiful creations! Thank you!

  • hana31

    kana from hana31 said 4 years ago

    Thank you for the lovely story . wonderful works!

  • ItseeBitsee

    ItseeBitsee from ItseeBitsee said 4 years ago

    WoW! Those items are too cool! Love them..and can not wait to see more. You both have something special happening!

  • ExLibrisJournals

    Meaghan from ExLibrisJournals said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on your feature!

  • Angelaladeda

    Angela Lewis from CasualCastle said 4 years ago

    this got me teary. so much love and dedication has been put into their pieces. all the best :)

  • dorothydomingo

    Dorothy Domingo from dorothydomingo said 4 years ago

    Congratulations to you both! I've admired your work for ages!

  • ArtfulTrinkets1

    Cathy from ArtfulTrinkets1 said 4 years ago

    I love the way mother and daughter both share a passion for the same work and work in harmony together. The mother passes on knowledge to her daughter and the daughter keeps her mother young. And the work reflects that - old techniques with modern edgy design. And each getting a little of the other. Gorgeous lively pieces - just love them!

  • JasminBlancBoutique

    Erika Iozsa from JasminBlancBoutique said 4 years ago

    Amazing work, amazing art! You are both stunning and what is even more magical is, that I have the same with my mom, yarn ties us together, she knits, I crochet in my free time (together over a cup of coffee) and we both work with ceramics in our "work" time :) Life is pretty sweet when these relationships become friendships...

  • MyHomemadeHome

    Susannah from HandmadeBySusannah said 4 years ago

    This should be every woman's story, of things taught from mother to daughter, amazing...

  • nomilktoday

    Eva from nomilktoday said 4 years ago

    AT LAST!one of my ever favorite shops on Etsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!your work is totally inspiring and I am to finally see you!:)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle from ACupOfSparkle said 4 years ago

    AWESOME!!! Soooo nice to see you here. So proud to see artists from my own nationality here :)) Tebrikler! (Congratulations)

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern from TresChicNmodern said 4 years ago

    WOWWWWWW LOVEEEEEEEEEEE THE UNIQUE NECKWARMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOoOoOoO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE THE UNNIQUE DESIGNS TOO

  • amiejeanie

    Amie Benson from amiejeanie said 4 years ago

    A beautiful family, story, and crochet work. These are my celebrities; the artists I look up to. Happy Mother's Day!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections from KettleConfections said 4 years ago

    Your neckwarmers are gorgeous! So inspiring to see the two of you work together too.

  • Huismus

    Simone from Huismus said 4 years ago

    Love your shop, great story, great feature. Congrats and thanks!

  • karenp764

    Karen P from karenp764 said 4 years ago

    Amazing Work !You both have a very beautiful talent!!

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 4 years ago

    Beautiful video! Thanks for sharing!

  • boutiqueseragun

    Zehra from boutiqueseragun said 4 years ago

    I always watched with admiration your items Tebrikler

  • reiter8

    Katherine from reiter8 said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful work. It's really lovely to see the teaching and collaboration between mother and daughter and how they compliment each other. Well done.

  • vivikas

    Vivian from vivikas said 4 years ago

    what wonderful pieces, very different from anything I've seen before. The video is very sweet, just perfect for mother's day.

  • Musclesandcrafts

    Melanie from merVazi said 4 years ago

    Very interesting story. I hope to be creating with my daughter when she is older as well.

  • aynurdereli

    aynur dereli from aynurdereli said 4 years ago

    So lovely.

  • Winnnnnndy

    Wendy McNally from Winnnnnndy said 4 years ago

    Interesting pieces!

  • VidGirlsandDolls

    Vid from VidGirlsandDolls said 4 years ago

    Congratulations, beautiful work & great story !

  • DGEnterprises

    Therese Magnani from DGEnterprises said 4 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 4 years ago

    What a moving post. Wonderful.

  • OhMyLuckyStar

    Samantha Hughes from OhMyLuckyStar said 4 years ago

    How wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! :D

  • lalico

    Rengin Azeloglu said 4 years ago

    I own a necklace made by them, it's truely a piece of unique art. And seeing them work together made me emotional and homesick at the same time...Power to you ladies!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    Lana Manis from SimpleJoysPaperie said 4 years ago

    Your work is amazing! It makes my heart happy to see a mother / daughter collaboration. :)

  • bestfrienddee

    bestfrienddee from bestfrienddee said 4 years ago

    Wow! So beautiful!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • prunellasoap

    Janell Anderson from prunellasoap said 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful & touching video! What amazing artistry. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful story we are all truly our mother's daughter's. I could watch this over and over again. Thank you both for such beautiful work!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 4 years ago

    Simply beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

  • glusk

    Tara Galuska from GluskDesigns said 4 years ago

    Just lovely! My mother passed away when I was 16 and my creativity is one way that I still feel connected to her. I am so grateful that she taught me to craft and bake and explore. When I have my own children I look forward to teaching them these things so that they can have that connection too.

  • neduk

    neduk from neduk said 4 years ago

    Tebrik ederim:)) Varlığınızla gurur duydum:))

  • Motleycouture

    Motleycouture from Motleycouture said 4 years ago

    So absolutely sweet and touches your soul. To see such beautiful old world craftsmanship is to want to hold it near to your heart.

  • emmashepard

    Emma Shepard from SewWonderfullyMade6 said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC from SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 4 years ago

    Beautiful story. What beautiful art work. :)

  • irregularexpressions

    irregularexpressions from irregularexpressions said 4 years ago

    I just wanted to thank everybody for the heartwarming comments and for sharing your own stories. It is 11 pm here in Bolu and I think I will keep on crying all night reading your words. I promise to translate each and every comment to my mother :) Thank you so much!!!

  • pedazos

    Melissa from pedazos said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful story! I just returned home from having to place my mom into a skilled nursing facility. Mom taught me how to crochet and really helped pave the way for all the creativity that's begging to come out. Cherish your moms! Thank you Etsy for this story that will remain with me forever!

  • Iknitoo

    Iknitoo said 4 years ago

    Beautiful. These lovely women make me proud to be a woman. I am in awe of their incredible talent and relationship! Thank you ETSY and Alana!

  • joojooland

    joojooland from joojooland said 4 years ago

    IrregularExpressions has always been one of my very favorite Etsy shops, and now it is even more special to me when I know the story behind it! Mothers are so precious! Thank you Etsy for this lovely video xo I am from Iran and I understood the work "Siah" when you were talking about the color black ;) I guess we have a few words in common :o)

  • peacock28

    Gypsy from GypsyLoveHeadbands said 4 years ago

    Beautiful ,,,Touching ...Thankyou!

  • BlueSquiggle

    Monique Flannagan from BlueSquiggle said 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous! Such rich textures and colors! Masterful and timeless pieces. Thank you for sharing.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 4 years ago

    Interesting. Gorgeous!

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    Beautiful mother/daughter team! ..and shop to match!

  • MakeItMineCrochet

    MakeItMineCrochet from MakeItMineCrochet said 4 years ago

    I love this! This is how my mother and I are. We are always crocheting together! So sweet to see that others have this connection with their mother's as well :)

  • GailBarnett

    Gail Barnett from GailBarnett said 4 years ago

    Delightful!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • crochetlab

    crochetlab from crochetlab said 4 years ago

    You are not the only person who is crying about this happen Aysegul. I am also crying :) I already know your shop and I admire your work, but when I heard your story I impressed too much and honored to be living in same country and has same culture with you. Your works are amazing, your mother is more than amazing . She says: "if you had a hook and yarn you can make everything. If somebody think like that who can learn lots of think from me." I belive this, please teach me crocheting again and again. Congrats. This must be the best mothers days gift. Sevgiler Aysegul , Ellerinizden operim Sebahat Hanım Teyze.

  • crochetlab

    crochetlab from crochetlab said 4 years ago

    And thanks for the great story to alana and director and all others people who works for this amazing video.

  • Ohiowa

    Nan from Ohiowa said 4 years ago

    What wonderful story that you shared with us! Your work is so beautiful and definitely one of a kind. Your bond of love, respect, and creativity is one of a kind as well. Stay well and enjoy each other! Alana, a beautiful film!

  • cyasarcan

    Canan from Zembil said 4 years ago

    Congratulations to Bolu! Beautiful work! And.. 'elinize saglik!'

  • bayanhippo

    bayanhippo from bayanhippo said 4 years ago

    Just sayin " ba-yıl-dım" :) It is beautiful story.. All my best wishes to you and your "wonderful" mother. Congratulations and thank you!

  • bogARTstudiogallery

    Claudia Bogart from bogARTstudiogallery said 4 years ago

    LOVE your shop!

  • blevison Admin

    Beth Levison said 4 years ago

    It's almost the end of the day here, and the response to this is so wonderful. Thank you so much to all of you, but of course, especially to Aysegul and Sebahat. We do hope you'll share it with your daughters and your mothers. We felt there was something really wonderful in this story and are so happy that you feel this way, too.

  • RubyMines

    RubyMines from RubyMines said 4 years ago

    Cok Guzel!! What a lovely story and absolutely gorgeous shop! Your personality, warmth and love show in all your pieces! Love is the best raw material for any artist! :) Congratulations on your feature!

  • mayuRingo

    mayumi takahashi from mayuRingo said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, beautiful story. I'm very inspired. Thank you! Please take good care of yourselves and keep creating amazing stuff.

  • whimsicals

    whimsicals from whimsicals said 4 years ago

    what a wonderful story of bonding and creating with such love and beauty. working together in such a warm way is a dream of every mom and daughter. The items you bring to life are charming and so personal. thanks so much for sharing.

  • LAccentNou

    Anastasia from LAccentNou said 4 years ago

    amazing and touching... I love so much your work! And now, I'm just happy to see you - mother and daughter behind such beautiful creations!

  • plumcreek22

    Anne from plumcreek22 said 4 years ago

    Thank you Alana for making this film. Merhaba, Sebahat and Aysegul. Beautiful work!! Tebrikler, Congratulations!~~~ from Toprak family

  • TheFaerieMarket

    Betsie Withey from TheFaerieMarket said 4 years ago

    Ayşegül and Sebahat, you make such beautiful and unique creations... you are both so very talented! I've loved your shop since I first joined Etsy, so it's been wonderful to learn a little bit more about the both of you. Congratulations on your well deserved feature! :)

  • isamocrochet

    Izabela Ignatowska-Motyl from isamocrochet said 4 years ago

    that is my biggest inspiration in every day life, I am a big fan of your art since I have seen it first and just admire colors, craftmanship and crazy ideas - love forever :)

  • harvestaprongirl

    Mary from harvestaprongirl said 4 years ago

    Very beautiful, unique, handwork! Caught my eye immediately!

  • baocung

    Kim Dung Pham from MakeoneVintage said 4 years ago

    Great work! ♥♥♥

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    Vivian from EggMoneyQuilts said 4 years ago

    Heartwarming! Truly a work of love. Wishing them both continued success!

  • heavenbluebird

    heavenbluebird from heavenbluebird said 4 years ago

    Bayildim ,hepsi harika gorunuyor

  • Nikifashion

    Natalia from Nikifashion said 4 years ago

    Great story and work!

  • MysticalRaindrops

    Jeannie from MysticalRaindrops said 4 years ago

    These are awesome!

  • TidbitsOfColor

    Jordan and Jeannie from TidbitsOfColor said 4 years ago

    Wonderful to be able to work together.

  • claudiadelrio

    Yaya from Liukenko said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful video!!, love the music,love the scene when they are working together and I just love the story of a mother and her daughter creating unique and beautiful pieces of art. really touching!, Congrats and the best of luck for both of you.

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 4 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • stepbackink

    Sam from stepbackink said 4 years ago

    Love their work and so good to see mother daughter team ..the best

  • 5gardenias

    kathi roussel from 5gardenias said 4 years ago

    i have always adored your work and shop from my early days here on Etsy. It's so lovely to see this sweet film about you both. You make a beautiful team-- so heart warming to see you both giving each other so much love support and inspiration! Best wishes to you both! thank you for this wonderful post!

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique from RetroRevivalBoutique said 4 years ago

    Truly gorgeous work! (^__^)

  • LiliDMagpieCreations

    Lisa Giddings from LiliDMagpieCreations said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! The beautiful short film really shows the deep and abiding love you share with each other and your fabulous textile creations. Thank you for sharing your story...Blessings! Li :)

  • SweetBRevival

    Bridget McKay from SweetBRevival said 4 years ago

    I just "pinned" their pieces this morning. So beautiful!

  • metalmorphoz

    Nur Cirakoglu from metalmorphoz said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!!! I am a fan of your shop for a while! So beautiful work!! You well deserved this feature! I am so proud to be Turkish now:)) Tebrikler!

  • QueenofCuffs

    mary from QueenofCuffs said 4 years ago

    Stunning work - I am huge fan. Beautiful, unique and lovely . . .

  • dottywalker

    Dotty Walker from SewThoughtfulBlanket said 4 years ago

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • lpei

    lpei from RedHawkAttic said 4 years ago

    HOW beautiful... The freedom of form and the richness of the colors and textures... I am amazed and thrilled to see your work!

  • auntjanecan

    Jane Priser from JanePriserArts said 4 years ago

    Wonderful and so beautiful! So original and creative~

  • monarchlady

    Sarah Dalton from monarchlady said 4 years ago

    Beautiful improvisational-type work and a lovely bond between mother and daughter. Takes me back to when my grandmother taught me crochet. My mom never did handwork; she was a musician. She broke with the tradition of quilting and crocheting my grandmother and great-grandmother followed. When I was pregnant with my first child, my grandmother awoke it in me. I like that transmission from woman to woman, very precious.

  • andiespecialtysweets

    Jason and Andie from andiespecialtysweets said 4 years ago

    Oh, such a beautiful film Alana -bravo! And what a touching story! Very inspired by the love, skill, and artistry being poured into these very unique works.

  • WillOaksStudio

    WillOaksStudio from WillOaksStudio said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful story and fantastic artwork! I've missed my mom and grandma for many years now and thanks to them, I crochet and use fibers. I sometimes wonder what they would think about my continuing with this & what they would think, even as I still miss them both. To still have their ideas and collaboration, like this story, could have put my life on a different track!!

  • TinySheep

    Ari Mason from TinySheep said 4 years ago

    Lovely story! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • LeylasPaintings

    Leyla from LeylasPaintings said 4 years ago

    Wonderful and moving video! Amazing artwork. Thanks for sharing your story with us:)

  • BozenaWojtaszek

    Bozena Wojtaszek from BozenaWojtaszek said 4 years ago

    Yes, that's the way to move world forward - learn from your mother :) Great movie!

  • sultanetsy

    Gulsah from sultanetsy said 4 years ago

    Lovely story and work!

  • firuzangoker

    Firuzan Goker from firuzangoker said 4 years ago

    heatwarming story, delightful works with beautiful country views. happy to watch of you both lovely mother and daughter little movie. so true indeed. you just touch a piece of fabric, fiber with a needle and can convert it into fascinating jewelery. such an amazing transformation. congratulations sweet people!

  • classybroad

    Somer Sherwood from classybroad said 4 years ago

    I'm a huge fan of your work! So beautiful!

  • nogamalachi

    nogamalachi from nogamalachi said 4 years ago

    You are great artists!!!!!! I love your works so much! Have a great success!!!!

  • ellascolor

    ella's color from ellascolor said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, beautiful story.. Tebrik ederim :))

  • saraaires

    Sara Aires from saraaires said 4 years ago

    This has been one of my all time favourites ever since I got in on etsy. Their love translates into their beautiful creations! And being an addicted crocheteer myself, when I admire one of their pieces... its almost transcending. Thank you Etsy for showing me all these wonders. :)*

  • lokumshop

    lokumshop from lokumshop said 4 years ago

    I liked your story.... Good luck...

  • Bluebelldesign

    Lois from Bluebelldesign said 4 years ago

    this was a beautiful film to watch and reminded me how much I treasure my own mother and how much she taught me about craft. I felt the love between these two lovely ladies and it warmed my heart xxxx

  • sewella

    Maya Kuzman from sewella said 4 years ago

    A beautiful and touching video! Ayşe, I admire your bond with your mother and the wondrous and enchanting pieces you create!

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainur KOKSAL from Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    Owww. I am very impressed and i'm crying....There is so much detail.Undisputed your job is perfeeeect.Yes I love the traditions and contemporary interpretation of tradition.This video is amazing.Sebahat teyzenin dediği gibi beni çocukluğuma götürdü .Pictures, snow, music landscape,Everything was very artistic..Thank you Etsy and ALANA. I am proud for you.Congrats...Eli öpülesi Sebahat Teyze'yi ve seni öpüyorum . I hope this year I'll be the mother. Sevgiler.xoxo

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Such beautiful work and a heartfelt video! I love how colourful your work is very skilled and dramatic.

  • karmaistanbul

    karmaistanbul from karmaistanbul said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful story!. I am proud of you!. Ve kucaklıyorum:) And congrats Alana:)Great work.. Sevgiler..

  • sharonplante

    Sharon Plante from sharonplante said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and story. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • GRANDto

    Gülşah Sema Atabek from GRANDto said 4 years ago

    çok çok güzel.ellerinize ve fikrinize sağlık.anneniz ve bize değer öğreten tüm annelerimiz iyi ki varlar.....

  • DebsUpcycledArt

    Deb Shull-Andrews from itzaChicThing said 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful! I love your work...and the video

  • anotherghostquilts

    Nancy from anotherghostquilts said 4 years ago

    Just beautiful! Lovely feature too. Good luck with your beautiful shop.

  • cindymars7

    Mayka from cindymars7 said 4 years ago

    What an inspiring story & beautiful work! You are so blessed to have your mom so close.

  • silverlily786

    Fatema from SilverLilyJewelry said 4 years ago

    What a heartwarming Mother/Daughter story to me this really translates the essence of Mother's day.Beautiful Couture pieces!

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 4 years ago

    Wow! That is amazing!!!

  • amysfunkyfibers

    Amy Gunderson from amysfunkyfibers said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Arthings

    Margherita from Arthings said 4 years ago

    my favourite Etsy artists EVER!! I really love them <3

  • PearlAmourJewels

    Asma from PearlAmourJewels said 4 years ago

    Such a sweet and inspiring story....congrats ladies!

  • laughingcrickets

    laughingcrickets from laughingcrickets said 4 years ago

    What fascinating work! This had special meaning to us, a mother-daughter team ourselves AND especially since we traveled to Turkey in 1997. Our family backpacked there for 17 days, and loved the people we met. Some of our work has been inspired by our travels to different cultures.

  • newtribetextiles

    newtribetextiles from newtribetextiles said 4 years ago

    So happy to see this. I have been enjoying their work for a few years, and it just keeps getting better! Beautiful video!

  • dagmarabuczek

    dagmarabuczek from dagmarabuczek said 4 years ago

    Beautiful story:)

  • Boogiecat

    Kannis from Boogiecat said 4 years ago

    so beautiful work and story!

  • SimpleArtStudio2

    Cristina Ripper from SimpleArtStudio2 said 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    Rachel Cecere from girltuesdayjewelry said 4 years ago

    Just beautiful. Brought a tear to my eye seeing your special bond.

  • KnitKnit

    Nguyen Le from KnitKnit said 4 years ago

    Such intricate work and lovely story. Looking at each piece, it makes it all the more special. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your life!

  • Zalavintage

    Zane Saracene from Zalavintage said 4 years ago

    Working with my daughter who is running her first business on Etsy has been a gift for me, for us, as she's preparing for college in August. Going through old family trunks, finding items to post, sharing the stories behind the garment or jewelry has been a sacred bonding experience that I'm sure she'll treasure one day as much as I do now. Wonderful story Alana!

  • JanahMaree

    Janah Maree from JanahMaree said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful, inspirational and heartwarming story.

  • tamaraky

    tamaraky from tamaraky said 4 years ago

    I am delighted with your art work! Good luck!

  • montanagirl

    Carmen from MontanaGirl said 4 years ago

    I loved this story. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • nurdanceyiz

    nurdan uslu from nurdanceyiz said 4 years ago

    Lovely. Tebrikler, başarılarınızın devamını dilerim

  • zasra

    Andria from zasra said 4 years ago

    Inspiring story, shop, & teamwork between mom & daughter. Brought tears to my eyes. I loved the necklace that sold recently after your feature on the FP. I will be sure to hug & love on my Mom , who is my "partner in crime" haha in my Etsy shop! Best to you both!!!

  • dayslonggone

    Gwynne Collins from DaysLongGone said 4 years ago

    Your work is gorgeous! I love your shop! What a great story!

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 4 years ago

    Tek kelime ile harikasiniz ! Yillardir annemden uzaklarda calisiyorum , ve ben de simdi sizinle birlikte agliyorum . Hem mutlulutan hem hasretlikten. Keep up to great work ! You are wonderful !

  • craftsbynesli

    Neslihan Yucesan from craftsbynesli said 4 years ago

    Tebrik ederim!Çok keyifli bir çalışma olmuş.Annenize uzun ömürler dilerim,maşallah:)You are wonderful!I love your work and your lovely story:)

  • beadsofaquarius

    Mouna Marini from beadsofaquarius said 4 years ago

    What a beautiful lesson of life! thank you for sharing this with us !

  • rebourne

    Marni from rebourne said 4 years ago

    How I wish I could still sit and hand quilt with my mom, gossiping and laughing and crying together. I miss her dearly and value everything she taught me, mostly to have faith and to believe that I can do anything I put my mind and hands to.

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast from StaroftheEast said 4 years ago

    My mother and I have been a huge fan of your work for many years, the way you combine the traditional Turkish handcrafts with something really unique from yourself is truly amazing! Very much deserved feature, so glad to have seen the faces behind this wonderful shop! Büyük tebrikler ve başarılarınızın devamını dilerim :)

  • lauraprilltoo

    Laura Prill from lauraprilltoo said 4 years ago

    very beautiful work!

  • elibelindeart

    elibelinde from elibelindeart said 4 years ago

    Merhaba, size ana dilimde yazmak istedim.Sizlerden ve yaptıklarınızdan çok etkilendim.Saygılarımla Anneleler gününüzü kutluyor,sağlıklı mutlu bir yaşam diliyorum.Annem için hazırlamıştım sizlere de armağan ediyorum. http://www.etsy.com/treasury/search/?search_query=goddess+were+mother&search_submit=&search_type=treasury

  • FableAndLore

    Chelsie from FableAndLore said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful story!

  • CreationsdeFlorence

    Florence Pindrys from ButterflyRougeStudio said 4 years ago

    Love love love this video. Full of feelings, charming, beautiful. I've been admiring this shop for a while. The items are pure Etsy: Gorgeous and oh so unique.

  • freelanceidle

    seçil-tahsin from freelanceidle said 4 years ago

    You are gorgeous :) I'm really touched!

  • ForYouDesign

    ForYouDesign from ForYouDesign said 4 years ago

    I have admired your so delicate work since the first time I saw your unique and fantastic items. I cried while watching your beautiful and touching story. Sebahat Teyze ellerinizden sevgi ve saygiyla opuyorum. Aysegul, boylesi muhtesem guzelligi bizlerle paylastiginiz icin cok tesekkur ederim. Istanbul’dan sevgi ve selamlarimla... Baht

  • esther2u2

    Brenda from esther2u2 said 4 years ago

    Oh my Gosh! What a Beautiful Story, you add so much color to life! Thank you.

  • SaraLu25

    Sarah said 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous... This is what our world doesn't honor enough---nor even "sees"---but it is what holds all together, if allowed to. The "invisible" world of women who are strong and wise.

  • YourStarfishFriend

    Maria from YourStarfishFriend said 4 years ago

    You are one of my favorite stores on Etsy. It is beautiful how you both work together. Your creations are professionaly made, very well crafted, bold, and show a wonderful use of color. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing with the rest of us.

  • PariDesign

    Iveta from PariDesign said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, beautiful women, beautiful relationship. Thank you for sharing the video, very inspiring!

  • NicoleNicoletta

    NicoleNicoletta from NicoleNicoletta said 4 years ago

    great story, thanks for sharing

  • ILoveYoYo

    Nilufer Akpunar from ILoveYoYo said 4 years ago

    Ellerinize saglik!

  • PinkyLoco

    Missy Hendricks from PinkyLoco said 4 years ago

    Brought me to tears thinking about my Mother who has passed. You are so lucky to be able to create works of art with your Mother. Thank you for sharing this.

  • nihalguven

    nihalguven from moribynihal said 4 years ago

    beautiful work and story!

  • GloriousGirlJewelry

    Lisa from GloriousGirlJewelry said 4 years ago

    I could spend an entire day with the two of you...I'll just sit on the couch and watch you work, listening to your conversations about this, that and the other...I find you you both to be compelling and yet tender souls....may the Gods always watch over you....

  • TinderBloom

    Suzanne and Paul from TinderandBloom said 4 years ago

    Evet çok güzel!! So beautiful to see. Reminded me of my mother - she was from Nigde. Thank You!

  • dressups74

    dressups74 from dressups74 said 4 years ago

    I have just watched your video ... with no sound (my speakers have decided not to work) and somehow this made it all even more touching (I shed a tear!). My Mother and I also are a working team ... and I will always appreciate the opportunity to have this special relationship with her. xo

  • FunFatale

    FunFatale from FunFatale said 4 years ago

    harikasiniz...cok tebriklerrrr

  • VelvetVyxen

    Samantha Black from VelvetVyxen said 4 years ago

    I love your video and the way you work with your mother. It is very touching and makes your beautiful pieces of art much more personal. Turkey looks very lovely just like here. It is always the same on God's beautiful earth. Thank you so much for a wonder four minutes! Samantha

  • BackroadsVintage

    Terry from BackroadsVintage said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful, touching story and such beautiful work!

  • mosaichick

    tiffany knox from minxandmaven said 4 years ago

    Lovely video, lovely work, lovely women.

  • MorphElle

    Sally from MorphElle said 4 years ago

    I was delighted by your' cameo'. Good relationships are what lifes about and your combined contribution to it will make the world warmer for it.

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 4 years ago

    Beautiful works of wearable art. Simply amazing.

  • vegasblingrocks

    Judy Murphy from vegasblingrocks said 4 years ago

    May 13th - Happy Mothers Day - thx for the beautiful story and art.

  • bigbluebed

    Alix Beech from Bigbluebed said 4 years ago

    Your work is stunning. Beautiful.

  • bigbluebed

    Alix Beech from Bigbluebed said 4 years ago

    And now I have just watched the film - so moving and wonderful to see you work together - passing on skills and sharing love.

  • sabahnur

    Sabahnur from sabahnur said 4 years ago

    you both amazing. tebrik ederim :) sevgiler

  • KINGxACE

    Vejas from KINGxACE said 4 years ago

    This is so lovely!

  • ArsiArt

    Tanya Lazarenko from ArsiArt said 4 years ago

    It's so touching.

  • bazketmakr

    bazketmakr from bazketmakr said 4 years ago

    such gorgeous work. I love seeing you working together...and arguing a little bit. It is nice to be so comfortable with your mother. the love you have is very evident. What a beautiful video!

  • JewelMeShop

    Georgia from JewelMeShop said 4 years ago

    You're both so lovely and inspiring, your work is excellent! Thanks for sharing this video with us!

  • FiliGraceJewelry

    FiliGraceJewelry from FiliGraceJewelry said 4 years ago

    Beautiful story! I admire your work since my beginnings on Etsy. Wishing you both all the best! Grace. :)

  • IkvothaMashiach70

    Gabrielle Knight from RuffleNBustle said 4 years ago

    That was a beautiful video, very inspiring.

  • designbybehin

    Behin from designbybehin said 4 years ago

    Beautiful! I lost my mother 20 years ago but still everything that I know even graduating from a design school, I know from my mother.

  • toosis

    PINAR SONDAL from toosis said 4 years ago

    A gorgeous video. You must be proud of your mother. I love your work...

  • laTeefahDoLLs1898

    LaTeeFah from laTeefahDoLLs1898 said 4 years ago

    You two are soo beautiful & lovely! i have been an admirer of your etsy shOp for a time, now. Having had the great fortune to live in Ankara as as young girl, your work makes me long to return to Turkey...i muuust have some of your crocheting... sending you love & spring~ la

  • Pinkmind

    Simon from Pinkmind said 4 years ago

    Your work is soooo inspiring.I'm one of your many fans, since i saw it for the first time.Beautiful video.

  • BijousWhimsy

    Mandy Saile from BijousWhimsy said 4 years ago

    What beautiful work, amazing video and inspiring relationship....wow oh wow.

  • LemkaB

    ozlem Kilic from LemkaB said 4 years ago

    I LOVED this inspiring video!! Your work is amazing too, thanks so much for sharing!

  • tialys

    tialys from tialys said 4 years ago

    Inspirational! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

  • MuffinTopKnits

    Sini Huupponen from MuffinTopKnits said 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful and heart warming video! Loved the way it was filmed, their respect and love for each other and their craft shines through from every second of the video. Very touching!

  • gigigozen

    GiGi Gozen said 4 years ago

    Annamli bir video. Insanin annesi ile boyle ozel bir bagi olmasi kadar guzel birsey yok. Evet lutfen, annelerimizin kiymetini bilelim. ben annem'den cok uzaktayim ve hergun cok ozluyorum anneleri yaninda olanlar, kiymetini bilsinler lutfen. Cok daha basarilar ve sizleri burda gordugume gercekten cok sevindim. Allah tamamini getirsin.

  • LandDante

    Pinar Arat from LandofDante said 4 years ago

    Very touching story.. I watched it a few times and so happy for you Aysegul & Sebahat. Love your works, they look amazing... Power to both of you.. Hugs:))

  • aroluna

    Irene from aroluna said 4 years ago

    OH! I just found this!!! I've been a fan of your work since I discovered it, it is so unique and beautiful and fabulous! I never new about the person/s behind the work, now that I do, I value it even more. Love love love your work!

  • sukran

    Sukran Kirtis from SukranKirtisJewelry said 4 years ago

    I am so glad to know better this shop and their amazing story..This story melted my heart, my eyes is even watering....Congratulations...

  • mariesegal

    marie segal from mariesegal said 4 years ago

    A beautiful film and beautiful people, thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!! The crochet work is outstanding. Well done everyone.

  • knightcloth

    Christine Knight from knightcloth said 4 years ago

    What a wonderful story. I wish my mother were still here physically so we could continue to work together.

  • susanjg

    Susan Gillespie from OdysseyofThreads said 4 years ago

    A beautiful story to awaken the heart of any mother,or daughter. What treasures we could create together,and what treasures we have created. This bond ensures eternity and exciting work. Thank you.

  • PinkSerissa

    Gönül Yetim from PinkSerissa said 4 years ago

    tebrikler ve basarilar Aysegul ve Sebahat teyze! Gonul

  • pinkpoppies1991

    Pink Poppies from pinkpoppies1991 said 4 years ago

    Lovely lovely lovely

  • turkisharts

    betul senguler from turkisharts said 4 years ago

    wonderful story..thank you so much...

  • midoritakaki

    Midori from midoritakaki said 4 years ago

    I am so moved, got tearful. It is so lovely. It is like an art film.

  • AliandTwo

    Ali Stygal from AliandTwo said 4 years ago

    truely beautiful; your work and your close relationship. i'm lucky enough that my own mother and i are so close too, she taught me about textiles and how to work a sewing machine and my love for it grew under her guidance, she says she finds it frustrating now to try to do the close work she used to do, (she still likes to decorate the house though!) i'm doing my best to pass on the the same passion to my children, by surrounding them with texture and colours. my daughter likes to embroider and my 4 year old son likes to 'drive' the sewing machine by putting his foot down on the pedal like a racing car!! keep up the wonderful work, many happy wishes to you both xxx

  • Spiritcraft1955

    Donna from Spiritcraft1955 said 4 years ago

    Lovely story and beautiful work and your bond with each other is just wonderful. I love love love what you both create.

  • AuriesDesigns

    AuriesDesigns from AuriesDesigns said 4 years ago

    Amazing!!! We're a mother and daughter team. What's great is that our styles a so different. I love it when some ones says: "You made this, or your mom made that" and their right! Thanks for sharing your love story.

  • gulliver62

    Rebecca said 4 years ago

    Your store has been in my favorites site since I joined Etsy several years ago. The work is as beautiful and detailed as any precious metal creation I've ever seen. I've longed for a younger neckline just to wear one of your stunning pieces! Hopefully I'll get a cuff someday that will slake my thirst for this gorgeous work. Your story is so lovely without being maudlin. It really makes me miss my mother, from whom I inherited my love of creating. All the best to you both, as you certainly deserve it.

  • cookieletta

    Aysegül from cookieletta said 4 years ago

    amazing !! congrats :DD Çok güzeldi yüzümde bir tebessümle ve sevgiyle izledim.Ellerinize sağlık sevgiler adaşım :DD

  • dosteski

    ali sarikaya said 4 years ago

    Anne kız harikasınız elinize yüreğinize sağlık ... çok keyifle izledim .

  • thebeadnerd

    Neslihan Noyan from thebeadnerd said 4 years ago

    I love this, such beautiful work and such a beautiful relationship.

  • meltem

    MELTEM ERSEN from meltem said 4 years ago

    harika ellerinize sağlık:)

  • mammamiaeme

    mammamiaeme from mammamiaeme said 3 years ago

    What a beautiful little documentary and what a bautiful relationship!

  • Myworlds

    Nuray Aytaç from NurayAytac said 2 years ago

    Harikasınız,çok duygulandım:)

  • theslowcatwalk

    Sandra TheSlowCatwalk from TheSlowCatwalk said 2 years ago

    Love everything here! I can watch it again, again and again! A sea of inspiration!

  • sweetpea1066

    Rachel Cohen from vintagevaultandmore said 2 years ago

    This little film made me feel more appreciative of all the hard work that goes into the making of their jewelry. <3

  • bySHS

    SHS from Dushle said 2 years ago

    Muhteşemsiniz !! Başarıları daim olsun..

  • NazcollectionNaz

    Naz Ege from Nazcolleccolors said 2 years ago

    After watching the video with you people proud of being heard in the same country .. Shop .. I already knew and admired mother-daughter collaboration awesome .. Congratulations..

  • debreynolds3

    Deb Reynolds said 1 year ago

    I love this video!

  • zarifustun

    zarif ustun from elegantaccessoryshop said 328 days ago

    You're both so lovely and inspiring, your work is excellent! What a beautiful little documentary and what a bautiful relationship!

  • Lampdoria

    ESPADA from LAMPDORIA said 224 days ago

    Great music selection. A beautiful documentary. Productive of my country, artisans people. The product you produce you for sharing with the world.

  • cstonier

    cstonier from HookandTeasel said 70 days ago

    Beautiful film, thank you both for being so supportive in my own creative endeavour with Hook and Teasel. My mum taught me how to knit and crochet soon followed, being creative has always brought my mum and me together and now in her long term condition Parkinson's this has never been more important. Thank you for the inspiration. Claire

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