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The obi belt inspired mixed fiber brooches creation give so much fun. The different textiles, coming from all over the world, carry with them diverse cultures and traditions. The colors and textures give endless pattern and design possibilities. Which one will I choose?

This oriental brooch is composed of reclaimed material; Caucasian silk, a stripe of embroidery from my old Palestinian dress, a band cut from a reclaimed necktie and a glass bead. I love it!

It is one of a kind a ready to be shipped!

It measures 5.5/8,5cm- 2.16/3.34



My textiles collection is my treasure. It is there that everything begins. Every new jewel is a journey by itself. Textiles bring with them a long thread of cultures, history, traditions and sometime represent a gender (men's neckties for example). I take this raw material out of its context and mix it with other materials in order to create a new item that has its own life and design language. Each one of my jewelry is unique and different.
It has taken me over a year to develop the technique of beads making.
All the reclaimed materials are thoroughly washed, cut according to the design, folded and ironed, cropped and only then hand rolled and stitched into a bead, no glue is used. The final product is light, soft and has a very nice touch to it. Beads might slightly differ in size or shape.

Back to Gilgulim shop by HAGARAE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gilgulim

Find me everywhere…
You may follow me to flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilgulim/
Read more about me and my work in my blog http://hagarae.blogspot.com/
Visit my page on the TAFA (Textile and Fiber Art) team site http://www.tafalist.com/2010/08/gilgulim-by-hagar-arnon-elbaz.html

Frequently asked questions about Gilgulim

Custom and personalized orders
I make custom orders with pleasure!
Imagine you have a dress you love and cannot wear any more or an old necktie of someone you loved and is no longer with us.
I create fiber necklaces out of these textiles that will remain with you as a souvenir of times and people long gone.
Furthermore, I will create a special jewel that will be perfect with a chosen dress or outfit for a special event.
Just dream it and I will make it for you.

Please note that Gilgulim jewelry are extra light and might be a perfect solutions for you ladies who stopped wearing any necklaces because you find it hard to wear anything heavier than a scarf round your necks.

If you are among women who are allergic to metals, metal free jew
In most cases I can adjust the fiber jewelry to different sizes.
Before you make a purchase please measure your neck or another necklace which is suitable for you. Please make sure the size is correct.
If any changes are needed, do not hesitate to convo me and I will make the adjustments so it suits you perfectly!
The fiber beads are very sustainable even though they are made of textiles.
All beads are hand stitched out of top quality fabrics and Gilgulim necklaces are made to last!

If by any chance you need to wash your necklace (which doesn't happen very frequently) wash the necklace in tepid water using hand-wash detergent and dry thoroughly before using it again.

Dropping your necklace into a tomato soup or bleach is highly recommended!
Gilgulim fiber jewelry are always wrapped in gift wrapping and posted in appropriate protective envelopes.

Since wrapping is part of Gilgulim creative procedure, I do not publish one gift wrapping for all jewelry but create a special gift wrapping for each customer. Some of the materials are handmade or hand painted and decorations are made of textiles and paper out of Gilgulim private collection.
Let me always surprise you!