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Hey there, I'm Alice. I also answer to Alicia. And yes, my last name really, really is Istanbul.

My work is inspired by many periods from Medieval to Celtic to late 19th century. I am particularly moved by the organic and feminine qualities that Art Nouveau embodies and many of my pieces are inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and their contemporaries. Their artwork has the ability to cross the centuries and capture the dreamy, elusive embodiment of femininity and power.

My work begins in my head and then flows from pen to paper. All the images featured in my jewelry are my original hand drawn artwork. I translate my designs into gold and sterling silver using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as etching, forging, piercing, and casting…

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  • Joined June 10, 2007

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sterling, silver, gold, patina, stones

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About

ARTIST STATEMENT:

Hey there, I'm Alice. I also answer to Alicia. And yes, my last name really, really is Istanbul.

My work is inspired by many periods from Medieval to Celtic to late 19th century. I am particularly moved by the organic and feminine qualities that Art Nouveau embodies and many of my pieces are inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and their contemporaries. Their artwork has the ability to cross the centuries and capture the dreamy, elusive embodiment of femininity and power.

My work begins in my head and then flows from pen to paper. All the images featured in my jewelry are my original hand drawn artwork. I translate my designs into gold and sterling silver using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as etching, forging, piercing, and casting. Striving for a vintage and timeless feel, I focus on texture, layering, and contrast to craft eclectic styles that call to the wearer from another time and place.

My pieces become artifacts, talismans imbued with my dreams. And, hopefully, yours.


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COPYRIGHT:

All jewelry and original artwork featured on my jewelry is Copyright Alice Istanbul Designs and may not be used in any way without my express permission.

Thank you!!

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