CokGuzel

Handcrafted historically inspired jewelry and fabric

La Mesa, California
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Announcement    Welcome to Çok Güzel! (chok goozel). The shop name translates as "very pretty!" in Turkish, and I hope that you will agree that it's well named!
PLEASE READ!!! I describe items in my store as completely and accurately as possible, including the weight/thickness of the cotton prints. I'm happy to answer questions and try to respond very quickly when someone sends a convo.
I am receiving new cotton print fabrics from India every few weeks, as well as de stashing some of my fabulous collection of gorgeous fabrics and luxury yarns. Many of these listings will be designated that all sales profits will be donated to local animal rescue charities. Please check back often or add my shop to your "Favorites" list to receive updates of new listings.
I will no longer ship items to Germany. Germany has instituted new regulations regarding packaging of items shipped to it, and my shop is too small to support the charges. Any sales to customers in Germany will be cancelled and refunded.
I am not responsible for items lost in the mail, however I will give you all the information available to help you track your item. For items shipping out of the USA I suggest that the customer purchase insurance.
I cannot combine shipping on most items if they are not bought and paid for at the same time!
Please read the return/exchange policies at the bottom of the main CokGuzel page!
Here you will find jewelry and items that I have made or collected, mostly aimed at historical reenacting but also suitable for modern wear. I use genuine stone beads and high quality 14k gold fill, vermeil (22k gold plated onto sterling silver) and solid sterling silver metals. No brass ear wires, plated base metal, faux stones..... I want to provide real historically inspired jewelry for real historical reenactors.
That being said, not everything that you will find here can only be worn with costumes. Many styles of bead jewelry can span centuries of use, since there are only so many ways to combine beads and string! A 2nd century Roman bead necklace works very well with 21st century fashion.
I also will have other items in my shop besides hand made jewelry. Right now I have beautiful hand blocked Indian cotton fabrics suitable for other re enactor clothing and modern wear as well as gorgeous handwoven silk(cotton ikat cloth from Uzbekistan. When these items are sold, they will not be re stocked.
In the interest of durability, I use Beadalon 49 strand wire and heavy duty modern clasps for the necklaces since linen cord wears out after being worn for a while. Clasp style are listed in the descriptions. Some of the ear wires are handmade, some are purchased but they are all solid 14k gold fill or sterling silver. I can change earrings from hoop to french wire for no extra charge. Although the hoop style is more appropriate for historical earrings, not everyone likes them.....
If you like a style of necklace listed but want it longer, please convo me. I can either add a chain extender or (if I have the materials) string up a new necklace the perfect length.
I LOVE special orders! It makes me very happy to work with a customer to make one of a kind, fabulous and perfect jewelry that will be treasured by the owner!

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Last updated on Sep 12, 2022

Welcome to Çok Güzel! (chok goozel). The shop name translates as "very pretty!" in Turkish, and I hope that you will agree that it's well named!
PLEASE READ!!! I describe items in my store as completely and accurately as possible, including the weight/thickness of the cotton prints. I'm happy to answer questions and try to respond very quickly when someone sends a convo.
I am receiving new cotton print fabrics from India every few weeks, as well as de stashing some of my fabulous collection of gorgeous fabrics and luxury yarns. Many of these listings will be designated that all sales profits will be donated to local animal rescue charities. Please check back often or add my shop to your "Favorites" list to receive updates of new listings.
I will no longer ship items to Germany. Germany has instituted new regulations regarding packaging of items shipped to it, and my shop is too small to support the charges. Any sales to customers in Germany will be cancelled and refunded.
I am not responsible for items lost in the mail, however I will give you all the information available to help you track your item. For items shipping out of the USA I suggest that the customer purchase insurance.
I cannot combine shipping on most items if they are not bought and paid for at the same time!
Please read the return/exchange policies at the bottom of the main CokGuzel page!
Here you will find jewelry and items that I have made or collected, mostly aimed at historical reenacting but also suitable for modern wear. I use genuine stone beads and high quality 14k gold fill, vermeil (22k gold plated onto sterling silver) and solid sterling silver metals. No brass ear wires, plated base metal, faux stones..... I want to provide real historically inspired jewelry for real historical reenactors.
That being said, not everything that you will find here can only be worn with costumes. Many styles of bead jewelry can span centuries of use, since there are only so many ways to combine beads and string! A 2nd century Roman bead necklace works very well with 21st century fashion.
I also will have other items in my shop besides hand made jewelry. Right now I have beautiful hand blocked Indian cotton fabrics suitable for other re enactor clothing and modern wear as well as gorgeous handwoven silk(cotton ikat cloth from Uzbekistan. When these items are sold, they will not be re stocked.
In the interest of durability, I use Beadalon 49 strand wire and heavy duty modern clasps for the necklaces since linen cord wears out after being worn for a while. Clasp style are listed in the descriptions. Some of the ear wires are handmade, some are purchased but they are all solid 14k gold fill or sterling silver. I can change earrings from hoop to french wire for no extra charge. Although the hoop style is more appropriate for historical earrings, not everyone likes them.....
If you like a style of necklace listed but want it longer, please convo me. I can either add a chain extender or (if I have the materials) string up a new necklace the perfect length.
I LOVE special orders! It makes me very happy to work with a customer to make one of a kind, fabulous and perfect jewelry that will be treasured by the owner!

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M A Sullivan aka Cristóbal

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Last updated on May 11, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is vermeil?

Vermeil is solid sterling silver that has been heavily plated with 22k gold. It looks like solid 22k gold, and with proper care it will continue to look like solid gold for years. Since it is made entirely of sterling silver and 22k gold, it is considered precious metal and is an affordable alternative to solid gold.

What is 14kgold fill?

14k gold fill is jewelers brass that has been "filled" with 14k gold so it looks and wears like solid 14k gold at a much more affordable price. The gold does not wear off and with proper care it will look beautiful for a lifetime.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewelry is packed in an anti-tarnish ziplock bag and shipped in a gift box. Please continue to store your jewelry in the anti-tarnish bag to keep the metals as shiney as when you recieved it!

Care instructions

I use high quality materials to make my jewelry. However, all jewelry needs to be cared for properly to prevent tarnishing and breakage. Below is a list of no-no's if you wish to keep your jewlery beautiful and whole!
Don't wear your jewelry in the shower, bath or swimming. If you sweat a lot, wipe the jewelry off gently with a soft cloth before returning it to it's bag.
Take your jewelry off before bed time or during heavy physical activity.
Apply your make up, perfume, hair spray, etc before putting on your jewelry.
Use the anti-tarnish bags provided with your jewelry for storage. Make sure that the jewelry is dry before putting it in the bag.
Use the plastic wire nuts provided so you don't lose an earring!