Tengri Ulgen Beaded Necklace


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In ancient times central asian people believed in the god of sky, Tengri Ulgen, that sits in the heavens and protects people from evil. The colour of the blue sky is regarded as a sacred colour and used for protection.

For this beaded collection we have been working with Tülay Çalışkan and Ferda Yılmaz from Atakum, Samsun, a city located in the BlackSea region of Turkey.

Tülay Abla (Abla in Turkish means older sister, it's used also when a woman is older than us to express respect towards her) is a teacher of handmade beaded jewellery at the Public Education Center in Atakum and Ferda Abla is one of her experienced students. Tülay Abla began beading 25 years ago and is mostly self taught. She has been interested in handmade goods and arts and crafts since an early age. Her love of beading began when she came across a diagram for beading in a newspaper and started learning by herself which eventually turned into her profession. She has supported her two daughters selling what she creates, has been a professional teacher for the last 7 years and is dedicated to educating other women. Tülay abla also teaches the craft of beading and handmade jewellery in women’s shelters in her area.

Ferda Abla is a science teacher and mother of two but beading is like meditation for her. Since a young age she has been drawn to craft including stitching, embroidery and knitting. Ferda Abla has been learning beading from and working with Tülay Abla and together they have collaborated with Cleopatra’s Bling and are excited to be supporting charity in Turkey. Tülay Abla and Ferda Abla value the process of handmade products and have been dreaming of sharing their craft internationally.

Tülay Abla says that the best part of her job is to see someone enjoy what she has created with her hands.

Hand crafted by artisan women, individually beaded. Dimensions: 39cm length.

Your unique piece of jewellery by Cleopatra's Bling has been handmade using traditional jewellery techniques and exceptional materials.

As we hand craft each piece, slight variations are to be expected and are what make our designs one-of-a-kind.

Please be gentle with your treasures and do not apply lotions and perfume while wearing your gold plated pieces. Please avoid water when wearing gold plated jewellery.

Gold has a tendency to scratch, so extra care should be taken when wearing and cleaning to maintain quality and appearance.

Sterling silver that is worn regularly requires less care, so we encourage you to wear your silver treasures daily.

I hope my creations bring you luck.

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Orders will be dispatched bi-weekly using DHL domestic shipping. We are using DHL domestic in order to keep your jewellery safe and sound, but also because you have full control over delivery with the tracking number that is sent to you via email upon shipping. 

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Cleopatra’s Bling accepts the return of unworn and unused items in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of order receipt, for store credit. Please contact a member of our team to begin the returns process.

This policy strictly excludes items to which a discount code has been applied, sale items, and items made-to-order or customised in any way, including all solid gold items.

Online purchases can only be returned for exchange via post, to the Cleopatra’s Bling Head Office.

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Tengri Ulgen Beaded Necklace

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