Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
Social media, long hours at work, busy weekends… Sounds familiar? We live our lives in such a fast paced environment and with so many distractions, that we hardly have the time to focus on ourselves and our wellbeing. To distress and re-balance, more and more people are moving away from traditional medicinal treatments and instead turning towards centuries old spiritual practices such as mediation, reiki, crystal healing and many others. Here at Ottoman Hands we have been looking for a meaningful way of restoring our inner balance using amulets and beautifully spiritual jewellery. Read More
“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” Stevie Wonder
With Mother’s Day around the corner we have asked our creative director – Deniz Gurdal – to tell us about the most inspiring women in her life and how they have shaped her creative vision and our jewellery.
Woohoo! We have officially entered Summer season… With long and warm sunny days finally upon us, we cannot help but reminisce about the stunning SS17 campaign we shot at the beautiful glamping resort, Casa de Laila, set amongst lush landscapes of Southern Spain. The idyllic location complimented our vibrant capsule collections in all their idealic glory. So here’s a little behind the scenes preview, we’re sure you’ll be feeling inspired and Summer ready! Read More
We love December in all its festive glory, sparkling and sizzling in champagne flutes, dancing in beautiful reflections on jolly red sides of Christmas baubles, tasting of mince pies and soothing hot chocolate. There are so many things to do (we are not just talking about Christmas gift shopping) so many gorgeous parties to attend and so many memories to make. And with every special occasion popping up in our reminders, there is a an outfit to put together. We’re sure you have already started planning your ultimate festive wardrobe, however, here at Ottoman Hands we believe that, no winter look is complete without stunning Christmas party accessories. So to inspire you, we have asked our team to share their festive outfits and beautiful evening jewellery they are planning to complete their looks with.
With gorgeous new season collections launching on our website, we couldn’t help but reminisce of how it all began six years ago at the heart of London’s iconic Notting Hill. To give you the full story of how, where and when, we have caught up with our creative director – Deniz Gurdal – to talk about the past, the present and, of course, the amazing future…
Every new collection starts it’s life in our Turkish workshop under the creative eye of Deniz Gurdal, head designer and founder of Ottoman Hands. Carefully selected stones are cut and shaped to fit the new collection’s designs. We hope you enjoy this sneak peak behind the scenes in Istanbul.