Friday 21 December 2012


Today we went to Datça, a little town only 65 km away from us, but because of the mountain roads it takes a little over an hour to get there. There is a Greek Island very nearby, I even got a text to my phone saying 'Welcome to Greece'. The reason for our trip was to meet a fellow Etsy seller CandanImrak.

Candan makes lampwork beads and sells both beads and jewelry. The world of glass is truely colorful, and we enjoyed it alot with home made apply pie and chats about Etsy, and the world of handmade.

She has a very airy living space and in one light corner is her work bench, where she plays with glass and fire to make little treasures.

I love it when people are passionate about what they do and Candan explained her work and the world of glass full with passion.

After showing a bit what to do and explaining I had a try and made some pins with glass ball heads, they are far from perfect but it was super fun to learn something new.

We have met Etsy sellers in the past, and it was always great to meet like minded people with a passion for handmade, an outsider just doesn't understand why we are so passionate about the work we do :)


  1. ooooh, so much sun and so many colors! Love it :)

    And Estella trying the glass :D

  2. so nice to see your meeting! Hugs!

  3. WOW! I love those colorful glass sticks. It is like magic making something out of them. It is also nice to see Candan!

  4. Oh... Datça... I KNOW "that Greek island" just so close to it that you could almost touch it and you get Greek signal... the same happened to me once on Symi with the Turkish mobile signal! :)

    I've long been an admirer of Candan's wonderful work! Her glass work is just stunning and so colorful!
    Lovely to see you at the torch, Estella! :)

    Oh, and we HAVE to meet one time when I'm in Rhodes!!!!!! :D

  5. Love to see you at work Candan and Estella!

  6. Oh, amazing! My favurite part is the toolbox! :D

  7. So lovely to see Estella and Candan in Candan's studio.