Thursday, 20 October 2016
Not far from our town is a smaller town in an amazing bay called Dalyan.
Yesterday I made a necklace inspired by this place. Beside its obvious beauty it is especially know for being the beach where every Summer about 2000 Loggerhead Sea turtles (Caretta caretta) lay their eggs. The hatching of the eggs is a big attraction and there are many volunteers to keep the beaches safe for them but also to check for wounded turtles.
I made the necklace with large pieces of Variscite stone resembling the bay, and a vintage sterling silver sea turtle with moving petals and feet.
There is a sea turtle research, rescue and rehabilitation center where people from all over the world come to volunteer passionately, their website is DeKamer (in English).
I'm very happy how the necklace turned out, it really feels like a piece of home for me :)
Dalyan has also huge and ancient grave tombs carved out in the mountains and is about an hour drive from us, the entire Mediterranean coast is full with amazing bays and beaches with loads of history too.
The necklace is available at Star of the East, and if you ever decide to visit, let us know :)