MEET THE DESIGNER ARTEMISHIANPlease introduce yourself and your...
MEET THE DESIGNER ARTEMISHIAN
Please introduce yourself and your brand!
My name is Ahmet Sarimehmet. I’m the founder and designer of the jewellery brand Artemishian: leather bracelets with feather, fur and design. For years I’ve been creating bracelets and also doing hair and makeup for opera and ballet, weddings, fashion shows, film and commercials. I’m fascinated by creativity and all around designing and crafting - from handwork to sewing.
Could you please tell a bit more of your background and how have you started to design jewelry?
First, I began making bracelets with beads for myself but shortly people started to ask me if they could also get some. It started very small. After a couple of months, I was booked for an ethno inspired photo shoot with a lot of jewellery but I felt like I missed some bracelets with feathers for the African model who is also a friend of mine. Then I decided to make the bracelets myself. After this, the collection grew fast and I added different kinds of leather, animal prints, and lengths of feathers.
Your use quality materials, like nappa leather, and pendants with traditional motifs. It seems like a certain heritage and history is important for you. Where do you find inspiration for your collections?
I have loved traditional handwork since I was a child. My mother used to cross stitch and make lace and I loved to watch her work. The roots of some of my pendants are superstition and mythology. I love to combine old traditional motifs with modern new pieces. I find inspiration in different cultures, film and on the Internet.
Do you design with an ideal woman in mind? Who is your muse?
The ideal woman in my mind changes constantly. She is defined by different countries, ages and styles. Currently a friend, singer and model called Carmen Samira is my favourite muse. Her power, energy and whole being motivates me to come up with new collections.
What exciting plans do you have for the year ahead?
I love making jewellery. Right now, I’m organizing some photoshoots. Many pieces are unisex from my collection, but I’m working on a “men’s only” collection too.
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Website: coming soon www.artemishian.com