I have loved designing since I was a young. For a long time I used photography to capture geometry, light and colour. Then I focused on graphic design in which I used lines and shapes with great enthusiasm. But the field where I can express my creavity most deeply is jewelry design. Using my hands and my imagination so freely was something in which I found the most joy. I didn’t know that my love of design would take me to a journey where I only make earrings. Since then I have made thousands of unique earrings, as I never make the same pair of earrings twice.

I gave my earrings the name of Merlin the magician, believing that we all have a magician inside. Merlin is a true symbol of creativity and imagination and reminds me of one's full potential. Our true self is like a magician who can generate abundantly. I believe that connecting with my own Merlin made me able to have this marvelous niche. And while I’m making earrings I feel like a magician with endless creative ideas flowing to me.

Uniquely designed Merlin Earrings give every woman the privilege of wearing her own individual design. I use wire because I am fascinated by the endless possibilities of creating shapes just by bending the wire by hand. To satisfy my love for colours and nature I use natural gemstones for my designs. Working with natural stones that have come into existence over millions of years, feels like magic itself…

Merlin Earrings are handcrafted by me in Amsterdam. The earrings are made from sustainable materials. Today almost 90% of all brass in the world is recycled. The gemstones used are all natural. The paper to which the earrings are attached is recycled paper and also becomes a small gift wrap.

I have a wish that every woman come closer to her own inner magician, by wearing Merlin Earrings…

Eylem Aktepe