We are Caz and Zehra, good friends, busy mums, wine lovers, trekking partners and confiders who also try to fit in their day jobs in this insane schedule, among all these things we are behind the creation of beadzy.
Beadzy's story began about a year ago when Zehra was exploring one of those summer night bazaars in Turkey. These big bazaars hold hundreds of different stalls from clothing to food, handmade jewellery to little souvenirs. Zehra who is a big jewellery lover herself, was in awe and could not help admiring all these amazing handcrafted items. She then started having conversations with the women and learned more about the story behind their journey.
Although crafting is traditionally part of Turkish culture, the last few years due to the economical struggle, many women especially housewives, started learning various crafting skills through free courses provided by municipalities and selling their incredible work of art in order to support their families.
Zehra's inspiration to bring these beautiful items to Australia and introducing the handcrafted artisan jewellery with all Australian jewellery lovers was the beginning of beadzy’s birth story. Sharing the story with her friend Caz, she got her on board immediately. Caz was as passionate about the idea and wanted to be part of this journey.
In each individual product you will see the maker's profile and get an idea of who these strong, talented women are. Beadzy is not just a shop but a platform to support women. We both hope that in this industrial, fast manufactured era, when you are wearing one of our necklaces (which takes a minimum of three days to make with thousands of seed beads!) you might remember that you are connected with a woman living in a small town of Turkey who put their love into that special piece.
We hope you love beadzy as much as we do.
Love Caz & Zehra xxxx.