Member Feature: GULDENTAKI

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Gülden of GULDENTAKI, our featured member!


Tell us about yourself.

Hello, My name is Gülden Köylü. I live in Turkey. The city I live in is Ankara. I am married and have two children. I also have a very cute and 2-year-old grandson. I also have a dog of my friend Golden Retriever. I love my dog (Pasha) and my grandson Cinar.

I’ve been designing jewelleries since 2004.  I love making original designs.

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I have a store on Etsy since 2012 Designing jewelry, making handmade necklaces, bracelets. Jewelry is my favorite work. I opened a store in Etsy because, I wanted to business for myself.

Tell us a bit about your products.

My shop currently has 103 items. I do handmade and custom designs. I design and manufacture products with careful and precise workmanship. While I am taking supplies for my work, I dream of producing new designs. It makes me so happy. I love doing my work and being in Etsy.  I love custom orders because, I like to produce what customers want and make them happy.

I prefer natural stones, semi-precious stones, leathers, cultured pearls, raw silk, embroidery, seed beads, gold and silver plating jewelry findings and swarovski stones while making my products.

I love making original designs. I’m here to introduce boho style, tribal, ethnic, authentic and modern my works (necklaces, bracelets, earrings) using technique of peyote, beadwork technique and other knitting techniques and to make exclusive designs for you.

What inspires your work?

Nature and  my imagination, inspires me to make original designs.

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

My future goals for my business are to produce and sell more. To follow the latest trends to produce new designs and to satisfy the customers. Which is a small business yet, I aim to grow my store in the future.

My goal is to work harder to enlarge my business and increase my sales at Etsy.

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

I use high quality materials. I produce precise workmanship and original designs. I customize my work, so that it separates it from the others and hits the eye. I have 14 years of experience and I stand behind every piece I sell.

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

A small room of my house is my studio. I am very happy to work with all kinds of materials, tables, cupboards and my computer in this room. This is the nicest place in my house.

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

Taking lessons from mistakes, making too many products, taking the best photos and learning SEO.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

You have to work very hard. Photo quality is very important.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

Spending time with my family and with my grandson. Walking with my dog.

What is your favorite quote?

To be or not to be…

Where can people find out more about your business?

My Etsy Store:  GULDENTAKI

My Facebook Page: guldentakitasarim

Pinterest : guldentaki

Twitter: GldenKyl

Instagram: guldentaki

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Thank you for the opportunity to feature my little store.


If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Welcome New Members for October

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
Please join us in welcoming our new members for October to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!

My name is Rose Rombough. I believe I may have joined the team around the beginning of the month or the end of September but since I am still learning the ins and outs of Etsy and the various apps, I have been slow to participate. However, I am very enthusiastic to become an active participant.

Have a gift exchange on your gift list? This special Pan Holder is ideal!!


White open basket potholder

We are couple that loves creating and exploring new things. Most of our inspiration comes from nature: Wild forests, beaches, rivers, ancient myths and magic. We use different techniques and materials to make our products. Most of our goods are collected from sandy beaches of Baltic sea, deep and dark forests in Lithuania, or recycled from other things to give them second life.
Items we make is unique and there will be no same item in the world, our shop is small and it is because we do not make huge amount of things. Each little piece first created in head, then drafted on paper and finally made by hands using lots of love and skills, such as pyrography, carving wood, engraving stone, leather working, flint knapping and more.

These three nalbinding needles are made from very special oak tree that has been hit by the lighting but still grows in biggest lake island in Lithuania called Astravos island. Oak is one of the sacred Baltic three.
Oak is associated with spells for protection, strength, success and stability, healing, fertility, health, money, potency, and good luck. Oak has been considered sacred by just about every culture that has encountered the tree, but it was held in particular esteem by the Indo-Europeans, Norse and Celts because of its size, longevity, and nutritious acorns.


Wooden needles for nailbinding

I’m new member to this team.
My name is Gülden Köylü. I joined in ETSY in 2012. I’m making handmade jewelry for women using all types of materials. I’ve been designing and producing handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings using materials such as miyuki beads, handmade glass beads, leather, various fabrics, ribbons, semi-precious natural stones, gold and silver-plated metal, chains etc. I love and prefer Bohemian style for my designs. I’d love to show you one of my popular bracelets in Etsy as an example which is made of miyuki beads by peyote technique. An ideal boho style bracelet as a gift or for you.


Tribal boho bracelet

DEMET from DEMET says

Hello everyone,
My name is Demet, I knit and crochet, I like working with yarns and fine threads, mostly make doilies, table covers, snow flakes small objects, also make wearable things with yarns.
Glad to be here !


Crochet doily wild floral

Chaton Noir, is an accessory brand looking to express the love for animals in each and every one of their products.
Chaton was born out of my love for Mafalda, my cat.
Our designs come from here on and throughout the exploration of the pet universe, their mischief’s, gestures, games, elegance and all the feelings they generate in us.
All our pieces are carefully handcrafted, with the same love we profess to our little animals. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, purses and bags, all invite us to communicate that special bond.
Chaton Noir is therefore a different and delightful option in the accessories market, adapting and highlighting any look. It’s ideal for the laid back, audacious woman who is conscious of every detail and has her own style.


Cat lovers long wallet and cosmetic bag

Welcome new members!