ŞİVE ÇULLU ALPMAN
I graduated from department of Cengiz Özer' s Turkish Jewelry at The Ministry of National Education in 1987.
In 1988 I started apprenticeship with Çetin Serttaş at İzmir Jewelry bazaar and earned a certificate of mastership.
In 1989 Turkish TV Channel (Kanal D) made a program about me being first master woman jewelry designer and introduced my workshop.
Between 1990-1992 I worked as teacher at 9 September University (Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi) gave Jewelry Design lessons. Some of my students had been working with me since then.
At my private jewelry design course I gave scholarship to my graduated students.
CNN Türk TV Channel made a program about my exhibition Anatolian Civilization Jewelry called '' Anadolu Medeniyetleri Takıları'' . They interviewed about my design collection in 2002.
TRT 2 TV Channel made a special announcement about my work and being first Turkish women jewelry craftsman in 2004.
I was the special guest at Memleketten Haber Var live program at 2005 produced by TRT- İnternational TV Channel.
“ I studied years and years different chain methods used in many cultures such as Early Bronze Age, Kingdom of Lydia, Hellenistic period and Roman period.
I learned when I was assistant master jewelry designer the famous saying “Patience is the real step of craftsmanship” . I truly believe that saying. I have been working on making perfect seamless chain design in years. Most handmade chain design are based on two piece of loop added each other. I tried to create something different. That took 7 years of my life. I finally managed to create continuous loop chain. This was a real challenge for me. I also got my patent under Şive design my continuous loop chain. I am using my method of continuous loop chain in many other jewelry pieces such as rings, brooches and of course necklaces.
I use my method continuous loop chain create unique brooch and pendants such as around cameos and antique coins.
All Şive jewelry pieces has label of my name as stamped underneath.
I believe being first women jewelry designer in Turkey gives me more responsibility. I try my best to show my jewelers around different exhibitions.
I work hard to reintroduce Anatolian Civilization jewelers which has been forgotten in today's world.
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