Private guidance and walk in the Grand Bazaar
Three hours jewellery workshop in the bazaar
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“Since I had been to Istanbul before and seen the main tourist sites, I was looking for something different to do on this visit. Luckily, I found Istanbul Tour Studio and signed up for the jewelry workshop. Instead of just spending the day hanging out shopping at the Grand Bazaar, I hung out in a real jewelry workshop with two very talented jewelers, and made my own piece of custom jewelry! Eren Usta taught me metal cutting, welding, polishing, and everything it takes to create a unique pendant to take home with me. Much better than anything I could have bought in the bazaar! Very cool experience, I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants something beyond the typical Istanbul tour!” Read more on Tripadvisor.
Most people go to the Grand Bazaar to try and buy a ring, bracelet or some other handicraft. But have you ever thought of going there to make one? I was born in Hamburg, Germany and have been traveling the world for many years. Since 2012, I’ve been spending most of my time creating jewelry. I learnt learning the art of gold-smithery and jewellery making from Eren Usta (‘usta' means master or teacher in Turkish, a man who’s been actively devoting himself to this craft for almost 25 years. I have always been influenced by Istanbul’s special vibe and creative thinking. And the Grand Bazaar with all its hidden alleys has become my source of inspiration.