A whimsical French crochet bracelet from my favorite shop in London, VV Rouleaux, sparked my interest in crochet and led me to become a designer. I was reminded of this spark last night, when my sister-in-law presented me with this beautiful necklace that she bought from a little shop in the Grand Bazar in Istanbul. I love the way it was wrapped. So simple, yet so effective! It is 4 meters of delicate crochet work done in a very fine silky thread, and reminds me of Turkish Oya scarf edgings. The shop owner told her that they are crocheted by Turkish housewives (who must have very good eyes)! My sister-in-law said she saw women wearing them in various ways as belts and necklaces. I am still experimenting how to wear it and how to keep it from getting tangled! I hope I have the chance to visit the shop in person one day, it looks like a treasure trove!