Aside from playing with their toys, a typical hobby that children pick up is drawing and coloring. As supportive parents, we try to give them everything necessary for them to exercise their imaginations. We provide them crayons, colored pens, and most importantly, paper to doodle on (with hopes that it will prevent them from drawing on the walls).
Once a drawing is made, they excitedly show it to us, obviously proud of the masterpiece they’ve created. Sometimes though, we have to admit that we don’t quite understand their art, nevertheless, we praise them for it because we love them, and we don’t want our kids to feel discouraged at this age when they are just discovering their talents.
But there are also times when we end up genuinely loving what they made, that we want to keep it with us forever. In today’s age, there are more ways than one to immortalize our children’s artworks.
But one company has found a unique way for parents to keep their little kid’s precious drawings always close to them – literally.
Tasarim Takarim is a company based in Istanbul, Turkey. The people who established this business are two mothers with a background in art, Yasemin Erdin Tavukçu and Özgür Karavit. Yasemin is a painter and children’s art educator, and Özgür is a sculptor and goldsmith.
The founders believe that the creativity of children should always be supported and nurtured. According to their website:
“We believe that the children drawings are the primal building stone of the children’s creativity. The best way to support their creativity is to love, respect and give importance to their art.”
And what better way to do that than to transform these drawings into wearable art pieces? The company turns children’s artworks into silver jewelry, which makes the perfect keepsake of their creativity.
The concept for Tasarim Takarim all started when Özgür successfully made a brooch from her son’s bull drawing. That event sparked the idea of starting a business aimed at showing children appreciation for their art. Joined by their husbands, Ersin Tavukçu and Erdem Karavit, they are now a team of four working together to bring these unique pieces of jewelry around the world.
They can turn drawings into different accessories such as earrings, necklaces, brooches, cuff-links, and bracelets. But if you prefer something that isn’t wearable, they can also transform artworks into tabletop displays, bookmarks, and key-chains.
Check out the video below to see the intricate process of turning a drawing into silver jewelry.
What a clever idea! We bet you’d love to have one of these pieces yourself.
For the complete steps on how to order, visit this page.