A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

A little bit of boho.  Upcycled Indian chairs found at Plumo.

the chairs are hand made and upcycled

Inner beauty is so boho. Amen!

Inner beauty is so boho. Amen!

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Pink bohemian tassel. Too cute not to share!

Pink bohemian tassel. Too cute not to share!

Jewelry Fun: Boho adventures from the Levant

Handmade Jewelry: Karboojeh Color Power Boho Bracelet

Boho Jewelry Fun: Bracelets, rings and earrings from the Levant. This is my new collection of handmade jewelry - by Karboojeh Jewelry. I had great fun working on these, and more, to be revealed soon inshAllah.

Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Rings

The first piece is called the Karboojeh Color Power Boho Bracelet. The three wooden rings above are nicknamed, Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Rings. The three earrings below are just a sneak peak into a boho earrings collection I might reveal here or over at my other blog karboojeh.wordpress.com.

Karboojeh Wood & Blue Boho Earrings

I made a couple of key-accessories, I am showing one here below. I’m calling it, Karboojeh Blue Levant Key Charm.

I’m particularly in love with seed beads (little glass beads that if stacked together can make a big impact): In this piece, turquoise beads go lovingly well with bronze. This (below) is called, Karboojeh Mixed Brass Levant Pendant Necklace.

Karboojeh Mixed Brass Levant Pendant Necklace

And here is its sister, Karboojeh Mixed Levant Pendant Necklace.

Karboojeh Mixed Levant Pendant Necklace

That’s it for now. Take care… :)

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Boho details: Tassels, pom-poms, patterns & beads

Wire-lashing jewelry

The method behind what’s boho. This photo is for those who make jewelry, like myself, with a bit of an insider look on “technique.”

Packaging Inspiration from Anthroplogie. An enclosure of generously gilded leather enveloping: hand-bound pages wrapped by a tassel cord.

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Vintage nomadic boho: Mirrors on Pillows. Gypsy belt from an Indian accessories tradition.

boho cuchion

boho cushion

Boho Cushions for Comfort. Indian mirrored cushions.

Anthropologie ethnic cushion. Beautiful colors & prints.

Pom Pom beauty. A fusion pom-pom necklace marrying different jewelry-making techniques, found at Anthropologie.

Anthro tasseled pin necklaceTasseled Boho Necklace. Anthropologie is now posting this necklace on their website, and it is an absolute darling.

I posted an older tutrorial about making your own tassel on my other blog, karboojeh.wordpress.com.

There, you can also find a little story about the origin of tassels, and how it relates to my culture & spirirtual heritage.

Tassels are everywhere in the Levant. They are part of daily life, rather than being a fashion trend that comes & goes.

They adorn prayer rosaries, and go all the way to decorate curtains, cushions, and so many other decorative items.

Now they are on necklaces and bracelets; which is not their usual place.

My personal belief, without really researching my claims, is that Ottomans spread ‘the tassel’ in the world!

I love tassels!

Let’s not forget to go back to wire-lashing, and again it’s a necklace from Anthropologie…

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Bohemian Twig Fashion. Marukiko, one of Etsy's hand-makers, makes these beautiful hand-painted boho twig necklaces. Love at first sight. I love rustic, not so polished jewelry that reminds us of nature & earth. Twigs are now finding their voice in boho fashion.

Wood connected necklace - Etsy - marukiko

Bohemian Twig Fashion. Marukiko, one of Etsy's hand-makers, makes these beautiful hand-painted boho twig necklaces. Love at first sight. I love rustic, not so polished jewelry that reminds us of nature & earth. Twigs are now finding their voice in boho fashion.

Boho way of recycling trees. The beads on this bracelet are made from paper, and glazed with some kind of varnish or sealer. Nail polish works, too. I like the mix up of paper beads with sequin & glass seed beads. Very authentic.
I wish I knew the original maker of this bohemian bracelet. Alas!

Boho way of recycling trees. The beads on this bracelet are made from paper, and glazed with some kind of varnish or sealer. Nail polish works, too. I like the mix up of paper beads with sequin & glass seed beads. Very authentic.

I wish I knew the original maker of this bohemian bracelet. Alas!

Boho paper beads bracelet

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Color-power boho earrings. I found these earrings at fashion-conscience.com. They’re called: Fair Trade Beaded Hoop Earrings. And they are so lovely. Easy to make, too.
Here are more boho jewelery beauties, mostly handmade…

These earrings are by fellow Tumblr jewelery-maker, Bohemia Jewellery. Aren’t they gorgeous? Love’em. Handmade!
Check this out!

This is a Bohemian hippie friendship bracelet over at Etsy’s One of a Kind Jewelry Design (OOAKjewel)

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I did mention before (here and on my other blog), my love for Pom Poms, and how delighted I was seeing this pom pom hippie bracelet, also by the above-mentioned Etsy creator.

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Source: thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

The woven rope bracelet above is from an online shop called The Vitrine. They feature the products & creations of several handmade artists.

I love the blending of woven rope & chain (below). Then there’s the tassel, a beloved jewelery element of mine. Nice design.
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Source (L): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest


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 The tassel earrings are quite boho-chic, made out of twisted bamboo thread and suede strings.



Source (Pic above - Right): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

Color-power boho earrings. I found these earrings at fashion-conscience.com. They’re called: Fair Trade Beaded Hoop Earrings. And they are so lovely. Easy to make, too.Fair Trade beaded hoop earrings

Here are more boho jewelery beauties, mostly handmade…

Aqua Beaded Hoops

These earrings are by fellow Tumblr jewelery-maker, Bohemia Jewellery. Aren’t they gorgeous? Love’em. Handmade!

Check this out!

Bohemian hippie bracelet - friendship bracelets

This is a Bohemian hippie friendship bracelet over at Etsy’s One of a Kind Jewelry Design (OOAKjewel)

Bohemian hippie bracelet - friendship bracelets

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Bohemian hippie - beaded gypsy heart bracelet - turquoise and red coral

I did mention before (here and on my other blog), my love for Pom Poms, and how delighted I was seeing this pom pom hippie bracelet, also by the above-mentioned Etsy creator.

Boho chic cuff bracelet - romantic oriental sari style

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Bohemian hippie bracelet - beaded multiple strands

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The woven rope bracelet above is from an online shop called The Vitrine. They feature the products & creations of several handmade artists.

I love the blending of woven rope & chain (below). Then there’s the tassel, a beloved jewelery element of mine. Nice design.

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Source (L): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

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 The tassel earrings are quite boho-chic, made out of twisted bamboo thread and suede strings.

Source (Pic above - Right): thevitrine.com via Karboojeh on Pinterest

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Karboojeh Handmade: The Blue Mediterranean collection

Karboojeh Blue Collection Handmade Chain Necklaces - By Karboojeh Jewelry

Blue Boho-chic Jewelry. The Mediterranean is a melting ‘sea’ for civilizations that have their own interpretation of the color blue. Blue is most prevalent in ethnic jewelry that hails from places like Morocco, Istanbul and even Sham Sherif.

Karboojeh 'One Blue' Chain Necklace - Handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry

In this collection, I share a number of necklaces handmade by Kaboojeh Jewelry, in an attempt to modernize and enliven a culture of ‘blue.’ I have deep respect for everything old, so my attempts here are merely a form of self-expression. I’m simply not good at mimic-ing other people’s work.

Karboojeh Sham Blue Chain Necklace - Handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry

The first necklace is a Karboojeh ‘One Blue’ Chain Necklace, followed by Karboojeh Sham Blue Chain Necklace, and the one below is called, Hand of Fatima pendant necklace by Karboojeh Jewelry.

Hand of Fatima pendant necklace ~ by karboojeh Jewelry

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All jewelry & photos are originally by Karboojeh Jewelry

Vintage Necklace from the Levant: When global vintage meets my heritage

Vintage Levant: Karboojeh Vintage Necklace with handmade Crochet and vintage beads - By Karboojeh Jewelry

Handmade, vintage, boho, necklace from the Levant. The center glass piece spells: Allah. It sits on a handmade crochet flower, with vintage beads that used to be part of an old pair of earrings. A golden vintage clip-on earring, snuggles nicely below the blue glass focal piece.

Vintage Levant: Karboojeh Vintage Necklace with handmade Crochet and vintage beads - By Karboojeh Jewelry

In Ottoman times, wearing the name ‘Allah’ was for protection and remembrance of the love of God. This necklace has something holy about it, it needs to be treated with utmost respect.

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Original work and photo by Karboojeh Jewelry

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The rustic earth-loving boho. 'The Rustica' is a new handmade boho bracelet by Karboojeh Jewelry. It comes with a pair of earrings made with natural wooden seeds.
This is the most close-to-earth design I have made up until now, it works with every boho wardrobe, and it’s neutral, no pop of color, just a calm way to run a bohemian look with the least bit of fuss.

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All photos are original & posted for the first time (By Karboojeh Jewelry).

'The Rustica' boho earrings, handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry

The rustic earth-loving boho. 'The Rustica' is a new handmade boho bracelet by Karboojeh Jewelry. It comes with a pair of earrings made with natural wooden seeds.

This is the most close-to-earth design I have made up until now, it works with every boho wardrobe, and it’s neutral, no pop of color, just a calm way to run a bohemian look with the least bit of fuss.

Karboojeh handmade boho bracelet - The Rustica

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Boho glam with a Tassel. Global Glam beaded bracelets. This is  Juicy Couture’s boho-chic twist on a bracelet. Isn’t she a beauty? Last year I used to wear my Sufi rosary as a necklace, and of course it had a tassel, and everyone looked at it as if it was an odd thing to wear. Now, it’s fashionable, and it’s OK to wear tassels. That’s so unfortunate. People wait for designer labels and the fashion industry to Okay their cultural aesthetic, and until it is fashionably recognized you remain an outcast.

Tassels are a part and parcel of my culture, like many other beautiful  things (harem pants, kaftans, etc). Only when the fashion industry comes and  creates a replica of our heritage do people accept it as ‘modern’, cool,  and ‘fashion forward’. They don’t have the courage to look into their  own culture and heritage and appreciate the beauty they have. Anything that their ancestors used to wear is ‘backwards’, unless fashion comes and declares it ‘inspiring’. This only  tells you, people are sheep, and they move with the herd.
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(All photos are via http:www.net-a-porter.com)

Juicy Couture's Global Glam

Boho glam with a Tassel. Global Glam beaded bracelets. This is Juicy Couture’s boho-chic twist on a bracelet. Isn’t she a beauty? Last year I used to wear my Sufi rosary as a necklace, and of course it had a tassel, and everyone looked at it as if it was an odd thing to wear. Now, it’s fashionable, and it’s OK to wear tassels. That’s so unfortunate. People wait for designer labels and the fashion industry to Okay their cultural aesthetic, and until it is fashionably recognized you remain an outcast.

Juicy Couture's Global Glam Bracelet

Tassels are a part and parcel of my culture, like many other beautiful things (harem pants, kaftans, etc). Only when the fashion industry comes and creates a replica of our heritage do people accept it as ‘modern’, cool, and ‘fashion forward’. They don’t have the courage to look into their own culture and heritage and appreciate the beauty they have. Anything that their ancestors used to wear is ‘backwards’, unless fashion comes and declares it ‘inspiring’. This only tells you, people are sheep, and they move with the herd.

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(All photos are via http:www.net-a-porter.com)


Bohemian love for Moroccan homes. I have Moroccan roots which have always pulled me towards this rich culture and heritage. I went to Morocco once and saw some of the beautiful things this country has to offer: An eclectic, colorful, rich, and delicious atmosphere. Sufi tradition is ripe in Morocco.

During days when I was tired of shopping and concerts, I used to go to a small Sufi Mosque in Casablanca to spend the day in meditation. Throughout the day, men would chant Sufi ‘zikr’ in unity. They entered the Mosque with their white hooded kaftans, sat in a circle and repeated: ‘Allahumma Sallee Wa Sallem Ala Sayyidina Mohammad-en wa Ala Alihi wa Sahbihi Wa Sallem.”
Going to a Sufi ‘Hadra’ (gathering for the remembrance of God) is an experience out of this world. That time in Morocco a few years ago was the beginning of my official journey in Sufism.
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After dozing off at the small Mosque, I went shopping. Old habits die hard.
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Morrocan floor seating

Bohemian love for Moroccan homes. I have Moroccan roots which have always pulled me towards this rich culture and heritage. I went to Morocco once and saw some of the beautiful things this country has to offer: An eclectic, colorful, rich, and delicious atmosphere. Sufi tradition is ripe in Morocco.

Morrocan decor

During days when I was tired of shopping and concerts, I used to go to a small Sufi Mosque in Casablanca to spend the day in meditation. Throughout the day, men would chant Sufi ‘zikr’ in unity. They entered the Mosque with their white hooded kaftans, sat in a circle and repeated: ‘Allahumma Sallee Wa Sallem Ala Sayyidina Mohammad-en wa Ala Alihi wa Sahbihi Wa Sallem.”

Going to a Sufi ‘Hadra’ (gathering for the remembrance of God) is an experience out of this world. That time in Morocco a few years ago was the beginning of my official journey in Sufism.

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Marrakesh Mosque

After dozing off at the small Mosque, I went shopping. Old habits die hard.

(click on the last two images to reach original source)

Moroccan shoes

Pouffes with a pom-pom trim are very difficult to get over. The color of this ‘suzani’ style pouffe is so dreamy… works great for a shabby-chic house with an ethnic, bohemian edge. The pink pom-pom trimming is feminine, yet not overboard; it’s still an adult’s pouffe.

Pouffes with a pom-pom trim are very difficult to get over. The color of this ‘suzani’ style pouffe is so dreamy… works great for a shabby-chic house with an ethnic, bohemian edge. The pink pom-pom trimming is feminine, yet not overboard; it’s still an adult’s pouffe.

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A trio of handmade boho bracelets

Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry - '2 Teals' boho bracelet

Blue boho bracelets. The theme of these handmade bracelets isThe Sky loves the Sea”. Together they can mix colors to create a canvas of blue, turquoise and green-blue on the sea surface. Both Sky & Sea are God’s ancient 3-in-1 brush, paint, and canvas.

Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry - '3 Blues' boho bracelet

Here in the Levant and the Mediterranean, the sea is really blue. I saw the ocean when I was in England, and it was grey, so I guess the Mediterranean has a special glow to it. I guess Italians would agree :)

Karboojeh Handmade Jewelry - 'Mauve & Teal' boho bracelet

These bracelets are handmade by Karboojeh Jewelry using beads that remind us of the color blue in several possible marriages of color and variation.

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P.S. All photos are by Karboojeh Jewelry & are taken by me, the creator!

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