studio alev is a jewelry label created by Alev Koksal in 2017. Born and raised in Turkey and now based in New York, Alev fell for creating a wearable something at a young age by sewing slippers from layers and layers of magazine paper. She later on moved to New York; and while working in fashion, wanted to design and create a wearable something for people like herself who find beauty in imperfections and strive for spontaneity. The idea of studio alev jewelry line emerged from a need of a everyday choker to wear from dusk till dawn; a subtle, easy accent to enhance a clean and otherwise simple look.
Alev designs and forms her pieces by hand fabricating and using silversmithing techniques and/or carving on wax in a sunny Greenpoint, Brooklyn artists’ studio to be cast in metal by responsible companies in New York’s jewelry district. Her line reflects a combination of the vibrant lifestyle in New York City full of music, art, fashion and the sentimental beauty of Istanbul today.