The Tiklari story was born during Karla Diaz Cano’s first visit to Istanbul in 2010, where she found herself in awe of Turkey’s rich jewelry culture. She always had a passion for colorful, ethnic, and artisanal objects, so as she stumbled upon a wall of colorful bracelets at the Grand Bazaar, she was immediately transfixed. Not knowing much about designing jewelry, she embarked upon a journey that has now transformed her life and that of many others. Karla currently collaborates with artisans from Turkey, Colombia and Mexico. Inspired to capture a spirit of colorful adornment, Karla uses the inspiration she takes from her surroundings, particularly food and travel, to define Tiklari’s bold identity, selecting colors to convey happiness, wishing to celebrate fashion as an art form born from the flow of ideas and fusion of culture.