Origin Story


      A Friendship Story 

      Bodrum, a seaside village in Turkey is where the Bodrum Beads was created.  Two friends needing a way to keep their phones safe, yet attached, strung a beautiful variety of glass, wooden and the magical Turkish Eye Bead together - and attached it to their phones.  The beads crossed their bodies leaving hands free and phone safe.  

       The Bodrum Beads represent a bonded friendship, created at home in Bodrum, Turkey. Many call the area heaven, romantic, tropical and peaceful, we are lucky to live in this paradise every summer.  

      We started making these phone bead cords for fun and for our own use then realized the freedom it brings.  We are active people and our phone beads have allowed us to never loose our phones, allow our hands to be free, whether walking the dog, a child or holding groceries or hiking or bicycling or just hanging at the beach. They are multi functional and at the same time fashionable, fun and a major conversation piece.

      After being stopped so so many times, by curious people wondering where we got our phone beads and how they can order them, we realized we had to share our magic! People's reactions and desire made us want to find ways to give everyone access to them.

      Hence the birth of Bodrum Beads, our evil eyes and beads are hand blown glass, in magical colors, they are delicate but extremely sturdy.  

      We are a home grown story, we bead our designs ourselves, recruiting family and friends. it brings us so much joy to be able to finally launch our business and are grateful of all the support and encouragement from our surroundings of uplifters!! 

      All of the material is artfully crafted and sustainably sourced. 




      The eye bead is a hand crafted glass bead based on nazar in Turkey. This art has changed very little for thousands of years. 

      The Nazar Boncuk charm (or Turkish Eye Bead) is an "eye", often set on a blue background. It stares back at the world to ward off the evil eye and keep you safe from harm. Since ancient times, people have been attaching this Turkish evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from the evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from the evil eyes. 

      Turkish Eye Beads, are a sacred custom, found at childbirth on newborn babies, in our homes, cars, boats and on ourselves as jewelry and now as a functional and stylish phone accessory.  

      Today the evil eye is seen all over the continent, adorned by young and old, male and female, the eye makes one feel protected, brings luck and good fortune.