Murat Kayan was born in Izmir in 1972 and finished high school. In 1991, he started learning how to make nazar boncuğu under the craftsman, Abdurrahman Özboncuk. Later, Kayan opened his own shop. Since 2005, he has participated handicrafts festivals, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Currently Kayan continues his work in Izmir.