I have always been creative in some form or another, but my passion for design started as a child, when I dreamed of creating stunning ball gowns, wedding dresses and all the beautiful sparkles that went along with it.
When I eventually got to art college and took my first jewellery class, my love of creating with gems was truly realised.
After leaving college, I went on to become a very successful wedding photographer working alongside my Mum, but my passion for jewellery and craft never left me, although it remained a hobby.
When working as a photographer, I saw how the market was sadly lacking a place from where people could get high quality, bespoke pieces of jewellery, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. So when, for personal reasons, we had to stop taking bookings as wedding photographers, it gave me a perfect opportunity to turn my love of this craft from a hobby into a career and thus Anara Designs emerged.
At Anara Designs, we pride ourselves on creating luxury, elegant, one-of-a-kind designs for any special occasion. It's important to us to take the time to understand our clients and their needs as we love seeing the pleasure that our designs give them and knowing that we have fulfilled their vision!!
Another love of mine, like with most women, is shoes and more than anything, different shoes so when I started Anara I couldn't wait to create a very individual shoe range.
I started hand embellishing the shoes with lace and crystal which made beautiful bridal shoes that could be totally personalised to match the dress, but I wanted to get more creative so I started the hand-painted shoe range which really is creative and totally different.
If you’re interested in starting the exciting journey towards creating your custom piece, or just want to find out more about us, please get in touch.