IARA Design is the place to come for beautiful, unique, handcrafted jewelry and handbags. My designs are inspired by the rich beauty and diversity of nature.
I have a passion for color and texture and the beauty and amazing diversity of nature provide me with an endless source of inspiration. As a scientist who studies plants I've had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world and each place I visit has a beauty all its own. My travels and my love of plants are the inspiration for my handbag and jewelry designs.
natural stone & metal jewelry
embellished handbags in fabrics from places near and far
Three aspects of nature that surround us and infuse our perception of what is beautiful.
These images give you a hint of my inspiration.
New Mexico rainstorm
Australian eucalyptus flowers
Dolomite cliffs in the Cape Region of South Africa
Tropical begonia leaf
South African heath flowere
Sunset at Captiva Island, Florida
White water lily
Gulf of Mexico from Sanibel Island, Florida
Hoek Bay South Africa
Rhododendron from China
Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, Utah
Wildflower unique to Western Australia
Hoek Bay, Cape of South Africa
I started IARA Design about three years ago after helping a friend with a fundraiser. Initially I made jewelry focusing on natural stones, wood and shell. Not too long after I started selling jewelry, my daughter gave me some beautiful fabric she bought in Uganda and since I had always wanted to make my own bags, I started sewing!
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Questions? contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org