My name is Karen Aguilar, the founder and creator of AnkaJewelry Designs. I grew up in Mexico where traditions and colors are celebrated. Hand made was printed at an early age, both value and source of pride. Love of nature, traditions, handmade is intrinsically woven in each jewelry creation of Anka Jewelry Designs.
My first jewelry class, was in 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Basic jewelry I, where I got fascinating by all the physical and chemical reactions of semiprecious metal. This became the beggining of my jewelry journey.
My studies continued after arriving in Santa Fe,New Mexico. 2014 I quickly immersed myself in silver smithing, jewelry design in silver smithing, jewelry design and wax carving ,enameling at Santa Fe Community College.
In 2015 I began selling my hand work at Arts and Crafts shows, Albuquerque Growers Market, Albuquerque Rail Yard market, Santa Fe Artist Market,Placitas spring/holiday show,Los Alamos Art Guild..
New Mexico brilliant sunsets and exquisite nature continued to influence my work. Anka Jewelry Designs is the alchemy of color and nature.