Karen Aguilar created Anka Jewelry Designs in 2015, she came up with  the name by combing the first two letters of her first and middle name. She has been making beaded jewelry since she was a child and after taking several jewelry and silver smith classes, She decided to make a career as a jewelry .In 2013 Karen took her first metal arts class in the community college in Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2014 she moved to Santa Fe.NM and enrolled for jewelry classes from 2014-2016 at Santa Fe Community college.

Karen created unique, wearable, pieces of jewelry for any occasion, using the highest quality materials available. Her designs include sterling silver, 14K gold, copper, brass, wood,leather,and natural stones. She combines multiple techniques to create unique designs.