I started Abela in 2019 at the beginning of my second year at Exeter University, where I study History and International Relations. The name 'Abela' was chosen as it combines my full name, Annabel, and my day-to-day name, Bella!
I soon found a love for designing jewellery, using only natural gemstones and crystal or glass beads to create unique designs which compliment a range of styles. I believe that jewellery can upgrade any outfit, and doesn't have to be super expensive to do so.
I'm currently in my fourth and final year at Exeter, where my university desk doubles as the Abela workshop!
All materials are sourced from small businesses within Europe (90% of them being UK businesses) keeping Abela as sustainable as possible! Moreover, with each piece being handmade to order by myself, Abela is apart of the 'slow fashion' movement.
I hope that through Abela I can bring a bit of sunshine to your outfits whilst also showing support for sustainable fashion! Bella x