Amanda Alker-Newman at stART Designs

 

As the granddaughter of a seamstress for Burtons and the daughter of an artistic mother, I guess you could say flare and creativity runs in the family.

The birth of my daughter Elizabeth was when my inner me began to slowly take a hold.  Designing, creating and making my daughter’s clothing and adding sparkly glitter, sequins, ribbons and diamontes to her socks/skirts/tops/jeans/shorts/footwear and hair accessories.

Years later I had to balance having a second child which put my own needs on the backburner as my son, whom we adopted, had many known and unknown needs at the time.

Slowly, as my children grew, they always wanted their face painted.  This restarted my creative flair leading me to complete a face painting course.

As my daughter got a little older, I began to look into adult cosmetics and started my own work on my nails.  I took a college course in Gel and Acrylic Nails.

I then went back to college to train in Hair and Media Make-Up.  As well as qualifying on the course, I was awarded first prize in a National Competition for make-up and headdress design.  This course is what finally fulfilled my learning desire to design, create and make head wear pieces.  I love to create and design avant-garde for catwalk shows, to delicate wedding style head wear designs.

I start by drawing my designs; this process is how I also currently work with customers.  Creating a finished piece for a customer, and seeing their reaction, makes all the time and process into making the piece worthwhile.

My website is currently being designed.  I am on LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

Designing and creating bespoke accessories and headwear pieces is my enjoyment, fulfilment and my passion.

I look forward to hearing from you, I welcome opportunities and collaborations.

 

Mobile: 07925 169198

Email: amanda_startdesigns@yahoo.com

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