Nanichi means ‘my heart/ my soul’, the name captures the importance of creating to me. I am Anguillian native Ilka [pronounced il-ca]. Having grown up on the Caribbean Island of Anguilla, I have always demonstrated a passion for the arts and cultures of the region.
I have been told that my sense of creativity and ability to work with my hands was realized at a tender age. I do recall designing and sewing clothing for my barbie dolls and creating their jewelry using the tiny scraps of soldering wire.
Nanichi blossomed and evolved over the years, yet still mostly recognized for exquisite jewelry and accessories that has graced many runways and embellished phenomenal people.