Who among you have colorful fantasies when you were young? I guess all of us right? Growing up, while we boys get dirty by playing our usual games in the afternoon, some girls are either playing their own girl games or crafting something beautiful. Some have been in the habit of showing off their beautiful new jewelry or some of those they hand crafted themselves. In time, I saw some of them sell their handmade wares themselves. Most probably, this was the same experience that the Crafted Fantasies Proprietress, Alexandra Anuales had in her St. Scho days, minus the boys. Coming from an exclusive school, Alex is most acquainted with the needs of other girls, and that is to be dainty and look beautiful. Long before she joined the Association of Negros Producers, she has been crafting for the needs of her friends since her grade school days.
Even as she studied college, this passion never went away from her and soon enough, she was able to produce more girl items using various materials like clay, plastic, resin, wood, metal and many more materials her creative hands can get hold of. Of all the displays, what attracted my attention is this dollhouse with various real-like pastries with strings. I even swore they look real and what do you know, they even smell real. Perhaps, what best describes Crafted Fantasies are these small dainty trinkets the sure looks like edible.
Apart from the tempting real-like sweet, she also sells lockets made of clay which also looked like candies stuck with a metal heart. There is one verb the best describes the things she sells: colorful. The trinkets and lockets best describes the fantasies that every girls have. Even as these are not your basic needs, girls crowd to buy her stuff because every girl has the need to look and feel beautiful.
In tribute to her exclusive girls’ alma mater, she even made these phone accessory. Asking if she ever plans on making accessories for flambouyant guys like me, she said that accessories for guys is a bit of her Achilles Heel. Nevertheless, I am quite contended of the fact that her accessories are making girls out there happy with themselves.
Aside from phone accessories, lockets and pins, she also sells customized necklaces that appeal to one’s need to be exclusive. These necklaces are of various designs that are well-thought of and crafted carefully.
Crafted Fantasies is currently available in the ANP Negros Showroom in Lacson St., Bacólod City near the Capitol Lagoon and soon in the new ANP Showroom Shop in Robinson’s Bacólod Citywalk. She also holds shop online at http://www.craftedfantasies.com and all her designs are original to cater to your needs. Her website also holds a careful reminder: “Be inspired but don’t steal. Karma is real.”