About Us

About Adarabella Designs

Adarabella Designs is a line of functional and fashionable jewelry that serves as an on-the-go mental health aid! These therapeutic wearables and fidget jewelry are designed to help ground the wearer and teach self-care! Sensory grounding elements are incorporated into the work so the wearer can cope with anxiety or other symptoms by distracting busy minds and hands with the kinetic jewelry, breathing in essential oils from the aromatherapy beads, or feeling protected by the self defense rings!

Adarabella Design aims to be a mental health conscious brand that works towards easing stressors and aiding anxieties, as well as taking a step towards ending the negative stigmas surrounding mental health!

Adarabella Designs sprouted from our founders Senior Research and Design Thesis, at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. Dara Firoozi, our founder and designer, wanted to take the sensory grounding kit that she had personally developed with her Physiatrist and make it wearable rather than having to carry a mini mental health tool kit around!

While many pieces do have fidget or sensory components, or crystal healing, some pieces are explorations of materials, metalsmithing, and creative expression.

About the Artist

Dara Firoozi holds a BFA from the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Her concentrations included Metalsmithing, Product Design, Installation Design & Digital Fabrications. She works thematically, exploring the realms of Mental Health across multiple mediums, while blending old world practices with new age processes through material explorations

Firoozi was named one of 12 Women Who are Changing the Game in Mental Health in 2021 by Yahoo! Finance

The Artist was raised in Shanghai, China from ages 3 - 16 before returning to the US for the last two years of High School and University. Firoozi uses her own experiences with her mental health journey with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the symptoms that are associated, as well as works with others to discuss their mental health journeys and ways in which to help create a tactile wellness wearable!

Can be contacted at darafiroozi@adarabelladesigns.com

Her portfolio & resume can be found at www.darafiroozi.com