New kid on the block

Menora resident and jewellery designer Donna Read. Picture: Marcus Whisson d405133
Menora resident and jewellery designer Donna Read. Picture: Marcus Whisson d405133

Donna Read, 23, is one of its younger residents.

The talented contemporary jeweller recently moved to the area that features streets shaped like a Jewish menorah (a seven-branched candelabrum), because of its proximity to Mt Lawley ” her favourite neighbourhood.

‘I love the Mt Lawley vibe, which is just five minutes away,’ she said.

‘Menora is also very quiet, central and right near Yokine Reserve, just 100m from home, which I frequently visit.’

Ms Read has been designing and producing handcrafted jewellery for four years and is a self-confessed perfectionist when it comes to her craft.

Using mostly enamels and experimenting with different textures and colours, her passions are earrings, pendants and rings, which she sells at designer markets across Perth including last month’s Made on the Left winter event in Northbridge.