Shimara grew up in a remote coastal area in West Cork, Southern Ireland. A childhood fascination for collecting shells, stones, mermaid's purses, feathers and seed pods found along the sea shore has been the inspiration for her work.
Shimara uses silver, 18ct gold, silk paper and gum nuts to create her tactile jewellery. Silver is whitened and reticulated to resemble honesty leaves and constructed into long articulated neckpieces and bracelets. She also has several ranges in 18ct gold with precious stones such as diamonds, pink sapphire and aquamarine creating beautiful tactile pieces inspired by natural forms.