Announcement Ashley Akers Jewelry is handmade in sterling silver with Gemstones, Pebbles, Fiber and Polymer Clay!
Ashley Akers Jewelry is handmade in sterling silver with Gemstones, Pebbles, Fiber and Polymer Clay!
Modern Organic Sterling Silver Jewelry
Ashley Akers is a jewelry artist who lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband Frank and their crazy dog Lucy. She works in her small home studio creating her jewelry that she calls “Modern Organic”. Ashley grew up in a family of crafts people, with a fiber artist mother and a woodworking father. Her maternal grandparents were also both crafty, always making things and tending garden. This family, with a make it yourself attitude, and home filled with handmade objects and furnishings, proved very influential in Ashley’s decision to go into the arts. She attended the University of North Texas, studying Jewelry and Metalsmithing under Harlan Butt and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999.
Ashley’s work is influenced by her upbringing, her surroundings, the natural world and the raw materials that she uses in her work. She prefers clean, modern lines for her metalwork and uses it as a framework for whatever materials she decides to incorporate into a design. Her primary goal with her work is to utilize color, texture and contrast in a way that is interesting and unexpected in a piece of jewelry. Ashley continues to explore new materials and techniques in order to expand her jewelry-making palette. She utilizes semi-precious gemstones, and combines them with non-precious materials like fiber, polymer clay, and pebbles. She also plans to include wood in her work soon, both in homage to her father, and as a new design inspiration. Ashley works mainly with Sterling Silver, with some copper and gold accents. All of her work is hand constructed, starting out with sheet metal and wires.
Ashley has a bit of creative ADD, and finds it hard to only make jewelry. She loves to sew, cook and bake, work in the garden, and crochet (she still wants to learn to knit). When she is not doing any of these things or making jewelry you can find her with Frank and Lucy, either off exploring or simply relaxing.
I grew up in a family of crafts people, a fiber artist mother and woodworking father. This family, with a make it yourself attitude, and home filled with handmade objects and furnishings has had a lifelong impact on me.
All work is handmade by me: cut, soldered and sanded with my two little hands.
All metal components are sterling silver unless otherwise noted.
Ready-made items will ship within 5 business days of receipt of payment.
Made to order items will take longer, please allow up to three weeks for shipment.
For Custom work I will give you a time frame.
Your item will be sent in a teal gift box and packaged in either a bubble mailer or priority mail box.
Accepted payment methods
I accept Paypal only. Don't forget you can pay with a credit card through Paypal even if you don't have an account. You may also pay with an echeck through Paypal. Texas residents will automatically be charged 8.25% sales tax.
Please make sure that your Paypal address and Etsy address match up. If they do not please indicate which address you would like your order shipped to.
My default shipping is USPS First Class Mail (2-3 days on average) with delivery confirmation.
International orders are shipped First Class Mail International (7 days on average) with insurance.
Please contact me before payment if you wish to upgrade your shipping option.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to return an item for refund or exchange you must contact me within 7 days of receiving the item. You will be responsible for return shipping and the item must be in original condition and packaging.
Custom work is the exception, I will accept returns for exchange only.
If you order a ring in the wrong size there will be a $10 resizing fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love doing cutsom work and will work with you to execute your ideas, however I will not copy someone elses work, so please do not ask me to do so.
Custom (made to order) listings in my shop require full payment up front and will be ready in the amount of time stated in the listing.
If you simply want an item from my shop in a different size or color I require payment up front as well. After I have determined that I can remake the piece to your specificaitons I will create a new listing reserved in your name. Each piece I make varies slightly, however I will strive for your piece to match the original.
Custom work not based on an item I have listed or previously sold requires a non-refundable 50% deposit. Once you have accepted my price and time frame I will create a listing for your deposit. When the item is finished I will post a new listing with pictures and the second half of payment will be required.