ashleyjewelry

Modern Organic Sterling Silver Jewelry

Fort Worth, Texas · 973 Sales

ashleyjewelry

Modern Organic Sterling Silver Jewelry

Fort Worth, Texas 973 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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(519)

Announcement   Ashley Akers Jewelry is handmade in sterling silver with Gemstones, Pebbles, Fiber and Polymer Clay!

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Ashley Akers Jewelry is handmade in sterling silver with Gemstones, Pebbles, Fiber and Polymer Clay!

Ashley Akers

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About

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.

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  • Ashley

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    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2018
*General*
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 one week of receipt of payment.
Made to order items will take longer, please allow up to three weeks for shipment.

Your item will be sent in a teal gift box and packaged in either a bubble mailer or priority mail box.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
*Returns*
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.
Payment
*Payment*
I accept Etsy payments which allows you to pay in the following ways:
Credit cards
Debit/bank cards
Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
PayPal
iDEAL (the Netherlands only)
Sofort (Austria and Germany)
Apple Pay
Android Pay

Texas residents will automatically be charged 8.25% sales tax.
Shipping
*Shipping*
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
*Custom Orders*
I am not currently accepting custom orders.