TheKnottyOwlShop

Nature-inspired Metal and Wooden Jewelry

Rochester, New York · 609 Sales

TheKnottyOwlShop

Nature-inspired Metal and Wooden Jewelry

Rochester, New York 609 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(167)

TheKnottyOwlShop is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello! Our Etsy shop will be closed on June 9th for an undetermined amount of time while Ashley has spinal surgery. Any and all open orders will be shipped in the coming week!

In-stock pieces are available at www.theknottyowl.com !

Check our instagram for updates and coupon codes >> @theknottyowl

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 9, 2017

Hello! Our Etsy shop will be closed on June 9th for an undetermined amount of time while Ashley has spinal surgery. Any and all open orders will be shipped in the coming week!

In-stock pieces are available at www.theknottyowl.com !

Check our instagram for updates and coupon codes >> @theknottyowl

Ashley Jean

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(167)
R. Forlenza

R. Forlenza on Jun 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The carving is wonderful. Lightweight and beautifully detailed, I'm so happy with my purchase. I've gotten so many compliments on it. It is a unique piece!

Maegan Mcglone

Maegan Mcglone on Jun 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love these earrings. They are so well made and unique. I first found out about Ashley and her shop when I saw some of her pieces she had made for a Bride, during a wedding I attended. I immediately fell in love with her style and craftsmanship and have been an admirer of her work ever since. I'm so happy to finally own a piece of her work! Thank you so much!

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About

Handcrafted wood and metal jewelry inspired by the cycles and phases of nature.

What we make...

The Knotty Owl is a collection of jewelry primarily inspired by objects, textures, and processes of nature. Everything from the texture of the bark on a tree to the waxing and waning of the moon. The growth of new life from the soil, to a creature's remains left to decay in the underbrush. We strive to capture the beauty and complexity of the naturally occurring, turning it into accessible, wearable objects.

How we got started...

Ashley Landon, the artist behind The Knotty Owl, has a background in jewelry design and fabrication starting in 2004. Initially starting out working with metal and mixed media, Ashley transitioned into woodworking while attending college, which was reflected in her jewelry designs.

While she continued to pursue jewelry design on the side, her concentration was in furniture and product design for most of her time in college. Collecting small wooden scraps from furniture projects, she began incorporating wood into her jewelry designs, selling her work around New York City and on Etsy.

By 2011 she had transitioned fully into wooden jewelry, when she relocated to Rochester, NY and founded her second jewelry business, The Knotty Owl. In late 2013, Ashley's father Mark retired from his 40+ year career in engineering, and joined The Knotty Owl as Ashley's assistant, helping with everything from production to answering emails.

In 2014, Ashley began to transition back into metalsmithing, which now accounts for most of The Knotty Owl's collection. In 2016 we look forward to creating more work incorporating both metal and wood.

Materials and Quality...

Every piece of Knotty Owl jewelry is handcrafted using silver and other precious metals, often incorporating different kinds of wood, gemstones, and occasionally other materials. All of our metal is sourced from a sustainably-minded USA-based company.

Our Process...

We use traditional fabrication techniques such as sawing and soldering to create each of our one of a kind pieces by hand.
Many of our pieces have components which have been cast in solid metal using the lost-wax casting technique. We work with a local casting company who takes our original wax carvings or metal creations and makes molds of them, which enables them to create multiple wax copies of our original designs and then cast them in sterling silver or bronze. Once cast, the pieces are clipped from their casting tree and returned to us in their rough form to finish by hand.

Shop members

  • Ashley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    A quirky lady-woodworker and metalsmith with a dedication to keeping her work authentically handcrafted.

  • Mark

    Maker, Assistant, Shipper

    Ashley's father and The Knotty Owl's resident handyman. Retired engineer-turned-jewelery maker.

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