TheKnottyOwlShop

Nature-inspired Metal and Wooden Jewelry

Rochester, New York · 599 Sales

TheKnottyOwlShop

Nature-inspired Metal and Wooden Jewelry

Rochester, New York 599 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(163)

Announcement   At The Knotty Owl, we create handcrafted metal and wooden jewelry inspired by objects and processes of nature- from the cycles of the moon to the cycles of life.

Every piece is designed and made in our Rochester, New York studio.

Follow us on instagram to see what we're working on!
➳ @theknottyowl

Learn more about us on our website!
➳ www.theknottyowl.com

Contact us directly!
➳ info [at!] theknottyowl.com

*Made-to-order pieces will ship within 1-2 weeks of purchase*

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 12, 2017

At The Knotty Owl, we create handcrafted metal and wooden jewelry inspired by objects and processes of nature- from the cycles of the moon to the cycles of life.

Every piece is designed and made in our Rochester, New York studio.

Follow us on instagram to see what we're working on!
➳ @theknottyowl

Learn more about us on our website!
➳ www.theknottyowl.com

Contact us directly!
➳ info [at!] theknottyowl.com

*Made-to-order pieces will ship within 1-2 weeks of purchase*

Ashley Jean

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Ashley Jean

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(163)
tash407

tash407 on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I really liked the item. The product itself as in the photo except for the chain. I asked for a special length, so the chain turned out to be different. But I'm very happy with the purchase.

blu15b

blu15b on Feb 16, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

The silver Death's Head Hawk Moth necklace was for a friend. She loves it. It's the perfect size. Great material. My only issue with the necklace is the color of the chain is different from the pendent which throws off the look I was hoping it would have. The description does warn the chain may be different from the one in the picture. However I was under the assumption that meant the length of the chain links would be different not the color.

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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.

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  • 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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