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MADE by Ashley Rush

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Trade:
Dainty Metalsmith
Locale:
Decatur, Atlanta

“Each item is carefully crafted in my studio using unusual techniques and finishes. An item's longevity is very important to me so I take my time to create a piece that's well-crafted, both visually and functionally.”

Imagine grandmas' costume jewelry — clunky, gaudy and heavy. Ashley's aiming for the opposite. She designs dainty pices that still pack quite the personality punch – in fact, they often make more of a statement than their bulkier alternatives. Careful to not overcomplicate her designs, Ashley focuses on experimenting with techniques for creating unique finishes and textures. And her inspiration? Why, it comes from equally unique places. Places like the produce section, for example. She combines feminine shapes with tough metal, creating pieces fresher than the tomatoes that inspired 'em.