After spending most of her professional career in early childhood education, Ashley would never have predicted entering the world of jewelry design. It was two great losses that inspired her to pursue this interest. Her first pieces were handmade ceramic crosses, “Leave a Mark” and ceramic circles, “Wink On” in honor of her two brothers who are now angels watching over Ashley and her family. She found comfort in creating and giving jewelry to her friends and family. From these heartbreaking experiences Ashley Shepherd Designs was born. Ashley now creates a variety of jewelry using diamond pave, leather, African beads and more. Her designs are constantly evolving and changing. She finds inspiration on trips out West and through the eyes of children as an Art Studio educator. Most of her pieces can be found on this website, but Ashley is always creating new things. Be sure to follow her on instagram, @ashleyshepherddesigns.