Thursday Feature – Ashley Partica Design

Steaming ahead into another Thursday Feature, we get to know Ashley from Ashley Partica Design, an Etsy shop full of one of a kind wire wrapped jewellery.  I just love the swirling patterns and organic shapes featured in Ashley’s designs – her work is wonderfully unique and beautiful!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop. 

il_570xN.432440231_snreMy name is Ashley, I have a background in Art and Design. I got my start doing graphic design work but I have a love of so many art fields. When I got married I DIY’d 90%, I made the personalized wire hangers for all of my bridesmaids and everyone loved them. I made a few that I sold locally to friends and family. Fast forward to the fall when I had my son, I decided to stay home with him and not go back to work & I love it so much, being a mom is amazing and he is the light of my life. But being home all the time I started getting crafty, I had a ton of scrap wire from when I made the personalized hangers and I didn’t know what to do with it. Until it dawned on me that I could make really unique funky rings with it. So started my jewelry. I came up with some cool designs that people really liked, plus they are almost all adjustable, without looking like a cheap adjustable ring. From there I just delved right in, I started wire wrapping stones and beach glass that I’ve collected. I love working with natural stones! It grew and grew and so I decided to open an Etsy shop! Its been a wonderful experience & I am loving every minute of it!

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

It’s hard to have a favorite, because I really try to create organically and just let things happen as they will. I throw myself into each piece so they’ve all been my favorite.il_570xN.437266073_ll6m

3. What is it that makes your shop unique?

I truly strive to make jewelry that is different and certainly not run of the mill. I like things to tell a story or start a conversation, make an impact. I work with natural elements because I think that the natural world has so much beauty to offer. Each piece is handcrafted and therefore nothing is exactly the same, every piece of jewelry I create is unique, everyone receives a one of a kind creation.

4. What’s next in the pipeline?

I’m just trying to keep adding inventory. I am constantly looking for new materials and expanding. I am going to start working on original packaging and creating more of a “brand” ….it’s the graphic designer in me.

5. Tell us something about you or your shop that you haven’t previously shared!

I really love sending my jewelry off into the world. When I package something up to ship it, I always look where it’s going and smile because something I created is being worn and enjoyed all over the country. It is an awesome feeling.il_570xN.414456793_pw0y

6. And finally, let us know where we can find you.

Etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/AshleyParticaDesign
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-Partica-Design/120444268040341
Twitter: twitter.com/AParticaDesign
Pinterest: pinterest.com/jarringimpact/

Thank you for sharing your shop with us, Ashley!  I’ve enjoyed sharing all of the shops in my Thursday Features, however there is something truly special about your designs.  I especially love that they are each one of a kind.

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