With a natural gift for design, attention to detail and a creative passion, Ashley Schenkein, owner of Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design, brings her years of experience and worldly travels to offer something unique and different to jewelry lovers in Denver and beyond.
Schenkein began making jewelry as a creative outlet at a young age and then went on to study at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. In addition to her studies in CA, she was fortunate to apprentice with jewelry artists from all over the world. Her experiences in those cultures have shaped her into the Denver-based artist she is today, offering unique pieces with organic beauty combining semi-precious and precious gemstones, diamonds, pearls, sterling silver, oxidized sterling, gold and gold fill.
The jewelry line is playful, yet elegant, and includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, all of which can be custom-made to show off your true personality. Learn a little bit about Ashley and her style and what makes Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design unique!
Q: What inspired you to start your own business?
A: I was inspired by my love to create custom jewelry and to have the freedom to choose my path each and every day.
Q: What makes your business unique?
A: My attention to detail when customizing pieces for individuals. . . I can take a customer from everyday pieces to bridesmaid jewelry to custom engagement rings and wedding bands. I get to know the client and we have a great time coming up with a beautiful piece of jewelry for them or as a gift!
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: Laid back sophistication.
Q: What is one item in your closet you can’t live without?
A: Honestly, my yoga pants. :)
Q: If you were stranded on a desert island, what one accessory would you want with you?
A: My tried and true favorite long necklace that has different cuts of aquamarines on gold chain.
Q: What is the best style advice you have ever received?
A: To always feel confident in what you are wearing.
Q: What is your favorite local boutique?
A: Element – a modern home furnishing store on Larimer.
Why I love her: She is smart, savvy, has a beautiful spirit and designs her jewelry to complement the unique qualities in women to enhance their natural beauty.
How cool is this? Schenkein partners with a local charity, The Women’s Bean Project, where she designs pieces and teaches women the skills they need to make jewelry to sell on their website benefiting the nonprofit. In addition to supporting her community locally, she is also donating two wedding bands to Wish Upon a Wedding, a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.
For more information on Ashley Schenkein or to pick up a little something beautiful for yourself or a gift, please visit Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design online or “like” them on Facebook and show your support of another fab Denver business! To see the jewelry in person, check out a variety of local boutiques in Denver carrying her work!
If you are a bride looking for something unique to adorn you or your bridal party on your specail day, meet the creative designer in person at the Ritz Carlton Bridal Show on February 27th, 2011. Show off your personal style with one of her custom-made pieces designed specifically for you!
Look for Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design in the upcoming CRAVE book- the guide to all things fabulous in Denver and Boulder supporting local women entrepreneurs. CRAVE denver innovatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest, most inspiring people they need to know.