Hello! I’m Ash, Creator behind From ASHES Jewelry where we have been creating custom jewelry and accessories since 2013
“How in the world did you get started making chainmail?” I get this question a lot. Honestly, it’s a bit of a funny story. Back in 2013 my husband and I were getting married. Fall of 2013 to be exact. Since we were young and pretty much broke, a lot of the wedding was DIY. After searching dress shops, malls, jewelry stores, online, and more, I could not find any jewelry I liked for my wedding day. My dress looked like it was made to be on a 1950’s Hollywood red carpet, and I wanted jewelry to match. All I could find were tiaras and “bling” necklaces. To be fair, I don’t care much for diamonds. I decided on a pair of earrings that my Grandmother had gifted me right before she passed, and set out to make a necklace to match! It was going to be beautiful! I looked at a bracelet I had been gifted years before and decided that chainmaille was the way to go. I know, it doesn’t fit the theme AT ALL. And it didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even wear the necklace I had designed for my wedding, I had run out of time and ended up wearing a little strip of lace as a necklace that matched perfect. But, I had learned to make chainmail, using my creativity and a bracelet. Quickly my family started placing orders for the Holidays. Within a few months, I was doing custom orders and I was hooked. By the following summer, I had signed up for my first local event and found that other people love unique jewelry just as much as I do! I have been creating ever since, and I absolutely love being able to create custom pieces. Anything from weird and dark, to bright-pink and unicorns! I love being able to help people express themselves through jewelry and accessories.