Ashley Buchanan 

2 Piece Folded Drops, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .75"x 1" x 2", $110

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Extended Link, brass, powder coat, gold fill, .75" x 3.5", $140

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Pearl Strand Dangles, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, .1.25" x 2.75", $130

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3 Piece ASY Dangles, cream/beige/light tan, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, gold fill, $140

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Chandelier MAX with Chain, brass, powder, coat, sterling silver, gold fill, 1.25"x 3.25", $220 Contact us for purchase

Chandelier MAX with Chain, brass, powder, coat, sterling silver, gold fill, 1.25"x 3.25", $220

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Chain Chain 02, brass, powder coat, measures approximately 17.5" long, $350 Contact us for purchase

Chain Chain 02, brass, powder coat, measures approximately 17.5" long, $350

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Split Link, small, cream/black, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, approximately 1" x 1.75", $100 Contact us for purchase

Split Link, small, cream/black, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, approximately 1" x 1.75", $100

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3 Piece ASY Dangles, long, cream/gold/black, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .75" x 3.75", $160 Contact us for purchase

3 Piece ASY Dangles, long, cream/gold/black, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .75" x 3.75", $160

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2 Piece Folded Drop, beige/light tan, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, gold fill, approximately .5" x .75" x 2.5", $100 Contact us for purchase

2 Piece Folded Drop, beige/light tan, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, gold fill, approximately .5" x .75" x 2.5", $100

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Pearl Sketch Hoops, brass, 18k gold plate, gold fill, approximately 1.25" x 2.5", $150 Contact us for purchase

Pearl Sketch Hoops, brass, 18k gold plate, gold fill, approximately 1.25" x 2.5", $150

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3 Piece Dangles, long, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, approximately .5" x 3.5", $180 Contact us for purchase

3 Piece Dangles, long, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, approximately .5" x 3.5", $180

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Pierced Silhouette Dangles, brass, 18k gold plate, gold fill, 1.25" x 2.25", $120 Contact us for purchase

Pierced Silhouette Dangles, brass, 18k gold plate, gold fill, 1.25" x 2.25", $120

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Double Fold Drops, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, approximately .25" x .5", 1.5", $100 Contact us for purchase

Double Fold Drops, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, approximately .25" x .5", 1.5", $100

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Split Link, medium, beige/light tan, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 1.25" x 2", $110 Contact us for purchase

Split Link, medium, beige/light tan, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 1.25" x 2", $110

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Large Folded Stud, brass, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .5" x 1" x 1", $90

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Chain Link Stud, brass, powder coating, $60

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Bar and Drop Necklace (Gold and Black), brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold, necklace is 17" long, bar is approximately 1.75" wide, $70 Contact us for purchase

Bar and Drop Necklace (Gold and Black), brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold, necklace is 17" long, bar is approximately 1.75" wide, $70

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Three Piece Chain Link, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, .5" x .5" x 2.25", $120

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Pearl Strands Knot Stud, brass, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .5" x .5", $80

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Chain Link Stud, powder coating, brass, $60

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Two Piece Chain Link, brass, powder coat, sterling silver, 18k gold plate, .5" x .625" x 1.75", $120

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My work focuses on image, pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry. I am interested in a reality that exists through images and representations and how the appearance of an object can substitute for the original. Utilizing silhouettes allows me to reduce these images down to their most basic form and reference the history of jewelry with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. In select pieces, I specifically reference a particular piece of jewelry by introducing digitally scanned photographs, which have been made into inexpensive buttons. These buttons are then prong set onto the final object in order to mimic the original presence of a gemstone. By combining the handmade with the industrial and the digital, I aim to produce pieces that speak to the past, present and future of Craft while maintaining familiar identity between the viewer/wearer and the object.

Ashley Buchanan (b. 1986, Atlanta, Georgia) is a jewelry artist who received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Georgia and is currently making her living as a studio jeweler in Johnson City, Tennessee. She has exhibited in galleries and museums such as The Racine Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design for LOOT and at SOFA Chicago with Donna Schneier Fine Arts. Her work is available in galleries and shops here and abroad, and she participates in craft shows across the country such as the Smithsonian Craft Show, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and The American Craft Exposition. Ashley’s work has been featured in two of the Showcase 500 Series books, Ornament Magazine, Metalsmith Magazine and most recently she was featured in American Craft Magazine as one of the short-listed artists for the Emerging Voices Award. She is a 2014 NICHE finalist and was also selected as one of the ten finalists for the LEAP award at the Society for Contemporary Craft. Her goal is to participate in the field Craft with a fresh voice by creating wearable works of art that push the boundaries of jewelry while maintaining a clean, contemporary aesthetic.