Ashdel is a collection of hand-sewn jewelry and art by Ashley Delose based in Austin, TX.
Vintage and upcycled materials are at the heart of her design process and inspire limited edition collections. Her work is experimental yet grounded in traditional techniques including Japanese braiding, sewing, embroidery, and beading. Working within the constraints of existing materials allows unexpected ideas to flourish. Designs are collaged together and refined over time to create textural, unexpected pieces.
Ashley grew up in Florida and lived in Brooklyn, NY before setting roots in Austin, TX. Creating art and jewelry has been a common thread throughout her life. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2006 with a degree in Visual Art and a minor in Theater Production (Costume Design) she began experimenting with textiles, now the foundation of her work. While living and working in New York she sold her pieces in markets and shops including Artists & Fleas, Renegade Craft Fair, Hester Street Fair, and The Textile Arts Center. Participating in markets allows Ashley to test ideas and connect with her community. You can find her at various pop-up markets in and around Austin including the SOCO Select Farmers and Makers Market. Follow her @shopashdel on Instagram or Facebook to see where she'll be popping up next!