Ashdel is a collection of modern textile jewelry created from vintage sewing notions and glass beads by Ashley Delose in Austin, Texas.
Vintage materials are at the heart of her design process and inspire limited collections. Sewing notions traditionally used in garment making like fabric trims, threads, and fasteners are repurposed from previous eras and combined with beadwork to create modern pieces. Her work is experimental yet grounded in traditional techniques like sewing, collage, Japanese braiding (kumihimo), beading, and embroidery.
Artful treasures are meticulously handcrafted to inspire creative self-expression, with distinctive designs embracing refined imperfection and simplicity with attention to detail.
Ashley grew up in Florida and lived in New York before moving to Texas. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Visual Art and Theater Production (Costume Design) she began experimenting with textiles, now the foundation of her work.