Nashelle Jewelry History
Growing up I thought I was going to be a shoe designer or dress maker. I envied all of my friends that could make jewelry; for me, it did not come naturally. After studying metal arts at the University of Alaska Southeast, it opened up a whole new world of design, and from that I became inspired by the simplicity of metal and stone combined. When I work, it is almost as if the designs come naturally to their own completion. I pay a lot of attention to the changing of the seasons and draw on nature for inspiration, but I also pay a lot of attention to the many facets of women and how we change our look depending on our mood.
I started Nashelle jewelry about 12 years ago. Many of my friends remember me sitting on my living room floor day after day creating, and literally selling jewelry off my own neck. In the year 2005, shortly after I gave birth to my first son, I decided to take my little business to a national level and began selling wholesale.
In 2006, I took a leap of faith and leased a large warehouse in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon to facilitate our growth. We are now a team of 20 amazingly talented designers, jewelry makers, and office bees. Each person brings a different element to the company and to the Nashelle line. The response continues to be tremendous and I am SO grateful that I have been able to turn my passion into my lifelong career.
We spend each day listening to great music while designing and creating gorgeous jewelry for women to enjoy. We take pride in the fact that we use recycled 14k gold fill and sterling silver materials, as well as natural gemstones. Also, none of our designs are mass produced or outsourced and we have no intention of that ever happening. Every piece truly is handmade to order with love and intention.