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Spotlight on Bend, OR: Home of Nashelle Jewelry

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Spotlight on Bend, OR: Home of Nashelle Jewelry
Have you ever wondered how a place can shape creativity and inspire beautiful designs?  Welcome to Bend, Oregon, where the natural beauty and vibrant community spirit fuel the creativity behind Nashelle Jewelry. Nestled among mountains, rivers, and forests, Bend provides more than just a picturesque backdrop; it’s the heart and soul of our unique jewelry designs. Since opening our downtown location in April of 2023, we’ve been even more immersed in this inspiring community. In this blog post, we’ll take you through how Bend’s stunning landscapes, community richness, and commitment to sustainability influence what we create at Nashelle. By the end, you’ll see why Bend isn’t just our home but the essence of Nashelle Jewelry!

Section 1: The Natural Beauty of Bend

Photo by Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Overview of Bend’s Landscape

Bend, Oregon, is a gem of the Pacific Northwest, known for its breathtaking natural scenery. The city is surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, providing a stunning backdrop of snow-capped peaks and lush forests. The Deschutes River winds its way through the city, offering serene riverfront views and a hub for outdoor activities. Whether it’s hiking, biking, or simply soaking in the beauty, Bend’s natural landscapes offer endless inspiration.

Impact on Nashelle Designs

At Nashelle Jewelry, the beauty of Bend’s landscapes is a direct inspiration for our designs. The colors, shapes, and textures of nature are intricately woven into our pieces, creating jewelry that echoes the natural world. 

For example, our Mountain Necklace draws inspiration from the peaks of the Cascade Range, capturing the rugged beauty and serene essence of Bend’s mountains. Similarly, our Triangle Mountain Necklace and Mountain Ring reflect the nearby landscapes, embodying the spirit of adventure and tranquility that defines Bend. These pieces and more in our collections showcase how deeply connected our designs are to the stunning environment that surrounds us.

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Section 2: Bend’s Cultural and Community Spirit

Cultural Scene in Bend

Bend isn’t just about natural beauty; it’s a vibrant cultural hub with a thriving arts scene. The city hosts numerous festivals, art shows, and local events that bring the community together. From the Bend Film Festival to the local farmers markets, there’s always something happening that celebrates creativity and community. These community activities create a supportive environment for artisans and entrepreneurs, fostering a spirit of innovation and collaboration.

Nashelle’s Community Engagement 

Being a part of this dynamic community is at the heart of Nashelle Jewelry. Our retail store is proudly located in the heart of downtown Bend, making us an integral part of the vibrant local scene. We actively participate in local events and support community initiatives, reinforcing our commitment to Bend.

With each purchase at Nashelle, a meal is donated to those in need. We thrive on doing good for the good of all, supporting our local communities in various ways:

  • Contributing meals to families in need.
  • Collaborating with local nonprofits and leaders.
  • Volunteering our time to community projects.

This involvement not only strengthens our bond with Bend but also inspires our work, knowing we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.

We have raised over 1,117,452 meals (and counting) to those facing scarcity in our country.

Section 3: Sustainability at Nashelle

Environmental Ethos of Bend

Bend is a city that prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and conservation. The community here understands the importance of preserving the natural environment for future generations. From extensive recycling programs to conservation efforts for public lands, sustainability is a way of life in Bend. This ethos of environmental responsibility resonates deeply with us at Nashelle.

Nashelle’s Sustainable Practices

At Nashelle, we are committed to eco-friendly practices and sustainability. We use recycled materials whenever possible, ensuring that our jewelry is not only beautiful but also environmentally responsible. Our manufacturing processes are designed to minimize waste and reduce our carbon footprint. This commitment to sustainability is a reflection of Bend’s values and a promise to our customers that they are purchasing from a brand that cares about the planet.

  • Recycled Materials: We incorporate recycled metals and stones in our designs.
  • Eco-Friendly Processes: Our production methods are designed to reduce waste.
  • Sustainable Packaging: We use environmentally friendly packaging for all our products.

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Section 4: Craftsmanship and Local Artistry

The Importance of Local Craftsmanship

Local craftsmanship is at the heart of Nashelle Jewelry. Our pieces are handmade by skilled artisans who bring their passion and expertise to every design. This dedication to quality and detail is what sets us apart and ensures that each piece of jewelry is unique. By supporting local artisans, we not only maintain high standards of craftsmanship but also contribute to the local economy.

Supporting the Local Economy

Nashelle Jewelry’s commitment to local craftsmanship extends to supporting the Bend economy. By employing local artisans and sourcing materials from nearby suppliers, we help sustain the community’s economic health. This local focus ensures that the benefits of our success are shared with the people who make it possible. It’s a cycle of support that strengthens both our business and the community.


Exploring the vibrant city of Bend, OR, and its deep connection to Nashelle Jewelry unveils how place and creativity intertwine to create something truly special. Nashelle's retail store, located in the heart of downtown Bend, stands as a testament to this dynamic relationship.

Nashelle Jewelry is not just about beautiful pieces; it's about capturing the essence of Bend's landscapes, community spirit, and commitment to sustainability. By reading this post, you’ve seen how our designs are influenced by the natural beauty around us and how our values align with the community we cherish. Equip yourself with a piece of Nashelle Jewelry, and carry a part of Bend with you wherever you go!

The natural inspirations behind our jewelry designs, such as the Mountain Necklace and Mountain Ring, which capture the rugged beauty of the Cascade Range.

Our dedication to sustainability, using recycled materials and eco-friendly practices to create beautiful, responsible pieces.

The impact of our community involvement, from donating meals with every purchase to supporting local nonprofits and volunteering our time.

Thank you for joining us on this journey. We hope you now have a deeper appreciation for how Bend influences Nashelle Jewelry and feel inspired to explore our collections.

Warm Regards,

Jennifer Lovejoy and the Nashelle Team

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