Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Powder Coating Workshop at The Art League

I am very excited to teach a powder coating workshop at The Art League this weekend! If you live in or will be in the DC/VA area this Saturday and Sunday (September 14-15) and are interested in learning how to powder coat, sign up for this workshop, it should be fun!

click here for more information.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

ACE, Twenty First Century Heirlooms and The Racine Art Museum Shop

I have just returned from a week long trip across the mid-west that was full of craft show goodness, museum visits and fellow jeweler hangouts. I was able to participate in the American Craft Exposition this year as an emerging artist and had a wonderful experience. I met so many fantastic people and saw so much amazing work! Here are a few of the wonderful artists I was able to connect with over the weekend - be sure to check out their websites!

I was also lucky enough to visit with the lovely Sarah Holden - her work is amazing!

After the long weekend in Evanston I headed to Wisconsin to visit my fellow UGA Metals girl, Stephanie Voegele where she gave me a quick 18 hour tour of Milwaukee. 

On my trip home I stopped in Racine to check out the Racine Art Museum and was able to see the Twenty-First Century Heirlooms Show. RAM did a beautiful job with this show, if you are able to make it up there, be sure to check out this museum - Heirlooms will be up until September 15th. The show features work from Chris Antemann, Lucrezia Bieler, Melanie Bilenker, Ashley Buchanan, Linda Cordell, Amber Cowan, Kim Cridler, Venetia Dale, Jack Earl, Michelle Erickson, Diane Falkenhagen, Susan Taylor Glasgow, Heirloom Couture/Joanne Kliejunas, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Beth Lipman, Maggie Meister, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Susan Myers, emiko oye, Donna Sharrett, Christina Smith, Mary Smull, Kimberlie Tatalick, Jennifer Trask, Jonathan Wahl, and Stacey Lee Webber. 

Bow Brooch with Gemstone Button

And finally before leaving the museum, I dropped off some pieces for the museum shop!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Monthly Multiple for Heidi Lowe Gallery

I am very excited to be participating in Heidi Lowe Gallery's Monthly Multiple this year and to be the featured artist for the month of July. I have designed a brand new pair of earrings exclusively for HLG and they are available in cream, charcoal and a brand new RED! Check out the HLG website to see images, read the artist interview and purchase the earrings

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Exciting News

Many exciting things coming up this year! I am happy to announce that I will be participating in some wonderful shows and events this summer, fall and winter.

First up, I will be participating in the SNAG trunk show in Toronto and I am also very excited to be making the trip to Canada with some crazy jewelers, Loring Taoka and Tara Locklear - it should be a fun, interesting drive!

Next we have COATED, An Innovative Jewelry and Nail Exhibition taking place at The Studio in Brooklyn, NY. The show was curated by Stephanie Voegele and Christina Rinaldi and will feature work from many artists, including Arms and Armory, Brooklyn NYC, Jessica Armstrong, Edinboro, PA, Michael Dale Bernard, Milwaukee, WI, Ashley Buchanan, Johnson City, TN, Jessica Calderwood, Oshgosh, WI, Nikki Couppee, Cave Junction, OR, Shiying Gao, Savannah, GA, Laritza Garcia, Austin, TX, Chelsey Hammersmith, Temperance, MI, Lindsay Hendricks, Austin, TX, Hana Hong, Urbana, IL, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Milwaukee, WI, Rachel Kedinger, Detroit, MI, Shauna Kirkland, Richmond, VA, Robert Mullen, Houston, TX, Mary Hallam Pearse, Athens, GA, Katie Poterala, Greenville, SC, Lyndsay Rice, Eugene, OR, Meghan Patrice Riley, Brooklyn, NY, Katie Schutte, Akron, OH, Lindsey Snell, Urbana, IL, Loring Taoka, Bakerville, NC, Stephanie Voegele, Milwaukee, WI, Melissa Walter, Houston, TX, Sarah West, Raleigh, NC, Laura Wood, San Antonio, TX

I am also really honored to have work in the current exhibition 21st Century Heirlooms at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI. The show features work from many wonderful artists and I feel very fortunate to be among such great work. The artists include  Chris Antemann, Lucrezia Bieler, Melanie Bilenker, Ashley Buchanan, Linda Cordell, Amber Cowan, Kim Cridler, Venetia Dale, Jack Earl, Michelle Erickson, Diane Falkenhagen, Susan Taylor Glasgow, Heirloom Couture/Joanne Kliejunas, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Beth Lipman, Maggie Meister, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Susan Myers, emiko oye, Donna Sharrett, Christina Smith, Mary Smull, Kimberlie Tatalick, Jennifer Trask, Jonathan Wahl, and Stacey Lee Webber.

I will be traveling to Chicago in August for the American Craft Exposition where I will be exhibiting as an emerging artist and I am hoping to have the chance to visit the show at RAM during my trip. The ACE Show will take place in Evanston, IL August 22-25. 

Possibly one of the most exciting things happening this year will be my participation in the LOOT: MAD About Jewelry Show at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. The show will take place October 2-5 at MAD and will have lots of amazing jewelry on display and for sale. I can not wait!

Other very exciting shows for the winter include:
Piedmont Craftsmen Fair in Winston-Salem, NC November 15-17
The Philadelphia Museum of Craft Show in Philadelphia, PA November 6-10
CRAFTBOSTON in Boston, MA December 5-8

More info to come soon about each show as well as other additions to the show schedule.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Let's Talk About Love Baby

I am very excited and honored to be participating in the exhibition at Printed Matter, Inc. in New York - Let's Talk About Love Baby. I was asked by a former sculpture professor and amazing artist, Chido Johnson, to participate in this project dealing with love and romance novels. I was familiar with this project because another former professor of mine, Mary Pearse, made a piece a few years ago when I was still working with her, For Pleasure...Or Marriage. I remember loving her idea and loving the idea for this project so when I was approached by Chido my answer was an absolute yes!

I knew I wanted to create something fun and playful and that obviously dealt with jewelry...preferably DIAMONDS! For a while now, Joshua and I have wanted to have an exhibition with all of the diamond photos, some of my button pieces as well as some work he made in response to some of my magazine mutilation. In this exhibition we would also make a 'diamond mine'...this was one of the most exciting pieces and I have been thinking about it since. I thought the Love Library project would be perfect! So... I made a diamond mine in my romance novel - it acts as a metaphor for the search for love and also references jewelry, love, symbols of love, pain, time, excess, romance, etc...

Here are some photos of the process and the final product, Mine

If you are in New York over the next month, be sure to stop by Printed Matter, Inc and check out the library in person! The opening will be February 14th, Valentine's Day, from 6-8pm.

Thank you again to Chido for thinking of me - I really enjoyed working on this project and I hope the show is a great success!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

lots of new work

I have been spending a lot of time in the studio over the past few months working on tons of new work and I am very excited about what is happening! I have been wanting to make this work for a while now and in November of last year I had my chance. After finishing my pieces for the Monochrome Noir show I just kept making and making and making. In this work I am playing with single pieces of sheet metal, flatness, form, lace, black & white, line and history... We'll see what happens but at this moment, I am very excited!
 Continuous Ring: Decorative Edge, Continuous Ring: Lace
hand-cut brass, powder coat

Black on Black Neckpiece with Gemstone Button
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver, mylar, paper, aluminum

2 Piece Decorative Mismatched Earrings
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver

Decorative Pearl Strands Bib
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver

3 Piece Hidden Pendant with Links
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver

 Decorative Side Earrings
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver

Selective Piercing Cuff Bracelet
hand-cut brass, powder coat

Links and Lace
hand-cut brass, powder coat, sterling silver

Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 is off to an exciting start!

Some very exciting things going on in 2013 so far...

1. Monochrome Noir - I am so thrilled to be part of this exhibition curated by Michael Dale Bernard and Tara Locklear for Velvet Da Vinci. The exhibition features the work of 22 different artists from 3 different countries - it will run January 9th - February 15th, so if you happen to be in the San Francisco area you should definitely check it out!

2. I am crazy pumped to be exhibiting in 2 American Craft Council Shows this year - ACC Baltimore show in February and ACC Atlanta show in March, and I will be one of the featured SNAG nominees at the Baltimore show as well.

3. more to come very soon...!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ornament Magazine!

I am very excited to be featured in the current issue of Ornament Magazine volume 36 no.1 - Many many thanks to Ashley Callahan for her lovely writing as well as Ornament Magazine for having me in their wonderful publication, and lastly to Joshua Dudley Greer for the beautiful images! Get your copy now!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall/Winter #1

Exciting things happening with Ashley Buchanan Jewelry this fall/winter - here is a sneak at a few shows to check out:

Crafty Bastards - November 10 in Washington DC
Craft + Design Show - November 17-18 in Richmond, VA
One of a Kind Show - December 6-9 in Chicago, IL

more to come soon...c

Friday, August 31, 2012


ONE HOUR left to score pieces with discounts up to 25% through my Fab.com sale

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ashley Buchanan Jewelry on Fab.com

I am very excited for my first Fab.com sale! The sale runs for 2 more days and features items with discounts up to 25% off full retail prices! Check it out, you can even sign in through Facebook


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Manayunk Arts Festival

I will have a booth at the Manayunk Arts Festival this weekend in Philadelphia, PA.
Saturday - June 23 11-7
Sunday - June 24  11-6

Thursday, June 7, 2012

American Artisan Festival, June 15-17

If you are going to be in Nashville next weekend, come by Centennial Park and check out the American Artisan Festival.

Friday 12 - 7
Saturday 10 - 7
Sunday 10 - 6

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ivy & Me Blog

Thank you to Brooke and Meredith Bateh of Ivy & Me for including me in the blog post about the ICE Summer Show. It was a pleasure to meet these ladies who are sisters that design and make together, their creations are wonderful! 

Halstead Jewelry Blog

Thank you to Halstead Jewelry Blog for including me in their post about this year's SNAG conference!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

SNAG Trunk show in Phoenix, AZ

I am very excited to be participating in the SNAG trunk show next weekend at the SNAG conference. There will lots of great stuff from lots of great jewelers!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

yellow | grey

I am very excited about this new work, I have introduced a bit of color into this new line of jewelry: yellow | grey.