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Tedra Ashley

Tedra Ashley
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Tedra Ashley

I’ve always loved hitting things with a hammer….

I have worked in silver, for my own enjoyment, on and off since the first class I took on the subject in 1991. I love making forged (hammered) silver pieces and strive to make affordable, rugged, unisex, everyday jewelry. I do not make cast jewelry; everything is made one at a time. My shop is located in my garage and I enjoy using a variety of antique hammers (with various surface imperfections that leave interesting textures and patterns on the pieces) as well as a variety of anvils including pieces of railroad rail and railroad train wheel bearings as surfaces to hammer on. My trusty antique post vice assists with fold-forming. I enjoy making jewelry with integrated bails where the bail is part of the design; not an afterthought. Currently, every pendant I make comes with a bead chain because I like the un-fussy, unisex quality they have.