Hello! My name is Ashley, and I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m pretty bad at talking about myself, but I figure that you’d like to learn a little more about me since you found yourself on this page. So, here goes.

About Fifth Essence Jewelry

The mission of Fifth Essence Jewelry is unique handmade jewelry crafted for professional women. Using stringing, wireworking and metalsmithing techniques and incorporating gemstones, silver and beads, I create one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry.

I craft my jewelry to help finish an outfit. I design with versatility in mind. My looks can work perfecdtly for an office environment, or a more relaxed afternoon out with friend. No matter how you wear the jewelry I create, my ultimate goal is to make you, the wearer, feel beautiful.

I’ve found that nature is what inspires my designs the most with the different seasons determining the colors, metals, and materials I will create with. For this reason the time of year will truly dictate what you’ll find on my website or in my booth. Because supplies are purchased in small quantities, the result is small unique jewelry collections that have a limited number of designs in each.

Where did the name come from?

Fifth Essence Jewelry was born of a quote from Shakespeare’s famous play Hamlet. Fifth Essence comes from the Latin “Quintia Essentia” and has two definitions in the dictionary.
1) The fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophies that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies
2) The root of quintessence, the essence of something in its purest and most concentrated form

About the Artist, Ashley

I created Fifth Essence Jewelry because I like making jewelry. It is my stress relief, and on the hardest days I often find myself in my studio working with my hands. I create jewelry that I would want to wear, which sometimes makes it hard to put things up for sale!

Because I do this for fun, I can be thoughtful about the designs I create. It also means that communication and designs can take longer than I’d like.

When I’m not making jewelry you you can find m enjoying a beer at my favorite craft brewery, spending time outside on a run or hike, or relaxing my friends, cat Livia, dog Athena, and husband.