I fell in love with stones when I was about five years old. While other children were collecting Barbie dolls and stamps, I chose a box of rocks. I was fascinated by their textures and colors and knowing that I was holding a piece of my planet in the palm of my hand. I started making jewelry under the name Ashelyn Designs in 1994. My current listings include only beaded items, but soon I will be adding hammered copper and items incorporating textiles and fibers with stone and crystal.