Tina Ashmore is an international jewelry designer. She was born in Dublin, Ireland and has sold her jewelry successfully throughout Europe and in New York for many years. In 2014 she relocated to the Connecticut shoreline from the small village of Malahide in Co Dublin, Ireland. She now makes all of her jewelry here in America in her private studio/workshop.
Born into a family of musicians and artists, she excelled in many different genres of creative expression including stained glass, mosaic work and songwriting. Each color from this varied pallet of experience has made her the passionate jeweler she is today.
Tina specializes in the creation of fine one-off and limited edition jewelry pieces. Her work entails a meticulous series of stages very similar to sculpture. The frame is built using Argentium silver or gold and then each gemstone or pearl is added using headpins to create the subject. Leaves, small sculptured beaded berries and blossoms are added to complete the theme of work. Tina's goldsmith training allows her the freedom to handcraft custom clasps and settings in gold or silver to compliment the main subject of her creations.
Tina has worked in the industry for nearly two decades; constantly improving and honing her craft to the highest standards possible. Avoiding off-the-shelf materials, Tina has all of her gemstones and beads custom cut for each piece of jewelry she creates. Her detailed beadwork combined with fine metalwork in gold and silver result in the creation of heirloom quality jewelry pieces to be enjoyed, loved and cherished from one generation to the next.