Every earring comes with a short explanation of the origin of the image that somehow has been imprinted into my life. As humans we have moments from our lives, no matter how small, that are our personal story which shape who we are. To share these moments with others is passing on a form of oral history. Each pair of earrings is one of a kind, no other person will have your exact pair. It’s as if I share a moment of my life with only the wearer who will then choose if that is information they care to share with others. Oral history has been tradition for many cultures in the world. It is a method of teaching, learning and preserving culture. I feel we get farther away from our traditions as we get swept up in the current of our fast paced societal ways. Passing on my moments gives the wearer a glimpse of my personal story. I believe that sharing who we are with others brings us closer to each other in times we are pushed apart over issues that are irrelevant to the fact that we are all human. - Ashley Smith
All earrings shown below are examples of my one of a kind designs.