Ashley Brodie, of Ashley Brodie Jewelry, returns to the Handmade Market in a few weeks and we’re glad to have her back! Her unique, eco-friendly, modern designs are always a delight.
How do you define and measure success for yourself and your business? Success, for me, is a very personal journey defined by the progress I have made along the way. I make daily, weekly and long term goals for myself and focus on completing each task, while also keeping the big picture in mind.
When work gets really intense, do you lean in or step back? Tell us how and why that approach works for you and your biz. When work gets really intense, I set the headphones to good tunes, close the door and submerge myself in my work. In moments like these, I have intense focus and determination to finish the tasks at hand.
How do you connect with other creative types? Does this happen online, in person, or some of both? I have many creative friends in all areas of the world. The easiest way to connect and stay in touch with everyone is through Facebook, Pinterest and through their blogs. At the same time, I find it’s incredibly important to immerse myself in the arts scene. Face to face interaction is the best way to meet new artists and expand my experience.
Is there a new item that you’d like to share on our blog? Yes! I just finished a custom engagement ring for a friend. It is made of 14k white and rose gold. It has a .5ct diamond with 2 little green sapphires- one on the front and one sweetly hidden on the back.
What’s your favorite tv show to binge-watch? My rare guilty pleasure is, at the end of a busy day, to snuggle up next to my sweetie and indulge in a good crime show, such as Sherlock or True Detective.
What city should you really live in? While Asheville is a great city to live in, I would love to live somewhere that was full of warm sunshine and flowers year round. Which city would that be- I’m there!
Swing by and see Ashley and her wonderful work on Saturday, May 3rd! The Market will be here before you know it!