Ashley Scholtes started Mitch Jewelry in 2010. She was born in eastern Oregon and has been in Bend since 1999. Ashley started Mitch when she decided to take a huge chance during the recession to do what she knew she had always loved, metalsmithing. By far one of the most rewarding and difficult choices she has made! Her love of the metals process has lead her to make quality pieces with an emphasis on longevity and design.
“There’s pretty much nothing this girl can’t make. Stone embellished double rings, stackable rings, necklaces, bangles—you name it, she makes it.”
Each design is one of a kind, each started as a hand bent piece of metal. Ashley spends hours making handfuls of works of art with her notorious quirks. She loves designing somewhere in between organic and geometric aesthetics and is constantly making new and fun pieces.