Heather Straw started Nashelle jewelry about 12 years ago after studying metal arts at the University of Alaska Southeast. The inspiration behind her line? The simplicity of metal & stone combined, along with nature & the change of seasons. Her vision was a success & in 2005 Heather took her little jewelry business to a national level and began selling wholesale. By leasing a large warehouse in Bend, Oregon & expanding her team, it was clear that her passion for jewelry design was quickly becoming her lifelong career. Each piece is handmade in Oregon using recycled 14k gold fill, sterling silver materials and natural gemstones.