Makin’ some noise.

Preston Belle
“Pursue some path, no matter how narrow or crooked, in which you can walk in love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau

Hey friends – Its me Ashley, wife and partner here at Preston Belle. We have been diligently busy makin’ some noise & tying up some lose ends before D-Day. In the last blog post you may have read what it’s really been like for us to quit the 9-5 grind and start our own bizzzz. From the ups and downs to unexpected bumps in the road – let me be the first one to tell you – that shit does NOT go away.  (Insert laugh here. Its okay, I am too. ) Its seems to be apart of the territory so I wanted to give you a quick update to let you know we are movin’- and- a – groovin’ forward! Slower than anticipated, but full steam ahead. Our first pieces are done and ready to go UP this weekend on our website, Instagram and more. Buffalo nickel coin rings, one of a kind skull rings made from original carved wax, nautical octopus rings and scroll work bands are up on the menu to start. All hand made, all Sterling Silver and all original works of art by Donny Jenkins.

The pieces that will come out of our shop will be unique and all will vary in style. But one thing that will always remain the same is the care, time, effort and love put into each item. If you arent already make sure to come say “hi” on the Gram’ at @PrestonBelleDesigns! Catch you soon!

With Love,

Ashley @PBD

 

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Hand engraved Skull Art Hobo Nickel by Donny Jenkins @ Preston Belle Designs

 

 

Hello there, I’m Donny Jenkins; Metalsmith, jewelry designer, custom engraving artist, husband, dad and owner of Preston Belle Designs.  This is my very first blog. Is this thing on? *Tap Tap. I was a bench jeweler & gold smith for 17 years working in the corporate box until November 17th, 2017. I made the decision with the support of my wife to leave the 9-7 grind to build my own business and life by design. I knew as an artist this was the direction I wanted to go in so I could creatively expand and produce one of a kind handcrafted pieces. Collectively as a family we knew we wanted to travel, live a fuller life together, construct our own vision and no longer be tied down to building someone else’s dreams – but rather put in the work to build our own.

My studio is home based where I create through castings, hand engraving, metal art, and jewelry making. I’m looking forward to sharing with you about my engravings, my jewelry pieces, castings and about our life in this new adventure and where it takes us!  Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog!