The Jay Post

A Short History of Pride

A Short History of Pride

In order to make progress as a society, we must first learn about our history, learning of the stories we may have never heard of, or thought about, such as the turning points of the gay rights movement. In celebration of Pride month, the history and key components of the LGBTQ Rights Movement should be discussed. This includes the Stonewall Riots, the major turning point and unifying factor of the LGBTQ Rights Movement. The creation of the Pride flag also deserves a spotlight as it, too, has played a massive role in the unification of queer people everywhere. June is...

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Color of the Month, Why Did It Start?

Color of the Month, Why Did It Start?

For the love of color, Color of the Month is the newest addition to Ashley Jay Jewelry! Color of the Month is a celebration of all things colorful and beautiful. My love of color has been beside me my entire life, and I am so happy that I can make it my livelihood too.

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Maintaining and Sustaining: How to care for and clean your jewelry

Maintaining and Sustaining: How to care for and clean your jewelry

How to care for and clean your jewelry

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From the Darkness Comes the Light, Earrings

From the Darkness Comes the Light, Earrings

    These one of a kind earrings represent the emotions I was feeling during a very specific, volatile time. June 2020, during the first wave of the global pandemic, Covid-19.  The Black Lives Matter movement had built up huge momentum after the horrific killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.  Everything was overwhelming. I needed to process what I felt, so I decided to channel my feelings into a piece of artwork. These earrings are what came from this process.   I knew I didn’t want any dark messages or negative emotions to be encouraged by this artwork....

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