Shelley retails her one of a kind vintage designs exclusively at Art and Fine Craft Festivals.   2016 events will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed so please check in regularly.

2016 Event Schedule

Greening Up The Mountain
Sylva, NC
April 23, 2016

Celebrate Clayton
Clayton, GA
April 30 & 31, 2016

Sapphire Valley
Arts and Craft Show
Sapphire Valley Resort
June 25 & 26, 2016

Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival
Banner Elk, NC
July 15 & 16, 2016

Shelley Johnston is an Asheville North Carolina based jewelry designer specializing in transforming vintage and antique costume jewelry.  The materials she uses in her one of a kind designs, are (mostly) of American and European design and original manufacture. Shelley finds her materials at antique malls from around the country as she travels on her motorcycle searching for the most interesting pieces.  She salvages our jewelry history bringing it back to wearability. Not only does she work with collectible designer pieces, but she also recycles broken pieces that seem hopelessly out of date or impossible to repair. Some of her more challenging designs originate from fragments and scraps found in the bottom of old tins, shoeboxes and dusty jewelry cases. 

Asheville provides endless inspiration for design whether it is the "romance of the south" or visiting the grand Biltmore Estate. Her boundless passion for vintage jewelry is reflected in her unique design perspective which honors the original architecture of the item while updating it for the contemporary woman.  

Asheville, NC

The PBS series Downton Abbey is in it's final season and all eyes will be on the Antique and Vintage fashion and jewelry designs featured in the show's final episodes.  Shelley's lifelong passion for jewelry is inspired by historical dramas such as "DA".  See her authentic designs that pay tribute to our jewelry history and maybe they will make you feel as stunning as "Lady Mary".