Hello everyone! If you haven’t already noticed, I am new around here. My name is Ashley Stuive and, though I am may be new to you, I’ve been a huge Emma Elizabeth Jewelry fan for a while. As her small business grows, she needs some time to do what she does best: make jewelry. That is why I’m here. I am super excited to be her first ever Summer Intern!
How I Got Here
If you ever see this brown-eyed guy in Emma’s posts, chances are that’s my brother Josh. They’ve been dating for over two years so, as you can imagine, Emma is like a sister to me (except almost better because she doesn’t steal my clothes). We talk life, we talk faith, and we absolutely talk jewelry. I worked with her to create a bespoke piece for my fiancé this past Christmas and absolutely fell in love with her business and the process of jewelry making.
Little Bit About Me
I am a senior at Valparaiso University (Valpo) where I will graduate in December with a Communications Degree. Valpo is in northwest Indiana and is probably the most random school I could have gone to; I absolutely love it! Well, the school part is rough and busy and utterly exhausting but also rewarding and so amazing. I met my future husband there, some of my best friends, and found a passion for communications.
I think people are so cool and I love to learn their stories. To me, making people happy is life’s greatest gifts. You just can’t beat a genuine smile.
During the summer I work as a server at Boatwerks in Holland (yum!) and I nanny four adorable kiddos. Kids are my absolute favorite because you always know exactly how they are feeling and what they are thinking – there is no guessing involved. If kids think I look rough, they’ll let me know. If the mac n’ cheese that I slaved over is too mushy, they’ll let me know.
What I’ll Be Doing
I’ll be keeping you all updated with Emma’s latest designs, jewelry shows she’s attending, and other events she will be featured in. I also get to do some research, help coordinate her displays, update the blog and all kinds of other fun stuff. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited.
My work will help connect you to Emma's brand and her inspiring story while giving her more time to work on new designs. Stayed tuned, this is going to be an amazing summer!