Shop owner, Ashley Eaton attended SUNY New Paltz and immediately fell in love with the art of metalsmithing. In 2006, she graduated with a BFA in Metal. After working in the field doing production and as a bench jeweler, Ashley longed to craft her own jewelry designs. In 2008, Ashley joined up with fellow SUNY New Paltz alum and best pal, Emily Sajban, to form their brick and mortar jewelry shop, Torch Song Metals. After 5 glorious years of being inspired by and working along side her best friend, Ashley relocated her studio to Chicago, IL to be with her husband in 2013. Thus, Ivy & Gold Handcraft was established in the city of wind, and has since relocated to Syracuse, NY in 2015.