APSE (aps/), OR ALL PEOPLE’S SHACKLES EXCHANGED, IS HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY DESIGNED WITH UNIQUE, POETIC REMINDERS OF YOUR IDENTITY.
EVERY PIECE IS CREATED WITH A NARRATIVE INTENDED TO INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE YOU IN WHO YOU ARE NOW, WHO YOU ARE BECOMING, AND WHAT SETS YOU APART.
What we choose to put on can often be a representation of what we believe about ourselves.
Therefore, we hope you can use our jewels to remind yourself of
what is at your core,
what makes your future bright,
and help you choose to believe in your strengths, not fear your weaknesses.
Our jewelry is designed for you to dress yourself in the beauty we believe is in you,
so that you might leave behind the lies you’ve once been told.
We want to see you exchange what weighs you down for what lights you up.
We want to see you exchange your shackles for adornment.
Because when you believe in who you are, you will make beautiful things happen.
Because when you know who you are, you are truly adorned.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO CREATING LIFE, NOT TAKING IT.
We handcraft every piece in our Bellingham, WA studio with genuine precious metals, gemstones and care.
We are forever committed to:
sourcing materials that are ethically and sustainably manufactured,
using all human-friendly, earth-friendly practices available to us,
and cultivating a tight-knit, joyful culture within our team.
EVERY PURCHASE GIVES BACK.
A portion of the profits from every piece goes to organizations working to exchange shackles for adornedness.
Your purchase will educate the public about the causes of sexual violence and how to prevent it,
it will support rescues for those trapped in the cycle of it,
and it will fund legal advocacy and rehabilitation programs for those freed from it.
In the end, your purchase will help restore and strengthen shaken identities,
and fight for the well-being of the hearts, minds and bodies of those affected by sexual abuse.
HAYLEY SHEA BOYD
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Hayley is the visionary and initiator of apse. Her intuitive eye and her heart for fearlessness and community are a winning combination. Consistently pursuing what is loving over what is easy, Hayley is a true heroine.
Likes: 1 on 1 conversations, early morning outdoor activities with her pup & making things happen
Dislikes: goat cheese & daylight savings
Name Meaning: "Majestic Hero"
ASHTON ELAINE MCNEELY
Photography, Styling and Retail Angel
Ashton is a cultivator of all things beautiful. Her vision for vibrancy and talent for capturing moods makes our hearts spin and eyes google. She is the sweetest of the sweethearts and her smile is literally contagious - look out.
Likes: Fresh summertime figs, old hollywood movies and Link, her adorable little pooch
Dislikes: That her foot size inhibits her from wearing vintage shoes
Name meaning: “Sunny town of strength”
JAROD OWEN FAW
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Jarod is a mobilizer and nurturer. Known for never leaving a stone unturned, he oils the machine of apse and makes the gears turn. His consistent love of sound making, he forever makes the studio a lively place to be.
Likes: fidgeting with Spotify, working in the garden & drumming for Marietta with his buds
Dislikes: being tickled & sarcasm
Name Meaning: "Rose Warrior"
JAKE ANDREW BRUNNER
Production Systems and Product Development
Jake is a navigator and adventurer. A goldsmith by trade, he brings a technical edge and fine jewelry expertise to the team. We love his ability to creatively problem solve any task and capture our attention with a script-worthy story.
Likes: Hot desert climates, treasure hunting and cooking up breakfast delights
Dislikes: Rattlesnakes & “the man”
Name meaning: “Gracious courage”
Video by 1123 Productions