Ashley Rairie

Ashley Rairie is a Texada Island born and raised artist. She specializes in many mediums, such as copper wire wrapped jewellery, bead work, loom weaving, free form crochet, photography, wood burning, and more! She has always loved creating, and began expanding her creative process about three years ago when she started her first small business of selling her handmade dream catchers. 

Since then she has become a self taught wire artist and sells her creations under “Wild Moon Child Designs”.

Ashley’s creations are intricate, unique, organic, and colourful! Combining wire wrapping, bead work, and natural crystals inspires her to make extraordinarily beautiful designs! The environment is also very important to her, most of the copper she uses is recycled scraps from job sites that she cleans up to use for her creations. She is often inspired by all the beautiful swirling patterns and shapes in the forests nearby. Living on Texada leaves her overflowing with creativity and loves being able to share that with as many people possible! It’s a joy to sell her own pieces all over, and  also to be able to inspire creativity in others!

She has showcased her work at multiple gallery shows both in Powell River and on Texada, and other local events. Ashley also runs her “Wild Moon Child Designs” business online as she has a full website of all her most current stock and social media pages where she is constantly selling her creations all over the world! She runs her social media, website, and shop all on her own. Doing so allows her to connect with all her customers on a more intimate level. She enjoys being able to share her work with people all over the world and being able to spark creativity in others!

Running her own business from home has happily become apart of her daily life. Between sourcing materials, creating designs, fulfilling world-wide collaborations, photography, online work, and shipping out orders.  Gardening is her other love, and all the vibrant colours and organic shapes definitely influence her art. Currently she is preparing to do her own wire wrapping and jewellery work shops so she can share her skill and love for the craft with others! She is also working on a series of online tutorials that will be apart of her website this fall.

Interested in meeting Ashley & having a look at where all her Wild Moon Child Designs magic began and continues to grow? 

Come check out her studio at the bi-annual Texada Artist Studio Tour July 28th-29th 2018