About Us

Hi! I’m Ashley Spangberg, owner and operator of Patriot Beads and Brass. Thank you so much for visiting my page and being a part of my small business dream. I am a 12 year veteran of the Army National Guard with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. It was during my deployment to Afghanistan in 2014 that the idea for Patriot Beads and Brass came about. At the end of the deployment when it came time to turn our ammo in I had a random thought, “ What do they do with the brass we pick up off the range? How cool would it be to turn it into jewelry!”  So with that idea, some time at the range and donated brass from a few friends, Patriot Beads and Brass was born in the summer of 2015. 

Art has always been a passion of mine. I took every available art class in high school with acrylics and portrait work being my specialties. I even planned on going to Art school when I enlisted in the National Guard, but life took me in a different direction and I spent quite a few years without making art. Dealing with the stress of deployments, being a single mom and going back to school brought me back to art. Nothing heals the heart and mind like a blank canvas, in my opinion at least. 

Bracelets made of bullet casings and genuine gemstone beads. Bullet bracelet.

Here at Patriot Beads and Brass we pride ourselves on making stunning bullet jewlery designs with high quality components. That‘s why we use genuine Swarovski crystals and natural semi-precious gemstones. No matter what type of jewelry you're looking for, we guarantee durability. We design well-built jewelry so you can focus on looking good!

Bullet Necklaces, summer festival, farmers market.

Whether you’re a military babe, huntress queen, range master or just a 2nd amendment supporter we are sure to have a special piece that speaks to you. We promise to offer a wide range of jewelry and art for everyone.  We hope that your purchase from us becomes the first of many. 

Bullet earrings. .22 caliber short casings and genuine amethyst beads.

We promise to treat our customers with the honesty and respect they deserve. We pride ourselves on the quality of our jewelry and we want clients to feel the same pride when wearing the glimmering pieces from our store. We hope you will be a part of our family for many years to come.