Fashion The Bloom Hive
This local creative is bringing a spark of joy to your life through pressed flower art. Click here to read more.
It’s hard not to love flowers. Whether it’s a fresh bouquet, a newly potted plant, or a pressed piece of flower art, flowers have the power to put a smile on your face.
Ashley Balzer is someone who loves flowers and the power they have, and thus is the founder of The Bloom Hive, a business featuring handmade and crafted glass and copper wall hangings and tabletop frames showcasing the beauty, color, and detail of pressed flowers, plants, citrus, and other natural elements.
“I was inspired to launch The Bloom Hive by the spark of joy a flower can bring, the memories a single flower can hold, and a small vintage pressing in a soldered floating frame that hangs on my wall,” she says.
Balzer is a one-woman show behind her business. She’s also a mom to a 4-year-old who’s love of nature inspires her to discover unique and diverse natural subject matter for her frames. She also credits her husband, who she says often patently waits for her to gather unexpected blooms that grab her attention.
When you shop The Bloom Hive, you’ll find that she offers one-of-a-kind pressed floral, greenery, citrus, and other natural elenemtkn in hand-crafted floating frames for walls or tabletop decor or gifts. She also sells seasonal ornaments and charms and custom wedding bouquet and memorial pressings.
Items made by The Bloom Hive start at $14 for pre-made products, and pricing on other pre-made items are determined by the size and subject matter. She says that custom orders and bouquet and memorial pressures are custom quote.
Balzer says that she ensures that every piece she makes has vibrant color and pays close attention to detail through her specialty pressing and preservation techniques.
The Bloom Hive is currently online and has plans to attend local markets and shows as they start to make returns from COVID.