As much as I love New York, there are some days when I find myself lost in the Instagram feeds of designers and makers in beautiful, mountainous areas that make me so, so envious. One of my favorites is Mariele Williams of Young in the Mountains. Mariele makes beautiful jewelry using recycled silver and makes all of her work from a lovely studio in Boulder, Colorado. Born and raised in Montana, Mariele grew up with parents who were talented wooden boat builders and avid gardeners. The act of making and working with natural materials is in her blood (she made her first piece of jewelry at age 5!) and shows in her jewelry and ceramic designs. I was so curious to peek inside her studio and thankfully, Mariele and her friend, photographer Kelly Ishikawa, obliged and took some gorgeous photos for a quick studio tour. I love seeing where beautiful things are made, so this is a real treat to visit a space without being able to go there physically. Thanks so much to Mariele and Kelly for this peek inside the studio! xo, grace
Click through for the full studio tour after the jump!