Young In The Mountains is the atelier of artist, Mariele Ivy
I learned from a young age, that being an artist isn't about what you create, it's about how you live your life.
As the daughter of a wooden boat builder & an avid gardener, my works have always been inspired by the symbiosis of humans & their environment. Born and raised in Western Montana, I spent my early life in the rivers and woods exploring and creating art inspired by my beautiful surroundings. It was in a 1920s barn-turned wooden-boat studio that I created my first jewelry piece at the age of 5. A thin blue ribbon strung through an oyster shell, simple and natural, a harbinger of what was to come.
Championing found materials, and valuing a light footprint in regards to sourcing has been a pivotal and lifelong aspect of my creativity.
“Celebrate in color,” is our reminder that celebrations no matter the size, shouldn’t go unnoticed, they should be vividly observed!
YITM has built a reputation for unique jewelry with an eye for the unexpected details that inspire our collectors. Crafted with honor, and respect for our environment. We are thrilled to have you join our passion for artistic exploration and ethics. Your trust is essential to us, and we take pride in our commitment to both our integrity and your satisfaction.