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.
I have built a reputation for creating unique jewelry with an eye for the unexpected details that inspires collectors across the globe. Young In The Mountains jewelry is passionately crafted with honor, and respect for the environment. I am thrilled to have you join my passion for artistic exploration and ethics. Your trust is essential, and I take pride in a commitment to both my artistic integrity and your satisfaction.