About

 

If you value originality and sustainability, you’ve come to the right place. In my experience, making jewelry is far more than just creating a piece of wearable art. It’s a collaboration of mindfully co-creating with the earth. It's the ability to make handcrafted, tangible reminders to live in the present moment while preserving botanical textures indefinitely. 

I’m Stephanie, owner and designer of S. Howell Studios. My mission is to create meaningful, lasting treasures that will inspire you for years to come. The process of transforming an idea into a tangible piece of jewelry requires a balance of creativity, precision, science, technique, patience and passion. Every part of the equation is executed with intention to provide you with distinctive designs you won’t find anywhere else.

Jewelry has the ability to change the way you feel. The botanical textures featured in my designs are intended to make you feel mindful, present and grateful. They will inspire you to take a closer look at the world around you. My biggest hope is to encourage you to approach even the most ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.

 

Bio

Stephanie Howell was born and raised in Portland, Connecticut. Growing up, her love for nature was reflected in each art form she tried. During her first semester of college, she was introduced to jewelry and metalsmithing and was profoundly inspired by metal’s ability to have fluidity, malleability and permanence. She learned many traditional metalsmithing techniques but lost wax casting quickly became her favorite, allowing her to capture intricate, organic textures. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Studio Arts and a concentration in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.

After a health scare in her early 20’s, it became incredibly important to Stephanie to practice gratitude, live in the present moment and experience life to its fullest. She spent several years traveling the U.S. and Europe which highly influenced her design aesthetic. She now lives near Jackson Hole, just outside of Grand Teton National Park.

Stephanie is on a mission to encourage people to live intentionally. Transforming metal and gemstones into distinctive works of art not only allows her to express her creative vision, it provides a way to encourage mindful living. By featuring botanical textures, she is able to draw attention to subtle beauty. Each carefully handcrafted treasure is made with intention and exceptional attention to detail. She strives to inspire people to take a closer look at the world around them.

 

Artist Statement

The intricate details of botanicals such as the floral whorls of lupine and the delicate veins of an aspen leaf inspire me to transform raw materials into wearable works of art. The lost wax casting process allows me to co-create with the earth to make carefully handcrafted silver fossils, preserving plants indefinitely. These exquisite textures form the foundation for my distinctive designs. Gold accents provide elegance while semi precious stones purposefully add color. Each piece of jewelry is made with intention and exceptional attention to detail in hopes of encouraging people to feel mindful, present and grateful. By featuring subtle beauty in my work, I strive to inspire people to approach even the most ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.

 

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I share behind the scenes from my home studio, hikes in the Tetons and more on Instagram (@showellstudios) and Facebook (@S. Howell Studios). Join me there and say hello... I'd love to get to know you!