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.

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

 

Born and raised in New England, Stephanie’s love for art and the natural world have always been an integral part of her life. She studied jewelry and metalsmithing at Southern Connecticut State University and was immediately enthralled by metal’s ability to have fluidity, malleability and permanence. Lost wax casting quickly became one of her favorite techniques, allowing her to capture intricate, organic textures. 

 

Traveling after college was transformative and she eventually wound up with roots in Jackson Hole. It’s here that she feels the most connected to the earth, her work and her own story. Her design aesthetic is profoundly inspired by the plants, wildlife and unsurpassed landscapes in the Tetons.

 

Stephanie’s jewelry is handcrafted with recycled metals and sustainable practices. Each piece is intended to draw attention to subtle beauty in hopes of inspiring the wearer to slow down and “approach even the most ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.”

 

Artist Statement

The beauty of the natural world such as the floral whorls of lupine and dramatic landscapes of the Tetons inspire me to co-create with the earth. Traditional metalsmithing techniques including sawing, forming, soldering, stone setting and lost wax casting allow me to transform raw materials into wearable works of art. Each piece is handcrafted with recycled metals and sustainable practices. The intention of my jewelry is to draw attention to nature’s beauty in hopes of inspiring the wearer to slow down and approach even the most ordinary moments with a sense of wonder.

 

Want to know more?

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!