Kelly Frimel is an artist currently living off the grid in Irwin Colorado. Her shop and home is accessible only by snowmobile on average seven months out of the year. This beautiful environment in high altitude mountains has provided endless inspiration and a great spot to hammer away in the studio anytime of day or night. On any given day, you can find an eclectic treasure trove of materials on Kelly’s workbench. Sterling sheet and wire, tiny faceted gemstones, miniature circuit boards, acorn caps, clear tubes of sparkly seed beads, self collected and polished stones, clock gears and even crab claws make their way into the mix. Unusual combinations and unique techniques are hallmarks’ of this artist’ work. This mix of materials is sewn, soldered, etched, hammered or riveted into a wearable piece of art. Kelly has always had a fascination with mini details, kinetic objects, heirloom pieces and found collections. These themes are explored through constant play in the artist’s studio.