I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ashley, the lovely artist behind Mildred and Bernice. She gave me a tour of her cozy studio and let me check out her latest collection.
Are you looking for that one-of-a-kind jewelry piece to spice up your wardrobe? Maybe pearls and diamonds are just too glitzy for you, and you’re looking for something more organic and unique. Check out these beautifully handcrafted wooden pieces by Mildred & Bernice.
I'm in love with the understated oak wood chevron necklace as well as the incredible statement necklace cleverly named Goldie Hill. Not wanting to overlook men's fashion, Ashley has created a number of simple accessories for the stylish fellow out there as well.
Name/Location: Ashley Kratke/Denver,Colorado
What was the first thing you made and sold? I believe it was a clutch purse. I went through a stint in high school where I was sewing together old jeans and embellishing them with buttons I would find in my mom’s sewing room. I’m thinking I should maybe bring those back.
What’s one thing you wish YOU had made or designed? The high-waisted pant. I have always loved them, and always will.
To see more of Ashley's work, check out her website: www.mildredandbernice.com
(Images: Kathryn Bacalis)