By Sydney Silverman and Kaley Davidson | August 11, 2015 | Style & Beauty
The designers behind Taylor and Tessier and Colby June Jewelry draw inspiration from Aspen to design popular pieces of jewelry sold across the country.
Pieces from Taylor and Tessier.
From chic boutiques to Michelin-worthy restaurants, Aspen is no stranger to world-class amenities—and jewelry is no exception. Two standouts on the scene include husband-and-wife duo Taylor and Adam Tessier of the brand Taylor and Tessier and Colby June Fulton of Colby June Jewelry. Both construct and create their one-of-a-kind pieces in the Roaring Fork Valley with elevated designs that transcend their small town beginnings.
For Taylor Tessier, a move from South Florida to Aspen at age 12 sparked a creative streak that eventually led her to the world of jewelry design. She quickly fell in love with a local bead shop and began experimenting with stones and wire-wrapping techniques. A few years ago she began selling her designs at the popular Aspen Saturday Market. The business eventually became a family affair with husband Adam’s involvement. They combined their artistic passion and business acumen to sell their jewelry across the nation.
Even as their business grows, Taylor and Tessier’s jewelry is still rooted in their hometown. The warm tones of the mountains and the cool blues of the water in Aspen inspire their pieces, as well as materials they’ve discovered during their travels. Having a piece from Taylor and Tessier is like owning a little piece of the town.
Taylor and Tessier’s jewelry can be purchased during the summer at Aspen Saturday Market, online at taylorandtessier.com, Pitkin County Dry Goods, Kemo Sabe, and O2 Aspen. They duo has recently created a custom line for katebaby & KIDS to cater to the needs of Aspen’s youngest fashionistas.
Colby June Jewelry.
Colby June Fulton is constantly inspired by the tiny details within nature and her time spent in Nepal and Mexico. Her jewelry is constructed mainly of gold, silver, and bronze with small splashes of color with a mix of nature thrown in, everything from motifs of pinecones to coral.
Aspen also takes center stage in her work. Her leaf collection is inspired by dried winter willow leaves; her pinecone collection was inspired by the idea of looking inward, nature, and balance; and Colorado’s native grasses inspired the seed collection.
All of Colby June’s collections can be found online at colbyjune.com, the Aspen Saturday Market, her studio at 136 Colorado Avenue in Carbondale, and at Pitkin County Dry Goods.