Creating thoughtfully handcrafted jewelry with reclaimed sterling silver in the beautiful Black Hills.


A handful of handcrafted pieces that have the old Urban Hippie Studio makers mark need homes so I can make space for what’s next.

30% OFF select pieces.

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Meet the Artist

Hey, I’m River and I’m happy you are here.  I live and create in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota on Oglala Sioux ancestral land.  My wife and I live a slow, simple life here with our two rescue pups...and that’s exactly how we like it.  Spending time in the mountains I am surrounded by not only inspires my work, but it restores and recharges me.  When I’m not tinkering away in the studio you can find me outside trail running, hiking, tenkara fly fishing, camping or just sitting by the water somewhere sipping a beer and enjoying the beauty around me.

Meet the Artist

Sustainably Made

The time has finally come when I’ve been able to check another sustainability goal off my list. Recently, I sent all the scrap silver I had to be recycled. Any new sheet silver I purchase going forward for hand fabrication will be reclaimed/recycled sterling silver. Now you can feel even better about purchasing a mindfully, sustainably handcrafted piece of wearable art from The Urban Hippie Studio.

My Commitment to Crafting Sustainable Jewelry

Behind the Scenes

Images, stories, and inspiration from behind the scenes in The Urban Hippie Studio.

For those who want to dig a little deeper into the creative process with me.

Behind the Scenes