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Bristol and Cole Bio

Designer Kristen Friebele is passionate about traveling, experiencing other cultures, meeting new people and sharing stories along the way.  Her love of silversmithing began while taking courses in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and continued in Cuenca, Ecuador where she studied lost wax casting under a local expert.  Kristen uses the techniques she learned through formal education in Architecture, Industrial Design and Interior Design to breathe life into the ideas that are inspired by her world travel experiences.

Bristol & Cole was born out of the philosophy of beauty in simplicity.  Our goal is to inspire a sense of wonder in the world, as well as create balance and simplicity in everyday life.  We strive to use quality, responsibly sourced materials, while continuing to make everything by hand.

All jewelry is hand-crafted and original, inspired by travel throughout the world.