By Lauren Johnson
Founded in 2013, Sleepy Mountain is home to jewelry and accessories of bold botanical shapes and clever cinematic references. While earrings are the primary product of Sleepy Mountain, creator Thaís Marchese crafts an impressive variety of jewelry, ceramics, enamel pins, and other accessories
Once on her way to becoming a dental assistant, making earrings was originally just a hobby for Thaís. Inspired by her former workplace, she created teeth-shaped earrings, which turned out to be overwhelmingly popular. She soon found success in designing and selling jewelry and accessories full-time. While always a supporter, husband and photographer Chris Pinto officially joined Thaís at Sleepy Mountain little over a year ago, eager to contribute to the creation of innovative designs.
Originally from Florida and Connecticut, Thaís and Chris were drawn to the dramatic beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Thais finds much of her inspiration in the dense and
pigmented Washington forests. Bright and vibrant hues can be found in all of her designs, but these elements are particularly showcased in her newest earrings from the “Blossom Collection”, which boasts a maximalist array of acrylic tulips, oranges, lemons, and strawberries.