Après Ski Jewelry was started by a curious artist-builder-skier named Heather Mullins. A Colorado native, and graduate from the Masters program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Heather has run her own art, design and furniture business called Relevant ReUse for the past eight years where she designs and builds custom furniture, accessories, children's play features, and environments out of reused and recycled materials. Making jewelry has always been a part of Relevant ReUse as she would often have small scraps of interesting raw material that turned out to be perfect for earrings and necklaces. These materials included wood, fire hose, bike tubes and of course, her favorite, skis. A few years ago, Heather moved back to Colorado to establish her business in Denver, started skiing frequently again, and her ski jewelry rose to the forefront of her product line and has proven to be quite successful.