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Ariel & Ben Young

Ariel & Ben Young of Allotropy Designs are a mother and son art team who transform recycled glass into unique jewelry. As Ariel breaks, melts, and shapes the jewelry, Ben designs, plans, and produces the finished product. While working with recycled glass is more challenging, recycling is one of many ways that Ariel and her family are making the world a better place. Together they raise bees and chickens, transform their home and property into a welcome place for all, and daily provide a beautiful example of what it means to be transformative and innovative leaders.

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Special thanks to Kevin Dyra for his camera work, interviewing skills, and developing a rapport with Ariel & Ben. He reached out to Chris Martin Studios to produce a video for his high school senior project and together we created this video over the course of a year.


  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens
  • Sennheiser MKE600
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • FilmConvert