We recently spent the afternoon with jewelry designer Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost, in her line's ultra-chic and cozy studio/showroom in the heart of New York's Flatiron District.

We've been obsessing over Lisa's eclectic, hand-crafted, vintage meets modern take on jewelry ever since we spotted her wearing her own Lulu Frost necklace at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week in February. We photographed her for our street style shoot, and the rest was history.

Luckily for us, Lisa let StyleList take over her studio, an urban oasis filled with jewels, trinkets, and some seriously cute throw pillows, for an afternoon last week.

We asked Lisa where she finds the unique (and often antique) materials she uses to make her creations, and though the answer - "estate sales, flea markets, and antique vintage dealers" - wasn't too surprising, we had no idea that it's Lisa mom who does a lot of the digging herself. "I like to come along, of course" says Lisa, but most of the time, it's Mom who sources the metals, diamonds, and bits and baubles. Sounds like our kind of family business.

One of our favorite Lulu Frost collections (we really can't pick just one) is called the Plaza Collection, and is comprised of the original numbers from the doors of the (you guessed it) Plaza Hotel in New York.

Click through the gallery to see all the details of our day in the studio with Lisa Salzer and the Lulu Frost team.