NIKKI MAC JEWELRY

NIKKI MAC JEWELRY

NIKKI MAC JEWELRY

Artist: Nicole MacPherson
Metal jewelry with stones and pearls: necklaces and earrings inspired by nature

Artist's Statement:
"I started making jewelry when I was 10 years old. My dad got me some beads and a loom from while we were in Traverse City, MI on a skiing trip. I used seed beads to make daisy chain necklaces and learned how to weave beads using the loom and taught myself to peyote stitch. I made necklaces and bracelets and sold them to my teachers and friends at school.

When I was a freshman in high school I started working with hemp twine, polymer clay, and blown glass beads to make my creations. I learned every macramé knot known to man. I started making more money by creating hair wraps. I convinced the owner of the local bead shop to let me do hair wraps in her store to pay for my bead habit. She taught me how to make “y” necklaces and how to wire wrap earrings. This is where I discovered the beauty of pearls and stones. I took a few metal-smith classes in college and fell in love with pounding metal. Soon I was selling my own line to local boutiques and at our local farmers’ market. I began teaching classes to youth groups, churches and adults."

- Nicole MacPherson