Nikki Nation

Nikki Nation Jewelry

"I enjoy mixing industrial and geometric design elements to create bold and unique jewelry that is suitable for everyday wear. "

Nikki Nation was originally drawn to metalsmithing because of its ancient roots: the tools, techniques, and processes have been used for centuries. She strives to create modern, industrial jewelry using these traditional metalsmithing techniques. Her inspiration comes from the different forms and properties of her materials, as well as design elements, patterns, systems, and repetition.

All of Nation's jewelry is handmade using traditional methods of metalsmithing such as fabrication, forming, texturing, and forging. A heat technique is used to create the kinetic wire ball details, while a variety of hammers are used to create texture on each form.

Nikki Nation received her BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. Since then, she has worked with a variety of silversmiths and goldsmiths using a diverse range of techniques.

Orbit Stick Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 165 - $ 185
Crescent Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 110
Scattered Ball Hoop Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 135 - $ 150
Diagonal Arc Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 180
Double Circle Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 145 - $ 180
Droplet Dot Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 145 - $ 175
Oval Arc Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 265
Two-Tone Stick Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

$ 110
Droplet Crescent Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 116 - $ 130
Flux Ball Bangles
Silver Bracelet

$ 130
Ball Bangle
Silver Bracelet

$ 135
Diagonal Arc Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 98 - $ 180
Full Ball Hoops
Silver Earrings

$ 158
Wide Ball Bangle
Silver & Glass Bracelet

$ 268
Wave Arc Earrings
Silver Earrings

$ 148
Flux Ball Hoops
Silver Earrings

$ 160
XL Arc Necklace
Silver Necklace

$ 298
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Colorado, Denver , 2016
Art on the Rockies, Colorado, Vail, 2016
Crested Butte Arts Festival, Colorado, Crested Butte, 2016
American Craft Council Show , MD, Baltimore, 2017
American Craft Council Show , Georgia, Atlanta, 2017
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, CO, Denver, 2017
Ann Arbor Art Fair - The Original , Michigan , Ann Arbor, 2017
NY NOW Wholesale , USA, New York, NY, 2018
ACC Baltimore , MD, Baltimore, MD, 2018