Yates Center, Kansas
Nichole Collins is a metalsmith and jewelry artist. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from The University of Kansas and has studied at Lahti Polytechnic in Lahti, Finland. Several years ago, she and her husband Mike began to make jewelry together. The jewelry is made using sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold. Traditional metalsmithing techniques are used such as hammering, soldering, and roll printing. They now reside in a small Kansas town and continue to create unique and eclectic pieces.