Nikki V Designs

Nikki Vidali
Lawrence, Kansas

Nikki Vidali grew up in a suburb north of Chicago. When she was 19, she packed up everything and relocated to Lawrence to be closer to her brother who was studying at KU. She says that move was one of the best decisons of her life. Nikki began her venture into jewelry making by creating bracelets and earrings from beads. Her passion for jewelry making was undeniable but she knew she needed to expand her skillset. These days, Nikki creates chic pieces of jewelry using silversmithing techniques she learned in classes from Genevieve Flynn, a silvermsith artist in Kansas city. It was love at first solder! At the age of 25, Nikki has gone on to set up a studio in her home and now spends her free time creating unique designs out of silver. She uses two types of silver to create her pieces: sheet metal and precious metal clay. The sheet metal is perfect for bigger pieces like ring bands and pendants, and the PMC is used to create more intricate shapes and designs. “I truly enjoy creating custom pieces of jewelry for my clients, it really allows them to embrace and show off their individuality.”