Nicola Vruwink grew up riding horses in Pella, Iowa. Everytime she won a riding competition (which happened A LOT cause she was GOOD), they gave her a pretty ribbon to wear. She loved those pretty ribbons. She also spent a lot of time with her father, the artist John Vruwink, learning to create.
As an adult, living in Los Angeles, she misses Pella,her horse (Missy was her name) and her dad. She also misses those pretty ribbons. Since there aren't that many horses to ride in her neighborhood of Echo Park, she started making the next best thing: her own line of jewelry.
So she divides her time between her two passions, art and jewelry. Nicola has earned two MFAs, one in sculpture and one in metalsmithing and has become an established artist. Her artwork has been featured in The Seattle Art Museum seattleartmuseum.org, at Western Bridgenyfa.org, at James Harris Gallery seattlepi.nwsource.com , and in Art Forum Magazine findarticles.com.
Now you can own a piece of her art. Each piece is handmade in sterling silver with as much love and attention to detail as any dedicated artist would give their artwork. Nicole’s Toolbox series of pendants will soon be featured in This Old House magazine.