Nichole McIver is the artist behind Acanthus Jewelry. Nichole, a self-taught jeweler, has a background in two-dimensional studio art and art history. Her passion for hand crafting personal adornment is rooted in her fascination with precious historical objects; Nichole finds inspiration from illuminated manuscripts and Victorian mourning jewelry. The jeweler uses an ancient Korean gilding technique called Keum-Boo to create her ethereal beauties. All of Nichole's pieces are handmade in her home studio in Sartell, Minnesota.