Starting solely for stress relief, jewelry making didn't shape into a career path for Nicole right away — not until people started noticing her work. Using manual tools passed down from her goldsmith father, Nicole crafts unique pieces inspired by college history courses. Her tools aren't the only thing recycled either, most of Nichole's raw materials are found during good ol' fashioned dumpster diving excursions. And that, dear reader, is how discarded tubas and door plates become one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. That old saying about one man's trash just may have some truth to it after all.