As a creative spirit, Nina wanted accessories that were unique and reflected her style. After fruitless searching, she decided to take on the endeavor herself and signed up for metalsmithing and jewelrymaking courses. From those first classes on, she never looked back and quickly developed her own signature techniques. Each of her personalized state necklaces begins as a sheet of solid brass and is hand-patinated, resulting in a rustic, distressed turquoise hue. And for the finishing, personal touch, every state features a tiny heart, placed to your liking. Nina developed her wearable souvenirs for herself, and now you too can wear little reminders of home or loved ones near and far.