About Nancy Nelson Jewelry


Nancy Nelson Jewelry was established in 2007 out of the innate desire to create jewelry with an emphasis on quality, style, sustainability and integrity. Inspired by the beauty and exquisite details found in nature, each forest finding is hand picked for its perfect size and weight. Molds are made to preserve the delicate detail, then cast in metal using the lost-wax technique and transformed into jewelry. As a result, Nancy Nelson Jewelry is timeless, and bohemian at the same time. Handcrafted and American Made, each piece reflects a love for nature and simplicity.  

Nancy Nelson Jewelry has been sold by these retailers as well as other specialty boutiques and galleries throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. 

Nancy Nelson Jewelry has been seen in these publications and more!

The Artist

The Artist - Nancy Nelson

While obtaining my BFA in Industrial Design, I enrolled in a Metalsmithing class and fell in love with the process.  10 years ago I decided to turn my passion into a reality and Nancy Nelson Jewelry was born.  They were humble beginnings as I worked from my kitchen table and sold jewelry at craft fairs and markets. The business organically grew over time, and by 2011—we began a fully-operating business. As the business grew and thrived, we built a home studio nestled in the woods to accommodate our growing needs that allowed me to balance my many responsibilities as a wife, mother and business owner, while remaining inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds our forest home in the Appalachian Mountains.

I’ve been an artist my entire life, and the change of seasons never ceases to spark new ideas and more creative energy.  Nature is fuel for my designs, and its energy guides every stone I select, and every leaf I cast. The items I use in my collections are often gathered on walks with my children, and I present them with the care and curiosity I find in their natural beauty.  My intention is that each piece of jewelry tells a story to the wearer and evoke a sense of love and wonder.

Protecting Mother Earth is a cause very dear to me so I place high standards on creating jewelry with low impact, environmentally conscious practices. I also give back to organizations like American Forests, which helps protect and restore forests worldwide and Bee Informed Partnership, a nonprofit organization studying the decline of the honey bee population in the United States. Together, we can make the world a greener and more beautiful place.

Please reach out at nancy@nancynelsonjewelry.com if there is something special I can create for you! 



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