Knot and Splice
Everglades native and multidisciplinary artist Nicole Jo Melton crafts handmade adornments rooted in the values of quality American work. Having received her BFA in Visual Communications and Fiber & Material from Chicago’s School of the Art Institute, she started Knot & Splice in 2012. It’s mission is to support other U.S. companies by sourcing all stones and materials from independent collectors and American suppliers. Knot & Splice is committed to only using U.S.-mined stones. Nicole also incorporates vintage and antique objects and findings into her designs to add history and character. She draws heavily from traditional Americana imagery, Victorian mourning imagery, traditional/folk arts, and vintage/antique ephemera. These beautiful pieces are created with American values, which are reflected in both material and design.