Moose Spotlight: Making Handmade Future Heirlooms

"

Putting art into the world is like exposing a piece of your heart..."

- Niko Beth

 

MEET THE ARTIST

 

Jewelry Artist Niko Beth of @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram

 

@niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram

 

Meet Los Angeles-based jewelry artist Niko Beth, also seen on Instagram with the handle @niko.beth.jewelry. She has been metalsmithing for three years now.

 

THE JOURNEY TO CREATING JEWELRY

 

At first, jewelry making was a hobby to Niko. Then, she shared how she became incredibly passionate about the artistry. The more she learned about turquoise and gemstones, the more she wanted to create.

 

Niko said putting art into the world is like exposing a piece of your heart. "It’s always vulnerable to put yourself out there, but it’s worth it when it’s well received and you see people wearing a piece of you," she elaborated.

 

Curious if there's a significant meaning behind her brand name, Niko mentioned she actually started out under a different brand name. However,  she found that it felt impersonal. She added that she wanted people to know it was just her behind the scenes so she changed it to a shortened version of her name, Nicole Elizabeth.

 

Check out some of Niko's gorgeous creations!

 

Genuine Turquoise cuff and ring by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram

 

 

Turquoise Rings by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram
by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram
ARTIST’S DESIGN STYLE
Niko's first AHA moment as a jewelry artist was when she had her first sale. She said she’ll always remember it. She added, "Knowing there was at least one person who liked my art enough to spend their hard earned money on it was all the validation I needed."
Take a look at more beautiful creations by Niko!
Authentic Turquoise Rings by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram
White Buffalo Rings by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram
Handmade Jewelry by @niko.beth.jewelry on Instagram
THE DESIGN PROCESS
When we asked what is Niko's design process like, she said it's all over the place as she designs as she goes. Sometimes, she told us she surprises herself because she never really knows how something is going to look until it’s finished.
Niko considers her pieces to be future heirlooms, "I like to combine timeless vintage inspired designs with current trends to create a piece that will be wearable for a lifetime."

JEWELRY DESIGN TIPS, TRICKS, AND HANDY TECHNIQUES

 

What's one design tip you one to share with your fellow artists? 

 

"Follow your instincts, don’t rush the process and trust the artistry will flow through you."

 

Any words of encouragement or tips to those who are starting out in the world of jewelry-making?

 

"Don’t compare yourself to other artists. Be true to who you are, comparison is the thief of joy."

 

Lastly, here's Niko's message to the universe: 

 

 

Niko Beth of @niko.beth.jewelry Turquoise Moose Blog Feature

 

 

Follow Niko on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niko.beth.jewelry/

Check out her website: https://nikobethjewelry.com/

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