Hiya and welcome! Here is just a little snip-it about how this adventure became to be... With family and friends whispering in my ear about my not so hidden artistic talents, I decided a much needed change was in order. I needed an outlet to showcase the fire stirring inside of me. So, in 2004, the stars aligned just so and the circumstances to redirect and begin another chapter in my life began. It was a big decision and it was mighty scary and exciting at the same time and so I just went for it. Very slowly. Using my creativity, lust for color and all things shiny, I began to learn about designing handmade jewelry and the next thing I knew, Cover It Up Creations Jewelry was born.
In case you are wondering, here's the back story on the name. It actually started with a vision I had to cover up unsightly things, like old window units, ugly wall thermometers, unsightly electrical boxes etc. You see, I grew up in lots of apartments for most of my childhood and they desperately needed help! I was starting to dabble in bead work that I picked up from Michael's Craft Store and next thing I knew, the addiction had begun... While taking some classes at the Lapidary Society, I saw a class being offered for silversmithing and I jumped right in. The obsession was starting to grow... It would be many years later that I bought my first hand held torch and began to teach myself how to solder.
That brings us to the present, I design and create wearable art, some may just call it jewelry. I am a self taught silversmith, metalsmith, boss lady. (I wear many, many, many hats). The most amazing thing about what I do, is I forge something from nothing but a piece of sheet metal, wire or scraps. I am one with the flame and the metal and it truly lights up my soul, there are literally NO words to describe it. I thrive in the daily challenge of making new and unique pieces of jewelry with my own two hands, getting dirty and most of all firing up my torch. Seeing the end result in the happy faces of my customers, is all the reward I need! I hope you stick around and enjoy this incredible, thrill seeking journey with me. Thank you for supporting my one woman biz from the bottom of my flaming heart!!!
Sit back with a cuppa tea or a cocktail (yes, this is a judge free zone) and enjoy shopping and please let me know how I can help you!
Creatively yours, The "Colorful" Mrs. Nikki Green
Founded Cover It Up Creations in April of 2004
Self taught metalsmith, I design, create and sell handcrafted jewelry and other specialty items year round through shows, custom orders, private parties and my online store
Classes taken on occasion for ongoing education and learning of new techniques
Designed and built two websites, one being this online store
In 2005 independently designed and completed a custom mural at the Audubon Elementary School Library, in Audubon, PA
Attended Bucks County Community College for Graphic Design
Previous background in Purchasing and 20+ years in the restaurant, and party planning industry
Jewelry currently found online, at shows and in Foxy Red's Boutique, Lambertville, NJ.
Published in the Winter 2021 Artists of PXV Issue NO. 3 PXV ART MAG