Michele Bénac Nicholson – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Michele Bénac Nicholson

Michele is a wire jewellery artist who has always lived by the ocean with her husband, where they raised three children; her family has grown to embrace two daughters-in-law, son-in-law and grandbaby.

“The beach and ocean inspire me
daily. Wrapping nature in style, I use ocean polished stones and beach glass to create elegant jewellery, making one of a kind pieces. My mom says I’ve been dragging rocks home since I was two years old.

Michele uses sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire, bronze, and copper. Chains are sterling silver and gold plate.

“I like to think of my jewellery as a happy family: lots of twists and turns and ups and downs but bound together with love!”