Nikki Darling's Profile
When I was a kid, I got my ears pierced at the mall. Like many other young teenagers, it was a right of passage and I was very excited! 2 hours later, my ear broke out in welts. In fact, my entire body broke out in a rash. I tried to wear earring again a few months later, but no luck. I am highly allergic to many metals in my ears and around my neck.
A photojournalist by trade, I took a sculpture class in Art School as a fluke to clear a credit to graduate. I never thought I'd love clay as much as I did, but from that day on, I've been creating all kinds of art with clay, acrylic plastics, wood, metal, rubber and anything I can get my hands on. I started creating clay earrings after spending way too much money on bone and horn earrings from tattoo shops. I looked at a pair I had just spent $75 on and said, "I can make that, and for much cheaper!' That's when it all…
- Joined October 19, 2006