Objectsandoddities

Elegant, Unique Bohemian, French, Catholic Jewelry

Texas, United States · 20 Sales

Objectsandoddities

Elegant, Unique Bohemian, French, Catholic Jewelry

Texas, United States 20 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   My name is Nike and I am the artist behind Objects and Oddities. I am a strong believer in the power of positivity and energy which is why I am drawn to art. As far back as the 1960s I have been an active artist, poet, and seeker of found objects. I am drawn to upcycling found objects because I believe there is great beauty in this world but sometimes it is overshadowed by the tragedies of time and myopic perspectives.

My friends like to joke that I am like a crow. There is an old myth that crows scour the world looking for sparkling objects to bring light to their otherwise dark nests. I am of that myth. I seek to bring light to the world around me. As a formally trained Social Worker and an artist I have a unique eye that allows me to see the ability for transformation all around me.

When I am not designing bridal jewelry, statement jewelry, or eclectic upcycled art I can usually be found writing my thoughts down on the page or working in my garden. Even when not working I am engaged in some form of creation or another. I enjoy spending time with my life partner, children, and my daughters’ two lovely little boys. My sweet little kitty can often be found somewhere in the background purring contently.

I have dedicated my life to helping the old become new again, and to preserve the natural wonder of the world around us. Like the crow, I will never stop seeking the light.

I am a Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer (#3562) and display the SRAJD logo. The logo indicates that I create and sell my own work. I do not make or sell mass produced jewelry. When you buy from an SRAJD, you support the artist directly. For more info, visit www.srajd.com
#3562 Nike Bottalico


Please check out my Lifestyle Blog on https://nikebottalico.com/

New Website -Check it out when you have time! http://www.objectsandoddities.com

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Last updated on Jul 19, 2016

My name is Nike and I am the artist behind Objects and Oddities. I am a strong believer in the power of positivity and energy which is why I am drawn to art. As far back as the 1960s I have been an active artist, poet, and seeker of found objects. I am drawn to upcycling found objects because I believe there is great beauty in this world but sometimes it is overshadowed by the tragedies of time and myopic perspectives.

My friends like to joke that I am like a crow. There is an old myth that crows scour the world looking for sparkling objects to bring light to their otherwise dark nests. I am of that myth. I seek to bring light to the world around me. As a formally trained Social Worker and an artist I have a unique eye that allows me to see the ability for transformation all around me.

When I am not designing bridal jewelry, statement jewelry, or eclectic upcycled art I can usually be found writing my thoughts down on the page or working in my garden. Even when not working I am engaged in some form of creation or another. I enjoy spending time with my life partner, children, and my daughters’ two lovely little boys. My sweet little kitty can often be found somewhere in the background purring contently.

I have dedicated my life to helping the old become new again, and to preserve the natural wonder of the world around us. Like the crow, I will never stop seeking the light.

I am a Self-Representing Artist Jewelry Designer (#3562) and display the SRAJD logo. The logo indicates that I create and sell my own work. I do not make or sell mass produced jewelry. When you buy from an SRAJD, you support the artist directly. For more info, visit www.srajd.com
#3562 Nike Bottalico


Please check out my Lifestyle Blog on https://nikebottalico.com/

New Website -Check it out when you have time! http://www.objectsandoddities.com

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5 out of 5 stars
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dsxray2001

dsxray2001 on Jun 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a high quality, well made piece of art....not just jewelry. Nike does a fantastic job. She can make anything. I highly recommend anything she makes, and I will definitely be purchasing more from her. We got this bracelet as a last day of school, teacher gift. My sons teacher loved it. Couldn't have been a more perfect choice for her, and it showed. Again, craftsmanship is a huge deal to me, and this far exceeded expectations. Thank you!

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About

Transforming found items into art, accessories, and oddities.

I believe there is beauty all around us and as an artist it is my calling to elevate that beauty with careful curation and expert execution. Objects and Oddities was originally launched in 2009 after a lifetime of seeking out diamonds in the rough.

It was not until recently I decided to reinvigorate my online shop by unveiling new products with an emphasis on eclectic art, jewelry, and bridal accessories.

By upcycling jewelry components and found objects and breathing new life into them, Objects and Oddities seeks to provide you with elegance and the unexpected.

I have been creating jewelry and art for over fifty years and it is the amalgamation of these wonderful experiences that led me to the moniker Objects and Oddities.

I love Curiosity Cabinets and am formally trained as a collage artist and painter. I quickly realized that the principles behind collage, painting, and Curiosity Cabinets could be applied to other areas of art, less obvious areas, and so I decided to expand professionally into the bridal market in 2016.

Among my product lines you will find an exceptional array of small art boxes (ideal as alternative ring bearer boxes), ACEOs, soldered jewelry art, and Egyptian style jewelry. Every bride needs something old and something new to adorn her as she walks down the aisle, and I believe that my offerings satisfy this need with my signature unexpected elegance.

I’d like to personally invite you to browse through my shop and thank you for taking the time to learn about Objects and Oddities.



Find me here on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ObjectsAndOddities
and I blog here:
http://nikebottalico.com/



I currently have a stand-alone web-site but I will continue to always have a presence on Etsy --- as I love it here. Please check often as I change items frequently. If you don't see something you want, let me know we can chat about it and work something special out for you.
http://www.objectsandoddities.com

I am a Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design SRAJD. We have a great network of artists all over the US.


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Last updated on Apr 9, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Items that are personalized with your name cannot be resold. Once you and I determine a customized item and I begin work on that item it is no longer returnable, unless damaged in transit. Please contact the shop via conversation (shop email).

If it is an intimate item is is not returnable due to hygienic reasons.

Sizing details

If an item requires a size - examples a ring, a bracelet, a bridal item. I will ask you to send me a Conversation (Etsy Email) and we will determine the size you request. It will then be a custom item for you specifically.

Care instructions

All Items will come with Care instructions. If you would like to know prior to purchase, please use the Etsy Conversation System (Etsy email)

Gift wrapping and packaging

I will gift wrap and item for you if you are buying a gift. Please send me an Etsy Conversation. Thank you!

Wholesale availability

Please contact me for any wholesale information.

Yes, I am happy to work with you on Custom Items. Please send me an Etsy Conversation. Thank you.

Any Custom Items require 50% up front and I will make you a custom listing. for you in the shop with your name on it. You and I must agree upfront on time frames and based on how many custom items I am working on at the time. I am very happy to work with you. I am very able to work with you on Bridal Party Items and Bridesmaids items

Custom and personalized orders

Items that are personalized with a person's name or your name cannot be resold that is why there are no returns or refunds unless damaged by mailing service in transit.