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Knot & Splice is USA-sourced handmade jewelry, textiles, and objects by Nicole Melton, a Florida Everglades native, multi-disciplinary artist, and designer. Nicole comes from a background in graphic design, photography, metalsmithing, and fiber art. She holds a BFA degree from the renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The mission of Knot & Splice is to support other U.S. companies, by sourcing all stones from American lapidary artists and collectors (Knot & Splice only uses U.S.-mined stones). All other materials are purchased from U.S. suppliers (and most often, recycled metals). The fiber used in Nicole's weavings includes: the artist's own hand-spun yarn, U.S. sourced and/or locally-dyed yarn, small business yarn purchases, naturally dyed fibers, fair trade and vintage fiber, and repurposed / recycled or second-hand yarn/materials.Knot & Splice makes unique work that has been skillfully and lovingly crafted with American values—reflected in both material and design.Nicole makes every Knot & Splice piece by hand in her home studio now located in Kansas City, MO.