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I am absolutely so grateful for the interviews that I've been asked to do over the years. Some of them are available to read online, while others have been archived or are no longer available.


"Meet Nicole Melton of Knot & Splice of Kansas City"
featured on Voyage Chicago, August 1, 2018

A couple of quotes from this interview:

Each jewelry piece I make is a one of a kind artwork to wear and enjoy. The inspiration and excitement for me are in collecting stones, connecting with mine owners and lapidaries (the people who cut/polish the stones which are an artwork of its own), as well as the process of creating the work. When someone loves it enough to purchase it, that really helps me to continue to do this work that I love.
My job as an artist is already unique. I don’t enjoy just selling, I want to make the work that I put out, it’s love-driven.



Modern Luxury CS, Fab 5: Frye Company's Makers
online, published April 26, 2016

"To celebrate this rich legacy of artisanship, Frye brings its 'Meet Our Makers' docu-gram series to Chicago featuring the city’s top creatives dedicated to pushing the boundaries of handcrafted goods. Here, we share a sneak peak into what they do and their favorite Frye shoe to boot!"

 [now archived]



Aquarian Soul, Artist Interview: Nicole Melton of Knot & Splice
blog feature, published April 4, 2016

[now archived]




Ancestry Quarterly 003
print, published December 2014

Knot & Splice/Nicole Jo Melton is a featured artist in Ancestry Quarterly print issue 003. "Keep your day-to-day interesting & keep daydreaming."

This print publication is out of print.

[The web publication is no longer available]




Straw & Gold, A Day in the Life: Knot & Splice
blog feature, July 22, 2014

[no longer available]




Majestic Disorder, Issue 1, Featured Minds
print, March 14, 2014

[online article is available online; paper publication is out of print]




Daily Candy Chicago, Stay Local with Knot & Splice Jewelry, by Jourdan Fairchild
Chicago feature, November 11, 2013




The Etsy Blog, Editors' Picks: Skulls, October 31, 2013