Happy Mother’s Day - Unique, Handmade Jewelry

Happy Mother’s Day - Unique, Handmade Jewelry

Whether you are shopping for Mom, your wife, a Grandmother or any woman in your life - unique, handmade jewelry is certain to please. We know online shopping has become the norm now more than ever in the past year. So, let NoNickel.com be your one stop shop for a beautiful pair of nickel free earrings or a show-stopping pendant. Let us make your life easier.

 NoNickel is a small, family owned business. We take pride in exceptional customer service. We pay attention to the personal touches to make your gift special. We can include a handwritten note to accompany the gift. Mom will be delighted! Your thoughtfulness in selecting a Certified Nickel Free™ Jewelry item will be appreciated for a lifetime! Our jewelry is guaranteed for life to never test positive for nickel. No nickel means no more itchy, allergy rash – your thoughtfulness will make mom proud!

Need inspiration? Let us show you around a bit. Our top choice would have to be the dichroic glass earrings. These earrings are handcrafted by local artisans in NoNickel’s home state of North Carolina. We think Mom will delight in these dazzling designs with vibrant hues!  Just the name will bring a smile, but take a look at the color in Merry Waterfalls Nickel Free Earrings.  From red to magenta to silvery pink, the colors in these earrings make them the perfect accent piece to any wardrobe.

We always think of lavenders and pinks for Spring, so Queen Falls Nickel Free Earrings are ideal for two reasons! They offer those stunning soft colors will make certain Mom feels like Queen for the Day!

Rainbow Falls Dangle Earrings in Rainbow Red – these earrings have been top sellers for years and we think it’s due to the incredible mix of color from the artisan created dichroic glass. With all the colors of the rainbow, these earrings will go with everything!

Interstellar Post Earrings – gaze into the depths of these cranberry red dichroic glass posts, you’ll see new hints of color and sparkle each time! What you won’t ever see is that itchy, red rash from nickel allergy!

We have a couple of earrings inspired by beautiful North Carolina coastal towns. Cape Hatteras Earrings are a glamorous combination of black and silver, while the rose/coral coloration of Sunset Beach Earrings will have mom thinking about the beach! 

Rodanthe Nickel Free Earrings are named after a charming and romantic NC town. The beautiful black cherry red Czech glass is accented with silver wire and matching faceted beads for a stunning look in a nickel free dangle earring.

Perhaps a necklace and earring set are in order for that very special someone; if so, the Jasmine Necklace and Earring Sets are ideal. We love the incredible sparkle of the Jasmine Set in Blue! Take a look, but trust us that photos can’t do justice to this amazing dichroic glass sparkle!

Our beautiful nickel free dichroic glass necklaces make exquisite gifts. The amazing depth of colors light up the room! But our top choice for this special holiday would have to be the Jasmine Rainbow Red Necklace!

We hope you are feeling inspired. Those are only a few of the choices available today at NoNickel.com. For the complete collection, just click on the jewelry link here: Nickel Free Jewelry!

 

 

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St. Patrick's Day - Your Lucky Day!

St. Patrick's Day - Your Lucky Day!

Spring is in bloom and has us dreaming about warmer weather. Those warmer temps may have you thinking about updating your wardrobe. Unfortunately, warmer temps can increase some annoying symptoms for those of us with nickel allergies. No one wants annoying itchy red rashes or blistering hives. The good news is this St. Patty’s Day you won’t need the luck of the Irish when shopping for nickel free belts and accessories for your Spring wardrobe. NoNickel.com is the top source for all things Certified Nickel Free™. Pour yourself a green beer, put your feet up and let us fill you in on some of our favorites.

The garden fairies love our handcrafted dichroic glass earrings, pendants, and necklaces made from local artisans in North Carolina. These unique pieces are a gorgeous addition to your jewelry collection. The sparkle of colors is magical - impossible to describe in a photograph! The depth of colors is amazing from every angle. Just a few of our Springtime favorites are the Window Waterfalls Earrings in Kaleidoscope and Looking Glass Falls Earrings in Lilac. If post earrings are more your style just browse our site and find your perfect pair or match a pendant for a complete set. You might find these top picks at the end of the rainbow. Your new go-to accessories for Spring are just a few clicks away.

If you like what you see so far, just wait until you see our belts. Our leather belts are stylish, classic and always certified nickel free. Zinc buckles are a great choice for anyone sensitive to metal and is available in many styles for both men and women and sizes to fit leprechauns to big and tall. The good news is you won’t need a pot of gold to enjoy these stylish, smart and affordable belts.The handcrafted Caraway Mountain Distressed Leather Brown Belt is a great everyday, casual belt. Women will love our Ashe Women’s Black Belt with its’ handcrafted genuine top grain leather black strap that has an attractive sheen when paired with the polished silver-toned buckle creates a classic look.

Titanium is recommended by leprechauns and dermatologists for those with multiple metal allergies. Our Titanium belts are lightweight, extremely durable and carry a lifetime guarantee. Our Smoky Mountain Titanium belt has a supple, handcrafted full grain leather belt strap with an attractive, durable buckle will last as long as you own the belt, with no nickel allergy rash! Carbon fiber belts are another great choice. The buckle is hand stitched to the strap so these belts are truly metal-free. No metal means no beeps through security checks. Added bonus for metal allergy sufferers and frequent fliers. The Specialist Brown Belt is handcrafted in the USA of soft, comfortable full grain leather with a unique, high-tech carbon fiber buckle.

With all of these nickel free accessories, you may find it hard to choose just one. The good news is you can’t go wrong. Now save your lucky four leaf clover for another day because NoNickel will allow you to enjoy all the activities Spring has to offer. You can feel confident shedding those extra layers. Now go enjoy the warmer weather and chase a few lucky rainbows. Shopping with NoNickel.com makes everyday is your lucky day.




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Valentine’s Day Ready? How about Galentine’s Day Ready?

Valentine’s Day Ready? How about Galentine’s Day Ready?

So we all know Valentine’s Day is February 14th but did you know about Galentine’s Day? ….because we need another National Holiday. On February 13th, Galentine’s Day brings women together to celebrate each other.  Let us help with nickel free jewelry!
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What Kind of Shopper Are You?

What Kind of Shopper Are You?

Nonickel.com is your shopping destination for quality, handcrafted belts and nickel free jewelry. Our belts offer more class and style than your average accessory. Our gorgeous earrings and necklaces are unique and sure to please even your pickiest friends and family. This season, more than ever you must shop early. The last thing you want are shipping delays and out of stock products.
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Guest Artist for October: Introducing Kelly Arrup!

Guest Artist for October: Introducing Kelly Arrup!

Update:  We first used Kelly Paige's fantastic pumpkin carving creation four years ago. Now she is a senior at North Carolina State University- Go Wolfpack! The past year for Kelly was an exciting one, starting with studying abroad at Lancaster University in England. During her time there, Kelly had the opportunity to visit over a dozen European countries. Upon her return to the US, Kelly was selected as a research assistant to help study the Blue Ridge Goldenrod, an endangered species. This study involved precarious situations, such as rappelling off cliffs to find these elusive plants.
Kelly is an involved student, having served as a mentor in the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) dormitory, an intern in the College of Natural Resources, and now on the CNR Engaging Leaders Advisory Board. She has also studied abroad over Spring Break in Costa Rica in relation to one of her Natural Resources classes.  Kelly is motivated to find ways to channel her passion for environmental causes to make a difference in our world! We are proud of Kelly's accomplishments and glad to still be able to use her artistic talents!
Originally published October 18, 2013:
We are excited to showcase the talent of Kelly Paige Arrup! Kelly is an outstanding senior at a local college prep charter school. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, Kelly has served as NoNickel’s resident expert on teen fashion and social media for the last four years. And yes, Kelly is nickel allergic!

In September, NoNickel launched its redesigned website. One of the goals for the new site was to be creative and fun. We had seen Kelly’s creative genius on numerous occasions and hoped she would help us with our new “creative” goal. Kelly immediately suggested having a pumpkin carved with the NoNickel logo on the home page of the website celebrating the great American tradition of Halloween. Brilliant idea! The search was on for the perfect pumpkin to display the NoNickel logo.

Not only did Kelly do a fantastic job carving the pumpkin, her attention to our corporate identity was impeccable. She was concerned whether or not the logo should include “.com” and if a TM was mandatory due to the difficulty of carving. Wow!

Finally, Kelly used her photography skills to capture her work of art in the most effective way.

While we are proud of Kelly for her never-ending list of creative achievements, in this her senior year of high school, we wanted to highlight her academic and volunteer successes as well. We have long recognized that Kelly has a positive work ethic, a mature outlook on life, persuasive communication skills, and a passion for working for social justice.

Earlier this year, Kelly’s desire to win a medal at the Science Olympiad State Finals became a reality. At the start of the school year, she commented that as a coach, she would do her best to get her Invasives team to that previously elusive goal. Through hours of study and practice, her team came in 4th place at the State Championship, held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Competing against 43 other schools, many of which had participated at the state level previously, we felt this was a tremendous accomplishment.

Another highlight for Kelly has been her involvement with the INTERACT Club. With the addition of a Japanese Exchange program earlier in the year, Kelly volunteered to be a buddy to one of the Japanese students. Learning about the culture of this country, along with the similarities she experienced with her new friend was an educational experience that further heightened her interest in international studies and travel.

During her junior year in high school, Kelly was able to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands where she learned about exotic and endangered animal species. This trip, in addition to participation in the North Carolina Sound-to-Sea environmental studies program and an oceanography field trip to Charleston, South Carolina, has resulted in Kelly’s plans to study Environmental Science when she attends college next year.

Throughout middle and high school, Kelly has been actively involved STAC-M, a literary club that reviews new books prior to their public release. Her love of reading and writing has long been a part of what contributes to Kelly’s well-rounded outlook on life. While she isn’t sure how writing will impact her future plans, she enjoys putting ideas to paper and writes for her school newspaper along with penning fan fiction books online. Her editing and photography skills are also being demonstrated through her second year working on her school’s yearbook staff.

For volunteer work, Kelly traveled with her church youth group to Florida as part of the TEAMeffort program. While there, they worked to improve the living conditions of migrant families. With her church group, she has also worked locally with the food drives, participated in building improvements for church and youth homes, worked at the processing center for Operation Christmas Child, and volunteered for six years with Vacation Bible School. One of the highlights for Kelly was her annual participation in the 30-Hour Famine, where participants go without food for that period of time to bring awareness to poverty and child hunger throughout the world. On her own accord, Kelly raised money for Invisible Children by being a part of the 24 Hours of Silence. Invisible Children supports children who are affected by the wars in Africa.

On a more upbeat note, Kelly’s involvement with the school’s Outdoor Club led to her being named co-president for her senior year. As an officer last year with the Outdoor Club, Kelly planned and participated in a ski trip to North Carolina’s Beech Mountain. With approximately fifty club members enjoying a great day of skiing, this marked one of the most successful outings for the club.

We are proud to call Kelly one of our own! While many teenagers are viewed as self-absorbed, troubled, or difficult, Kelly is a pleasure to know. We enjoy her company, hearing her views on today’s issues, and seeing her creativity come to life!

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