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Nicolette Absil

Nicolette Absil is an award-winning jeweler working in vitreous enamel and finds inspiration from a love of nature, hiking, and drawing. In her sunlit Philadelphia studio, Nicolette hand-draws floral forms with graphite onto white enamel. Nicolette won a Saul Bell Design award for her enameling in 2017.

“I am inspired by the patterns, textures, and silhouettes that occur in nature. I combine precious metals, vitreous enamel, and gemstones to create unique contemporary heirlooms. 

My work focuses on vitreous enameling, a process in which I fuse glass to metal in a kiln. I hand draw or paint delicate natural imagery onto the enamel, and often under-fire the top layer of glass to create textures that mimic those in nature such as sand, orange peels, or rippling water. I fuse gold foil into my enamels and use gemstones as accents to create pops of color. When the enamels are complete, I fabricate settings in precious metals which serve to both protect and draw attention to the enamel itself.”

Current Work

Hydrangea Earrings 
Post earrings in bright silver and enamel on copper. 


Hydrangea Crescent Petal Necklace 
Necklace, in sterling silver, enamel, and graphite. 

Trillium Crescent Post Earrings 
Crescent post earrings in sterling silver, enamel on copper, and 24k gold. 


Charm Cattail Necklace 
Necklace in bright sterling silver, enamel on copper, graphite, and 24k gold. 


Trillium Bracelet 
Tension clasp bracelet in bright silver, copper, enamel, and 24k gold.  

Past Work


Dried Flower Brooch/Pendant 
Necklace in sterling silver, copper, vitreous enamel, and graphite. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8". 
Exhibit: Drawing the Line