Nichole McIver is the maker behind Acanthus. Her background in fine art and art history informs her work, as she finds inspiration in sources from Ancient Roman adornment, to Medieval manuscript illumination. She works in her home studio in Central Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Acanthus jewelry is handmade with materials such as sterling silver, high karat gold, diamonds and semi-precious gemstones. A self taught metalsmith, Nichole uses traditional techniques to hand craft each piece in her home studio. She believes strongly in retaining the sacred relationship between artist and patron, so she is solely and personally responsible for painstakingly creating each piece for her clients.