Clusterflux Jewelry by Dominique Nicholson
Woman of the Month Feature
Originally from Quebec City, Dominique Nicholson now lives and creates in Montreal. What does she create? Tiny pieces of stunning artwork.
Nicholson is a talented jewelry designer and creator, as well as the founder of Clusterflux Jewelry.
The road to craftsmanship
Nicholson originally set out to study physiotherapy. “Oh boy! What I disaster! I am not made for school,” she says. With traditional learning environments not fitting her personal learning style and needs, she decided to try something new and enrolled in the Jewelry School of Montreal. There, she discovered the classes were 100% tactile and 0% theoretical. Ideal for someone of Nicholson’s particular brand of talent and drive.
In this unique learning environment, she excelled and absolutely loved working with her hands, creating gorgeous and positively charming pieces. She studied there for three years, with an additional year of study in 3D design, while working as a designer for renowned Canadian jeweller, Ecksand.
Creating with Clusterflux
Today, Nicholson makes fine jewelry that is a balance between traditional craftsmanship and 3D design. She specializes in custom pieces that have a personal touch, as well as stunning earrings, rings, necklaces, high end body jewelry and more for her in-house collections.
Taking inspiration from the latest trends, Nicholson adds her own flair through the details. Her pieces are typically minimalist, but often with a hint of detail, only visible when looking closely. “Almost like a little secret only you know about,” she says. The result is charming, for sure, but also eye-catching and beautiful, blending touches of industrialism with a delicacy that is truly unique.
Pieces that last
All of her pieces are made with top-quality materials and using thoroughly studied and practiced techniques to create jewelry that is meant to be worn and loved for years to come.
Working mainly with gold and genuine stones, her emphasis is on quality, but also affordability. Looking ahead, her goal is to continue to create beautiful, eye-catching pieces that are affordable and accessible.
In a field where design possibilities are endless, technology is now catching up with the imagination, making more and more possible. Nicholson is on the forefront of these developments, continually pushing her own limits to create beautiful and original jewelry.
Where to get it
You can purchase Nicholson’s work through the Clusterflux Jewelry website, and much of her high-end body jewelry at select local tattoo parlours including Adrenaline, Slick Styled Steel and South Beach, St. Jerome. You can also contact Nicholson at [email protected], if you’re interested in a custom project.
Creating with purpose
As of 2019, Clusterflux Jewelry will be donating 2% of its profits to the Fraser Recovery Program in Quebec City. This rehabilitation centre is dedicated to helping youth recover from substance abuse. The donations from Clusterflux will specifically be going towards helping the centre’s clients complete or continue their education. Financial trouble is too often a huge struggle for anyone getting sober, especially youth. The efforts of the Fraser Recovery Program, with the support of organizations like Clusterflux Jewelry, help give them a second chance at bettering their lives.
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