In 1992, Lana Nikolenko immigrated to the US from Ukraine — a journey that ignited her lifelong passion for travel and transformation. Inspired by found and reclaimed objects she discovers through voyage and exploration, her work strives to capture the excitement of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and adventures in uniquely memorable and wearable works of art.


Stones, arrowheads, and fossils sourced from fairs and flea markets in Argentina and Peru, pine cones, scorpions, iguana feet and crab claws found on nature hikes and beaches of Central America — these artifacts of nature are cast in high-quality brass, and reconstructed to create contemporary jewelry with eclectic charm.