News & Events

Press Clippings, Videos, Surprise Appearances, Etc.

Next Private Trunkshows:

December 10, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Alameda, CA. Location: At artist's home. Please contact me directly to be included on the Evite list.

December 2nd, 2011, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Alameda, CA.

Guess what? 2011 is the first year in years that I’m doing a trunk show again THANKS to the generous hosting offer of a lovely friend.
I’ve been busy interpreting Fall 2011/Spring 2012 colors and fresh shapes into new jewelry designs that will make your neck, ears and wrist sparkle. Gift your loved ones and/or self as I’m sure you’ve earned it in 2011 -it has been a challenging year indeed –and they call that The Year Of the Rabbit?!

Please contact me directly to be included on the Evite list. Please note that 2011 designs (including countless new earring- & necklace designs as well as feather creations) are currently not featured online. Thank you and I do hope to see you thereSmile. P.S. Prices: Good news – jewelry finding/component vendors have adapted and are offering less pricey components, which I’ve carefully selected to offer one-of-a-kind designs that are also easy on the pocket book. Mindful of our current economic malaise, I’ve  disciplined my price points to meet your expectations while saying “NO” to compromise on design extravagance, style or quality. You know by now, NK designs don’t disappoint as they stand out and can stand the test of time while no one you know will don what you’re wearing!

Silent Auction, Macy's & SF Junior League's 82nd Annual Fashion Show, April 5, 2008:

SF Junior League logo Nicole Kidd Designs donated "Sky and Earth" (Turquoise/Smoky Quartz necklace/earring set) showcased during the silent auction reception prior to the Black-tie dinner gala, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, sponsored by the SF Junior League, dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities for over the last 95 years. It's was a most glamorous event while focused on giving back.

March13, 2008 - Appel & Frank - "Spring into Style" San Francisco - 5:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Regency Center - Sutter Room, located at 1270 Sutter Street at Van Ness.  Over 600 guests will shop from 65 designers offering unique clothing, accessories and jewelry, including yours truly showcasing my latest bejeweled creations. In addition to the fabulous shopping, there will be complimentary drinks, beauty services, and giveaways. Hope to see you there. February 12, 2008:  Nicole's Love Sonnet designs highlighted by - The Gift of ... Poetic Jewelry 

San Francisco jewelry designer Nicole Kidd puts a poetic spin on the pendant. Hers are inscribed with snippets from John Donne's sonnet, "Love's Growth." Priced starting at $118 and available through Nicole Kidd's Web site or by phone at (510) 522-4722.  Call to reserve your copy!

 February 9 - 13: Valentine's Trunk Show in Alameda, CA  - In response to customer requests, Nicole's jewelry will be on display until Feb. 13. Call for your private appointment and please sign up for newsletter.

Join us for some relaxed Cupid-inspired-afternoon shopping, socializing and maybe even a little gift-giving to yourself.  Don't miss novel bejeweled, sterling/gold love sonnets (see left image) sure to surprise the one you want to show your affection and gratitude to or check out heart-shaped sterling necklaces with sterling and gold-filled swallow pendants carrying love notes or rubies in their little beaks. Project your inner beauty with these Nicole Kidd Designs or with one of my new bejeweled time piece creations (yes, watch faces with gemstones!). Plus you'll find customer favorites like Heart Connections & Circle of Love! Moreover, I'll have every conceivable heart shape on amazingly elegant hand-strung chains made of precious and semi-precious stones (rubies, sapphires, iolite, labradorite, turquoise) as well as an abundance of earring styles in every Spring and Love-ly color - starting as low as $20....NOTE: If you like an online preview, please email me as they are temporarily housed in the Kodak Gallery until my blog is up. Bring a friend and join us for some champagne & hors d'oevres. 

February 6, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Nicole unveils Valentine's collection at Naughty Cupid Shopping Party, SF Massage Supply Store, San Francisco (SOMA)

 Sponsored and equipped by IKEA, SF's brand-new massage supply store is hosting 14 local artists including yours truly unveiling my Valentine's collection as well as other independent designers showcasing hand-made jewelry & hand-painted mugs (with lips & hearts), Cupid/Valentine's cup cakes & chocolates, lacey lingerie & couture women's clothing, 5-min. massage chair sessions, handmade sensual body/massage oils & perfumes, candles, passion toys & naughty doilies (I kid(d) you not, you need to see those;-), mineral make-up and oxygen facials (preferred by Madonna ) and much more. Come join us for a fun time at a truly inviting store, celebrating love and friendship while treating yourself - You are worth it. Where: Leslie (proud owner), SF Massage Supply Store, SOMA, 207 9th St, (between Howard St & Tehama St), San Francisco, CA 94103, Tel: (415) 255-4693.

January 27, 2008, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Modern Bridal Fair, Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA. Fashion shows at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

The world-famous Claremont Resort, with outstanding views of the Bay Area, hosts the Spring Modern Bridal Faire, featuring an exceptional location to meet with the Bay Area's finest wedding professionals - Nicole Kidd Designs will present her latest bridal designs at her booth and a few bridal favorites. For the past 30 years, Modern Bridal has united thousands of quality brides with hundreds of exhibitors in upscale settings throughout Northern California. Modern Bridal is the industry leader in promoting bridal faires that combine quality wedding professionals with upscale brides, armed with the buying power to make purchasing decisions at the faire. In February and March, Modern Bridal brought nearly 25,000 women and 36,000 attendees together with leading local, regional, and national exhibitors.

December 15, 2007 Los Angeles, private trunk show. 

December 10, 2007: Nicole Kidd Designs joins Designers for Africa.

Handmade jewelry creations are being auctioned off in support of non-profits involved in Africa. Founded by designer April Star,  she has invited other designers to donate four of their creations per year to make a difference and support organizations like The Invisible Children Scott & Fiona Wolfe clinic fund for Gulu & Drop in the Bucket (building wells in Uganda) Both working in Uganda which has been in the midst of the most horrendous humanitarian atrocities known!  Our next auction will be in support of the ENOUGH PROJECT.

December 8th, Saturday, 2007, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Holiday Gift Gala Shopping Bazaar at Las Lomas High School, downtown Walnut Creek, CA.

This sale benefits the student body of Las Lomas High School High School, and drew about 30 vendors & 800 attendees in 2006, as it's conveniently located right next door to the open-air Broadway Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. Shopping event is being held in Las Lomas High School Gym & Cafeteria, 1460 South Main Street, Downtown Walnut Creek.

December 1st, Saturday, 2007, 1:30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.: Open Studio Holiday Trunk Show in Alameda, CA - For details,please sign up for newsletter.

Join us for some relaxed holiday shopping, socializing and maybe even a little gift-giving to yourself.  Don't miss trunk-show discounts offered during this festive sales event featuring 350+ hand-crafted Fall and Holiday gemstone creations (necklaces, earrings, bracelets) to fit all budgets! Yes, we'll have yummy chocolate brown pearl necklaces, elegant black tourmaline/garnet designs with teal-colored apatite and garnet accents for your many party engagements; unique designer rosaries, chunky, mixed metal chains, Leopard/tiger lamp work chains that will make your heart roar with delight; personalized astrology charm necklaces, even bridal designs, and hundreds of earring styles -starting as low as $20....Bring a friend and join us for wine & hors d'oevres.

November 6th, 2007: Author and certified divorce financial analyst, Adryenn Ashley, dons a Nicole Kidd design on ABC's View from the Bay. 

Women are getting married later in life which means your prince charming may be divorced. In the book, Every Single Girl's Guide to Her Future Husband's Last Divorce, you will be equipped with the information you need before marrying a divorced man. Watch this most informative TV interview with my friend/client, author and certified divorce financial analyst, Adryenn Ashley, whose book will be a must-have for all future brides. I can see Adryenn discussing the do's and don'ts with Oprah in the near future -stay tuned to her site .

October 25, 2007, Nicole Kidd participates in Incubator panel at LadiesWhoLaunch LIVE San Francisco. 

Ladies Who Launch logoIt was awesome - 350 women attendees - the Herbst Int'l Exhibition Hall at the Presidio was abuzz with excitement. Fantastic products & services offered by more than 25 LWL entrepreneurs. I had the honor to meet a most truthful and radiant Joan Barnes (founder of Gymboree and now owner of three yoga studios among them the Mill Valley-based YOGASTUDIO ) and the stunning (inside and out) actress/author Mariel Hemingway, who shared wisdoms from her latest book Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out : Every Woman's Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life. I hope you can make it next year - I know I will;-)). Here is some ABC's View from the Bay coverage of the event.

October 20, 2007 LA Trunk Show in Cheviot Hills (for information, please sign up for newsletter).

I love trunk shows as you always meet an amazing group of inspiring women. One of those amazing spirits was the Santa Monica-based chanteuse Judith Owen whose voice echoes yet stands out among the voices of Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan, Jamie Cullem, and Alicia Keys  - but don't take my word for it, just listen to "My Father's Voice" on her new album "Happy This Way "- Enjoy the discovery of another amazing vocal and entertaining talent.

 October 19, 2007 NY-based Jewelry Information Center selects Nicole Kidd design "Balance" for ABC Channel 7 Chicago television segment on breast cancer awareness jewelry - Enjoy.

October 19, 2007 Barney Davey's Art Print Blog highlights Nicole Kidd design:

Art marketing author, speaker, consultant, blogger Barney Davey sings the praise of "Hip-to-be-Square" -check out this informative blog on developments in the art print market. He consults with artists and publishers, and has consulted with hundreds of the industry's leading art publishers and self-published artists regarding their art marketing and advertising strategies. 

Oct 17, 2007 Jewelry Information Center picks Breast Cancer Awareness design by Nicole Kidd for ABC 7 News Chicago segment 

Amanda Gizzi of the JIC highlights in her VLOG the pieces she picked to highlight jewelry that gives back during her upcoming TV segment on ABC TV Chicago, Friday, Oct 19, 2007. Clue: 3 Rings and rubies are by yours truly. 

October 17, 2007 Nicole Kidd's Artisan Jewelry on TV
Katie Rice Jones

Bouncing back after baby - Okay, moms: You've had your baby, and now it's time to go back to the office. But what can you do to make sure you're looking as fabulous as you're feeling? SF-based celebrity stylist Katie Rice-Jones joined Tampa's ABC Good Day to tell us how to bounce back after having a baby. Enjoy.

October 2007 issue of American Baby magazine highlights Nicole's "Affirmations" Breast Cancer Awareness charm necklace

page from American Baby magazine highlighting Nicoles Breast Cancer Awareness charm necklace

October 16, 2007 Launch of new collection: Radiate Your Inner Madonna with Nicole Kidd's Hip Collection of Fashion-Forward Prayer Beads

Accessories designer Nicole Kidd resurrects the traditional rosary with a fashionable twist. (Press release with images)

October 10, 2007 Contra Costa Times Newspaper: Interview with Nicole Kidd

Contra Costa Times Newspaper logo Alameda jewelry designer Nicole Kidd credits LadiesWhoLaunch by Janis Mara, staff writer. Read how Nicole found her groove.

BNET logo October 2007: BNET Interview with Kathy Johnson, founder of Consort Partners doning a custom Nicole Kidd bejeweled leather creation.

Before launching public relations firm Consort Partners, Kathy Johnson ran her own successful tech start-up. That's why she knows, whether she's working with BMW, Intel or even the nation of Japan, good P.R. can be a very effective form of business development. Here, Johnson talks about international positioning and breaking down your message into bite-sized pieces to help people understand why they care. Most informative interview and check out the stunning jewelry;-))). If you like to follow Kathy's tech and painting related ventures, check out her blog.

Sept 24, 2007, Nicole Kidd proudly presents her first Bridal collection:

"Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. I'd like to offer custom jewelry choices that intrigue and inspire but don't blow up the jewelry accessories budget and live on beyond that dream wedding date." Published nationally, the prestigious grace ormonde Wedding Style magazine recently featured "Summer Breeze" by Nicole Kidd as one of their "Hot Picks" in the necklace category.

Sept 2007, Feature Interview & Fall Designs highlighted in LoveToKnowAboutJewelryBlog:

A candid interview highlighting select Fall designs and approach to designing jewelry and life - Enjoy!

Silent Auction, SF Magazine & SF Junior League's 13th Annual Home Tour, Sept 12:

SF Junior League logo Nicole Kidd Designs donates "Balance" (in Fall colors as shown in above interview) to the silent auction, sponsored by SF Magazine &SF Junior League's 13th annual Home Tour 2007, dedicated to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities for over the last 95 years. It's a wonderful event - don't miss it!

Wadding Style magazine coverRoof-top Sunday Brunch/Trunk Show, Sept 16:

Nicole Kidd Designs is part of the artist line-up at DAI's Design Utopia event at SF's Medjool Restaurant & Lounge - Shoppers will enjoy Medjool's full service bar, rooftop Sunday brunch, music, make-overs and other goodies. Hope to see you there!

August 13, 2007 - Wedding Style magazine features "Summer Breeze"

Published nationally, the prestigious grace ormonde Wedding Style magazine features "Summer Breeze" by Nicole Kidd as one of their "Hot Picks" in the necklace category. Nicole's initial Bridal collection will be published mid-September. Thank you.

August 23 & 24, 2007 - SF Fashion Week, SF Design Center

SF Fashion Week LogoNicole Kidd Designs joins top West Coast designers showcasing latest creations at the 4th annual San Francisco Fashion Week on Aug 23/24. Doors open at 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The SF Fashion Week Boutique is located on the first level balcony at the SF Design Center overlooking the fashion shows below. For a full schedule of events, please go to:

July 27, 2007 - Susan G. Komen COUTURE: Celebrating Couture for the Cure

Nicole Kidd Designs joins Bay Area fashionistas at CoUtuRE - SFDC's annual fashion auctions supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's largest private source of funding for breast cancer research, screening, education and treatment support. Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center - 101 Henry Adams Street - San Francisco, CA.

Michele MillerJuly 16, 2007 - WonderBranding: Marketing to Women blog highlights Nicole Kidd

"Nicole Kidd is a Fantastic Jewelry Designer " - Check out what marketing columnist for & award-winning marketing-to-women sage Michele Millers writes about this designer on her ultra-informative blog

De Loache Vineyards logoMay 19, 2007 - Spring Fling DeLoach Winery, Santa Rosa, CA

Nicole Kidd Designs is the featured jewelry designer poolside at the DeLoach Vineyards Guesthouse. Pull out your tropical shirts, put on your shades, go sockless in your boat shoes, wear your favorite beach hat, and join us for an afternoon of fun complete with DeLoach Vineyard wines, Caribbean music, a limbo stick, and Caribbean-inspired food. On arrival, each guest will be greeted with DeLoach's new release 2006 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc.

kqed logoMay 15 - June 8, 2007 - Nicole Kidd Designs submits necklace & earring set for bid in support of The Great KQED-KTEH Auction

Live bidding on all of their hundreds of items starts Friday, May 25 and runs through Friday, June 8. As always, Auction proceeds support KQED, KTEH and the programming you enjoy on Northern California Public Broadcasting! Please go to (Go to Categories: Click Apparel & Accessories, item no: 5164).

vallywag pictureMarch 30, 2007 - Business 2.0 Bottom Line Design Award

Featuring Nicole Kidd Designs client Kathy Johnson of Consort Partners and Megan McCarthy, Valleywag. Beaded necklaces are back, y'all!

photo of nicoleMarch 5, 2007 - From the Roizen Report …

"Current swim buddy, former technology journalist and future jeweler-to-the-stars Nicole Kidd had some of her latest designs displayed on ABC's The View from the Bay last week.

"You can check it out here (click the link with the woman in the white coat for the NK Designs segment)."

March 2, 2007 - The View from the Bay (ABC TV) Aired on Friday, March 2, 2007

Dress for success. Know what to wear to seal the deal and where to be for the best networking opportunities in the Bay Area.

The ultimate networking event is coming up -- and it's an overnighter! Alison Covarrubias and Sonya Derian, of Ladies Who Launch, stopped by the set to give us a preview.

About the Event: Overnighter: Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th
11:00 a.m. Friday - 11:00 a.m. Saturday Clift Hotel
Bloomingdale's Fashion Show until 1:00 p.m. at Bloomingdales

Find out what today's models were wearing:

Nicole (Nicole Kidd Designs) (For video clip, see link below)

Dress: Max Mara, $695

*Nicole is a jewelry designer, so she usually dresses casually and simply. This dress is simple enough to let Nicole's jewelry be the focus, but it is a more exciting frame than a tank top and jeans. This would be perfect for an evening out or for trunk shows.

Modeling MaxMara for Bloomingdales on ABC TV's The View from the Bay.