Nicole Recomendes grew up selling friendship bracelets in a cul-de-sac near her Hanover home, but she never dreamed that she’d one day have her own jewelry line.
Her first dip in the entrepreneur pond came with the launch of a website that sold handmade fashion jewelry from other small designers. The experience of working with the artisans inspired her to try her hand at designing. Allison Cole Jewelry was launched in May 2015. The line of nautically inspired rope bracelets with a distinct South Shore appeal was a hit and she recently added a collection of leather, monogram and stamped charms, as well as necklaces. She has built a solid following on the East Coast and her line can be spotted at chic coastal gifts shops all over New England.
Her inspiration? “I spent a lot of time on our family boat as a child, so that’s where my eye for the nautical style comes from and why I love working with rope so much,” says Recomendes. Anyone who enjoys boating or lives hear the ocean will appreciate her signature bracelet styles crafted out of strong maritime rope or bungie cord and sleek metal anchor clasps.