Pamela M. Levin, designer of Nivell Jewelry, creates sterling silver and leather jewelry with high quality semi-precious stones mined from all over the world. Her newest leather collection brings bold colors and textures to leather jewelry using many luxurious Italian leathers, kidskin, lamb, fish leather, faux and genuine alligator, and cow. Pamela’s refreshing style exudes simple elegance by transforming her materials into smooth, modern, and clean lines. The designer firmly believes even the simplest of designs can make a dramatic statement.
Born and raised in Long Island, New York had a big impact in shaping Pamela's outlook in the world. Her father was a garment manufacturer for 35 years in New York and she worked for him a couple of summers, seeing manufacturing up close, and reading the Women's Wear Daily, the famous garment trade publication. It fascinated her. She did a six month internship in a buying office in New York's Garment Center while attending Drexel University. After graduating, she worked for an IBM partner who was an enterprise software developer for the apparel and footwear industry. This educated her on the details of many aspects of bringing a product to market. Visiting a manufacturing operation was always an extra thrilling day for her.
Domestic manufacturing is in Pamela's DNA and Nivell Jewelry is strongly committed to the principle that all work will always be MADE IN AMERICA. Some components may be imported but the design and creation of the work will always remain here.
In addition to the manufacturing influence, Pamela was surrounded by visual art talent in her immediate family too. Her father's avocation was sculpture, painting, and wood working, which included creating a three foot strawberry for the backyard! She also viewed the art projects and portfolios of her two older sisters who studied textile and interior design. Pamela enjoyed trying the traditional mediums of art but initially decided to follow her penchant for the business world. Pamela’s artistic roots inspired her to begin formal training in the technical aspects of jewelry design while continuing her vocation in sales. Establishing her jewelry studio at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in 2000 for two years commenced Pamela’s journey to pursuing a career in designing and creating contemporary jewelry.
- NICHE magazine's Editorial Director (Hope Daniels) selected work for feature in "Fashion Flirts...Trendsetting Pieces." (Spring 2014)
- Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist - Gallery Feature leather jewelry and authored article (April 2014)
- Art Jewelry - Gallery feature of leather jewelry (November 2013)
- Main cover feature on Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist of leather jewelry cuff (author of seven page article). (September/October 2013)
Exhibitions and Shows
Delaware Art Museum Winter Arts Festival (juried) (2014)
Buyers Market of American Craft (American Made Show-Wholesale) (2013-2014)
Blue Streak Gallery (2004-2014) featured in Holiday Show, Wilmington, DE
Blue Streak Gallery (2013) Solo exhibition Silver Stones Skins - Debut Summer Leather Collection
The Art Trust Gallery (2012-2013) Invitational Show, West Chester, PA
Brandywine Festival of the Arts (2012-2013) Wilmington, DE
Beauty Art Gallery (2012) (juried) Small Treasures, Newtown Square, PA
Art Along the Creek (2011-2012) 2 New Road Studios Group Show, Aston, PA
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: (2009) featured artist in Alternatives museum store
Art in the Afternoon (2008) Invitational Show by Delaware Fund for Women
Monsoon Gallery: (2007) PA Society of Goldsmiths juried show - exhibited with ten national jewelers, Bethlehem, PA
Delaware Art Museum: (2006-2007) PA Society of Goldsmiths juried show
Delaware Art Museum: (2003) Solo exhibition in Meet the Artist Series; exhibited (4) five foot cases of jewelry
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: ( 2002) featured in two person exhibition Brush Fire
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: (2000-2002) multiple group exhibitions
Center for the Creative Arts: (2001) Annual Members Exhibition, Merit Award winner, Yorklyn, PA