Welcome to my shop! My passion is designing and handcrafting high quality jewelry.
I have always been a crafter, but discovered my love for jewelry making after I retired. I love working with wire, making chainmaille jewelry and designing with semi-precious beads, especially freshwater pearls.
The name of my shop, Omi Silver, is pronounced "oh my". That's the name of the tiny hamlet in upstate New York where I live with my husband, my assistant Max and a cat named Jelly Bean. She's camera shy.
I am primarily self taught but have taken a handful of formal classes.
I started out working solely with sterling silver (thus my shop's name) but have moved into working with other metals as well, including copper and bronze. I love learning new techniques and when I'm not hammering or weaving wire I'm photographing new pieces, uploading photos, ordering supplies, working on social media, etc. I am the designer, maker, photographer, bookkeeper and everything else. Every piece you see on my website was handmade by me.
As a proud member of the SRAJD - (Jewelry Design Artists #3893) my jewelry is handcrafted using high quality materials with special attention to perfect craftsmanship and durability. Look for other jewelry makers who are members of the SRAJD to find quality jewelry in many different mediums.