Pam Older, designer and founder of Pam Older Designs, rediscovered a passion for design and started her handmade jewelry company in 2003.
As an art student Pam had apprenticed at an artisan jewelry shop appropriately called OM in Coconut Grove, Florida. There she learned to forge, cast and polish jewelry, skills that helped her earn money through her college years. Upon graduating, she found a job in magazine production at Redbook Magazine and went on to work at Esquire, Children's Television Workshop, TIME, and The New Yorker where she was SVP, of Manufacturing and Technology until 1998.
In the 1990's Pam was an innovator and early adopter of technology in the magazine world. She decided to make a life change based on the belief that doing one thing all your life is not testing your potential.
A former painter, Pam brings a wonderful aesthetic and color sensibility to her elegant handcrafted jewelry designs. Her jewelry is natural, feminine and classic with a modern twist! All of it is lovingly made in her Larchmont, New York studio.
Pam finds inspiration from antique jewelry and fashion from all periods. The juxtapositions of colored semiprecious stones fuel her creativity. Travels far and near spark new design ideas for her unique jewelry collection. She has traveled to India and Thailand in search of new materials for her artisan jewelry.
Pam Older Designs was featured in Oprah Magazine in an article about "Finding The Career of Your Dreams" and was profiled in an article about creative people passionate about what they do in the Westchester Wag. She has been an editor's pick in Westchester Magazine, and has a chapter written about her in More Magazine's 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life: Big and Small Ways to Embrace New Possibilities. Recently she was named a finalist in About.com's Reader's Choice Contest for the best handmade jewelry designer.
Pam's work is carried by many galleries & upscale shops around the United States, including the Smithsonian, The Balitmore Museum, Aurora, E.B. Barrett, Woodstock Design, D.Cole Jewelers, Seasonz, The White Lilac, Down Under, R.H.Ballard, The Artisans Shop and Gallery, Woodstock Design, Wave Hill, Twist and Splurge. She is especially proud of her jewelry that is in the prestigious Sundance Catalog.