About The Designer


Visit our Shop at 42 Merrimac St. Newburyport, MA

Pam Older's adventure in the creative world of jewelry began as an apprentice as a silversmith in Coconut Grove, Florida. After graduating college with an art degree she moved to New York City and a long publishing career ensued. She worked in production and technology at Esquire, Children's Television Workshop, Time and The New Yorker magazines.

After the stress of producing weekly magazines Pam began searching for a new career. She began taking beading classes where her passion for jewelry was reawakened and Pam Older Designs was launched in 2004. Pam's designs are organic, feminine and modern. Many of her beaded jewelry designs are in the Sundance and the Peruvian Connection catalogs.

“I am inspired by my women customers and never tire of learning from them. My most inspired designs come to me after listening to what they love. I am constantly amazed at the close connections we quickly make with each other. It's this aspect of having a jewelry shop that I love most.” 

Pam has been featured in Oprah Magazine and was also a finalist in About.com's Reader's Choice Contest for Best Handmade Jewelry Designer. Her jewelry is carried in fine shops around the country among them, Muzio Gallery in Essex, MA, R.H. Ballard in Washington, VA, Wylers in Brunswick, ME, Artisans Way in Concord, MA, Wave Gallery in New Haven, CT, Amaryllis in Philadelphia, PA and Zaltas Gallery in Mamaroneck, NY.

For shops and catalogs wishing to open wholesale jewelry accounts, please contact us at 914-450-6251 or pamolder@mac.com.