About The Designer


Visit our Shop at 42 Merrimac St. Newburyport, MA

Watching Pam in her shop, enthusiastically collaborating with customers to realize their visions or working diligently on her own designs, is half the magic of wearing Pam Older Designs. One visit and Pam's love for her work is evident. Her adventure in the creative world began as an apprentice at a small silver shop in Coconut Grove, Florida wile she was a student at The University of Miami. After graduating college with a BFA in Painting and Art Education, she moved to New York City and  got a job at Redbook Magazine in the production department. Pam went on to spearhead the print production and technology operations at Children's Television Workshop, Time Magazine and The New Yorker magazines.

The stress of producing weekly magazines propelled Pam to search for a more satisfying career hoping to use her creative background in a new way. She began beading and her passion for jewelry was reignited.  Pam Older Designs was launched in 2004. Pam's designs are organic, feminine and modern, reflecting her personal style. A testament to Pam's talent for good design- her work is now shown in The Sundance and Peruvian Connection catalogs and sold at a host of fine retailers across the country. She was also featured in Oprah Magazine in a story about personal reinvention.

“I am inspired by my 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's jewelry can be found at the 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.