Designer Spotlight: Heather O’Cain


A brief story of what you do and why you do it.

I like to make unique, one-of-a-kind statement necklaces and everyday jewelry by upcycling vintage jewelry and everyday items. I love the challenge of taking an old funky clunky earring or bobby pin & creating something new that's totally fashionable, fun & easy to wear today!

How did you get into jewelry design?

My high school teacher is the master of found object art jewelry, Ron Ho

What makes your collection unique?

I have good eye for color, detail and design.

What are your inspirations?

fashion, found objects, vintage jewelry

How are you making a difference in your life?

Started my own business

What's something unusual about you that makes you “you”?

I am a quiet hermit type who would rather be crafting than “hanging out”

What's the biggest struggle in running your jewelry business like a business?

Finding customers

About Heather

Heather has been designing modern high end gold and platinum jewelry for over 30 years. She also received awards for her art jewelry including one from the Pacific NW Arts & Crafts Exhibition. Now, she has her own business making unique fashion jewelry.