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?
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.