About Pam Older


Visit our Shop at 42 Merrimac St. Newburyport, MA

Watching Pam in her studio/shop, enthusiastically collaborating with customers to realize their visions is half the magic of wearing Pam Older Designs. One visit and Pam's love for her work is evident. She instinctively showcases the natural splendor of the semi-precious and precious stones that she works with. 

Her adventure in the creative world began as an apprentice at OM, a hippie jewelry shop in Coconut Grove, Florida while she was a student. This is where she learned the lost wax process, how to hammer chain links, solder and polish jewlery. After graduating college with a BFA, she moved to New York City and worked at Redbook & Esquire in magazine production. Pam went on to spearhead production operations at Children's Television Workshop and Time Magazine. At the venerable New Yorker Magazine, as SVP of Manufacturing and Technology, her creative thinking brought radical change to the editorial and business sides of the magazine in the form technology that sped the progress of pages to press allowing for later deadlines and more topical news for the editors. (She even figured out how to attach a peel-off label to satisfy unhappy subscriber demands to save their beloved New Yorker covers!)  

In 2002 while she was searching for something new to do that would use her creative side, she began making jewelry again and her passion was reignited. Being a former painter, her color and design skills came through in her early designs, using a palette of gemstones instead of paint. Pam Older Designs (POD Studio) was launched in 2003 with a fashionable, organic and feminine collection. The rest is history.

Pam was featured in Oprah Magazine in an article about reinventing herself as a designer. More Magazine also published her story in a book.

“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 truly amazed at the close connections we quickly make with each other. It's this aspect of the business that I love most.” 

In addition to her own shop/studio on 42 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA and at www.pamolderdesigns.com, you can find her work in the distinctive Sundance and Peruvian Connection Catalogs, Muzio Gallery in Essex, MA, R.H. Ballard in Washington, VA, Artisans Way in Concord, MA, Amaryllis in Philadelphia, PA, Native Son, Newburyport,MA, Rabbit Brush Gallery,Longmont, CO. and many more.

Pam also works directly with private clients on custom pieces and bridal designs.