AllisonAmy Jewelry, which offers a wide range of necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets and wine glass charms, recently opened in downtown Ferndale.
Owner Allison O’Rourke said a grand opening is planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the store, which located at 5675 Third St., next to the Subway restaurant at the corner of Main Street.
O’Rourke, a longtime Ferndale resident and a Western Washington University graduate, makes 90 percent of the jewelry in the store. She has sold pieces for the past seven years at the Ferndale Street Festival and Ferndale Public Market.
“I love the creative aspect of making jewelry,” O’Rourke said, in a press release. “It’s great to see people of all ages wearing jewelry that is stylish and distinctive.”
Some of O’Rourke’s jewelry uses silver beads and pendants made by the Karen Hill Tribe silversmiths of northern Thailand. Their silver content is higher than that found in sterling silver, resulting in silver that is softer and easier to shape into unique designs, O’Rourke said.
She also uses handmade Kazuri clay beads produced by women of the Kikuya tribe of Kenya.
AllisonAmy Jewelry is open from 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information, call 360-685-3344.