Handcrafted Bridal & Fashion Jewelry
Oohjacquelina is a handcrafted jewelry design company based in Brooklyn, NY. It was created by artist Jacquelyn Wells in 2010 right before graduating from Northeastern University where she studied music and business.
That necklace you never take off, even when in the ocean. That bracelet you have worn for years. Those cool earrings that everyone compliments every time you wear them. That's us.
With a small team of just 5 people, we quality handcraft every piece with hypoallergenic metals. Our ear wire and dainty chains are either pure sterling silver or 14K gold fill, insuring hypoallergenic and non-tarnish materials. Our tagline is "quality handcrafted to last" because we want you to wear our jewelry for many years to come, not just a few weeks.
Hand hammering, wire wrapping, freshwater pearls, semi-precious gemstones, and thread earrings are our specialty. Thanks for supporting small business and shopping handmade in the era of Amazon! We love making our customers happy and comfortable.More....
An artist her entire life, she studied Fine Art and Art Metals throughout high school and attended a year of fashion school at the School of Fashion Design on Newbury St. Boston, MA. After beading and hand making headpieces from her Great Aunt's jewelry, she started creating more intricate work. After taking various metal-smithing classes at studios such as MetalWerx, Sanctuary Arts, and Fitzgerald Jewelry School, she began a unique line of jewelry hammered, drilled, shaped, and hand cut from high quality metals. She gains inspiration from world travel and has worked with several non-profits to raise money for their causes.
Bridal Jewelry is Oohjacquelina's specialty. Hair combs and Stud Earrings are made from sterling silver wire wrapping pearls and Swarovski elements along with some vintage finds from markets around the world. She was a bridal consultant at a high end bridal boutique for 5 years. There she learned what brides were looking for by helping them plan their special day. She has had the honor to work with designers from JLM Couture and Alvina Valenta, Sadoni, and has had here jewelry worn by models from ti Adora by Alvina Valenta at several New York International Bridal Week shows and featured in their look book photo shoots for Fall and Spring of 2015 and 2016. Grammy winner and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, rising star Jesse Kahnweiler, Medal of Honor recipient, Gloria Steinem, and actresses Jena Malone and Marisa Tomei have also rocked her jewelry, to name a few!
Thank you for taking a moment to read about Oohjacquelina's Story.
Oohjacquelina Team Members
- Jacquelyn Wells: Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
Jacquelyn lives in Brooklyn, NY. Northeastern Graduate, she is a full-time jeweler and part-time musician, peace activist with Women Cross DMZ, Certified Yoga Teacher, and serves on the board of Also Known As, Inc. Artistic inspiration is found from traveling, nature, music, and beauty in any form.
- Ben Cormier: Senior Metalsmith
- Flora Zhai: Metalsmith
- Tara Nolan: Marketing and Photography
- Jillian Tito: Graphic Design
Providence, RI, United States
Universal Plating takes the brass pieces we handcraft and plates them in 14K gold in lots of about 90 pieces so that the brass doesn't tarnish and has extra shine. They are a small company of about 3 guys and are extremely honorable in their work!
River Edge, NJ, United States
After Oohjacquelina carves rings or cuffs from jeweler's wax, we send the wax carving to be cast into a mold. From the mold, Best Cast casts them into Sterling Silver.