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amie preston

OIGI Designer Amie Preston hand forges unique silver USA made jewelry - wearable art.

She shares her knowledge in fun and educational silversmith classes, helping you create your own amazing, sterling silver jewelry. Join us and be inspired and delighted by your own designs. When she discovered her fascination of working with metal she had just start her twentieth year of work as an executive for a fast-paced fitness corporation. On a whim, she signed up for a silversmith class. In that first class she had an OIGI moment, it was life changing. Amie said, “O-I-Get-It! I had found my passion and wanted to do the rest of my life”. After several years of instruction and planning I left the corporate world and now I am able to live that dream.

Part of that dream and passion is to pass on her knowledge when teaching silversmith classes. “I love to share the experience of working with fire and metal! When a student takes a class I hope they walk away with more than just knowledge, I hope they walk away with their own OIGI experience.” OIGI, pronounced oh-gee, is the acronym for Oh-I-Get-It! It's that moment when you put your hand to your forehead and say “Oh, I Get It”! Sometimes that moment is life changing, a realization, an epiphany when you feel you’ve found what you want to do, what you're meant to do. Some only have to put hand to forehead, others needed a gentle tap and others; well... you get it. Sometimes it takes a big push to change directions, and it's worth it! moment.