Connie O’ Mara | Springdale AR

 Jewelry, for me, began as a job in 1985. I was a bench jeweler soldering chains and sizing rings, etc. Later on, natural stones were introduced to me. Lapis, rutile quartz, jaspers, and agates to many to mention captured my heart. I wanted to bring these stones to the public eye in unique sterling silver designs. Tired of repairing jewelry, gold, and silver, I knew it was time to move on. 1994 was the beginning of ConnieO’MaraDesigns. Through my designs I want the public to see other breathtaking stones lying under the Earth’s surface. Showcasing gorgeous and unique natural stones rather than rubies, diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. My stones are once in a lifetime find. Jewelry is now my passion.

Springdale, AR has been my home since 1962 and NW Arkansas is a source of inspiration. My husband and I love to walk the creeks and look for fossils. I received a BSE in Art Education from the University of Arkansas Fayetteville. I first showed my designs at the 2000 Fayetteville Fine Arts Festival. From there I went on to show my jewelry at galleries and outdoor shows with great success.