OIGI Jewelry Design
Amie Preston hand forges unique silver USA made jewelry—”wearable art that speaks to the heart.” When she discovered her fascination with metalworking she had just started her twentieth year 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, and it was life changing. Amie said, “O-I-Get-It!” and found her passion and what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
After several years of instruction and planning she left the corporate world and is now living 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 or an epiphany when you feel you’ve found what you want to do, what you’re meant to do,” says Preston. “Some only have to put their hand to forehead, others need a gentle tap and others…well, you get it. Sometimes it takes a big push to change directions, and the ‘it’s worth it!’ moment.”