OCOdesignsJewelry is drawn from the innate style and strength of designer, Ololade Olamigoke. Each collection of jewelry is inspired by the dichotomy existing between elements organic and industrial by nature. Ololade layers these elements to create visually impactful statements that stand apart from designs in the jewelry market. There is an underlying sense of strength within each statement necklace that resonates with both male and female admirers. With such blurred lines of attraction some necklaces are considered unisex, allowing for our male and female Clients to make it their own.
OCOdesignsJewelry is characterized as “mobile artwork” handmade in Los Angeles with focus on organic elements of bone and stone beads created by Artisans in West Africa. The individual components are handmade by the Artisans who carve out the bone and stone beads and adorn them with either hand painted or batik dyed designs. Making each bead a work of art on its own, with no two being identical.
The industrial element of focus, the hardware, also has a story of it’s own. These consist of vintage finds from Ololade’s global travels to pieces found in the most unexpected treasure chests, to custom-made pieces.
We value the organic nature of the elements that make up OCOdesignsJewelry and intentionally strive to reserve this quality, the variations found on the materials used are by no means considered defects.