Our mantra:

Be true to who you are and your life will miraculously unfold in front of you.


 Be true to who you are and your life will unfold miraculously in front of you. 

We all have a little voice in our head that urges us to diverge off-course, to try something new. Many times, we choose to ignore it in favor of the path that is comfortable, the path that is all-knowing and well worn. But it is these little diversions that take us--if we let them--to the most unexpected, wonderful places.

That little voice spoke to me nearly two decades ago, urging me to make my way into a local bead store. I didn't have time, but the store lured me with its floor-to-ceiling inventory of colorful baubles and beads.

I left with an armful of supplies and spent a wintry afternoon making necklaces and bracelets for friends. It didn't take long before I was hooked. It didn't take long before this addiction became my passion,then a part time business and then a full time one!  I am proud that our company continues to grow and that we are a women-owned business with a talented team of women designers.

Original Hardware's mantra is simple: be true to who you are and your life will unfold miraculously in front of you. I believe that our designs reflect that philosophy. That's why our handcrafted jewelry is designed for the journey--your journey--wherever it may take you. 

From the hand-forged silver pendants to the contemporary designs crafted by our own hands, we know that the little details do make a difference. Original Hardware chooses only high-quality materials and semi-precious gemstones and we prefer handcrafted components made by skilled artisans from around the world. We use ethically sourced materials and 100% recycled sterling silver. We have made the conscious choice to create our designs entirely in the U.S., where we have control over how it's made and who makes it. We aim to tread lightly on the planet, ensuring that we follow best practices for environmentally-friendly jewelry making techniques.  

Original Hardware is a fast-growing brand with a presence in many high-end boutiques and galleries nationwide as well as the Arhaus Jewels and Sundance catalogs.

Our journey has taken us on an amazing ride, and each day we feel truly blessed to create pieces that symbolize the important milestones in your journey.


Thank you.
Carrie Schafer
Artisan Jeweler and Owner
Original Hardware