Silversmith & Handcrafted Fine Jewelry
Sherri Bloomer lives in Arnold in a mountain community that inspires her daily. Many of her designs are inspired by nature and the beauty found in our world. See her online offerings, too, at
Shiny Sparkly Things
Rings and more rings! Sherri started making jewelry in 5 th grade in Farmer, Ohio. She was an avid rockhound and was thrilled to get a rock tumbler for Christmas. She immediately began selling jewelry at school, immediately got in trouble, and undaunted, started smuggling it in an old hollowed out book to get around those pesky rules. Right after high school, she worked her way up to be a store manager for Zales Jewelers. It was the 80’s, during the grand days of “Dynasty” and “Dallas”, big hair, and *flashy* jewelry. She stayed there for 10 years and LOVED helping people pick out their wedding rings and gifts! It was always SO easy and fun to sell jewelry. At the same time, she also *yearned* to be at the jewelry bench. She REALLY loved watching her jeweler work, always had lots of questions for him, and soon learned many of the easier techniques to do herself in their backroom studio. After Zales, she went to college, and eventually earned a Masters Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (surprised the heck out of her, too!). She now works for drug companies, managing clinical trial data by day and continues her jewelry making at night and on weekends. Eight years ago, she started dreaming ALL THE TIME about her old jewelry store!!! The dreams were *persistent* and wouldn’t leave her alone. It wasn’t long before she took the plunge and started her own resale business. She catered to belly dancers and stage performers as she had been a bellydancer for about 20 years at that time. This business focused on imported, flashy (aka gawdy as heck) rhinestone jewelry for performers. Almost immediately, she started making jewelry again (of course, it is *impossible* to stay away) and is now looking forward to the day she can retire from her day job and just make jewelry! She has been silversmithing for a number of years and gleefully collects tools and stones! She and her husband live in Arnold, and they are both makers: Sherri makes jewelry while her DH makes animatronic Halloween decorations! They are supervised by their kittens, Cricket and Pippi. IF you’ve made it this far in her self-admitted rambling story, ask her sometime about what is was like to live at a casino with her husband, an elephant trainer, in the elephant barn for 17 years with Bertha and Angel, the casino’s 2 elephants, and a whole bunch of other critters as they are huge animal lovers!!! YES, this is ALL verifiable!! She professes to live a blessed and VERY interesting life that is full of love and laughter!!!