About the OCS
I have a feeling you love jewelry, coordinating accessories, and surprise’s ... which means we are going to be best friends.
The OCS is an online jewelry and accessory store based in Manistee, Michigan. I love creating and cultivating elements that will help you take your style from everyday simple to special occasion elegance with ease. I also love surprises and helping my artist friends grow their businesses. You will find featured artists in our online store and yes you can order from them too.
Our selection of jewelry consists mainly of exclusive collections designed and handmade at our Manistee Michigan studio. We have also sprinkled in a handful of carefully curated pieces that I have fallen in love with and wanted to share with you.
Thanks to the encouragement from my friend Roxy of “Roxy’s Rocks” I started creating my own jewelry designs. Like many people I have a sensitively to metals, so I really wanted to be able to control the materials and quality of each piece I create for you to wear. Most of my designs are crafted with hypoallergenic, nickel free and lead free metals, Swarovski crystals, and natural stones.
Our team works very closely together to make the ocs tick – that’s because there’s only TWO of us! Wait… make that six of us, because our fur babies keep a paw in the mix at all times. (At least while they are awake). Oh… plus an artist friend or two.
Cathy has her hands in literally every part of the business, while David is our shipping and fulfillment department. Plus David is also a woodworking artist.
Coffee or tea
A smooth blend with a lot
of French Vanilla Creamer
Continuing Life Lessons Learning
(You know everyday living)
Staying in my PJ’s until 10 am
Makes you happy
My fur babies
Not really, maybe napping
My husband can still make me blush
CEO Shipping CEO
Coffee or tea
either Snow throwing
or mowing the Lawn
I love cooking
The OCS started as “Our Creations & Styles” in the 80’s. Our Creations & Styles was the brain child of my Dad as a way for my Mom and me to sell our crochet and other crafts at craft shows.
On October 31, 2016, Our Creations & Styles turned into a brick n mortar Plus size fashion store with a partner who had this same goal on her bucket list. Our opening day and ribbon cutting was on March 17, 2017.
I found that I loved being able to help our customers find their confidence building style. I loved watching their heads come up, their shoulders, and their backs straighten up. That special smile spread across their face and emerge from their eyes. I was so honored to see them get all the feels and bloom right before me.
Sadly, our closing day was January 31, 2019. How was I going to continue to help my customers get all the feels and confidence? Fortunately, during the brick n mortar time I found Renae Christine, and Architect-the ultimate build your own handmade business website. She gave me and gives me all the feels. My confidence is blooming and from the ashes of Our Creations & Styles comes the OCS. This is how I will continue to help my customers.
I’ve always loved jewelry, and coordinating accessories. I believe they do so much for you and your confidence. The jewelry you wear with your outfit can drastically change how it looks, and change how you feel about yourself.
This next year I will be building, sculpting, and molding the OCS into the business of my dreams. Sit down, buckle in, relax, and enjoy the ride with us.
Big Hugs to you,