Alison Oman
Alison Oman
Alison Oman came to Idaho in 1984 with a college background in photography and printmaking, and a love of creating stories in pictures. She joined the Palouse Hills Weavers Guild where she learned to create her ‘pictures’ in tapestry. In 1987 a chance course in tapestry that incorporated glass beads, gave her an exciting new challenge and beading on a loom became the focus of her work. For the past twenty years weaving with beads of all types and textures - glass, ceramic, and metal — has been Alison’s passion. She is fascinated by the physical process of loom weaving to create "stories” of wearable art that can be worn as jewelry, or accessories, or incorporated into articles of clothing. Every piece is an original expression of her life’s journey.

The amulet bags that feature in her work were traditionally used to carry charms or protective talismans and generally worn at heart level. In Native American tradition they have been used to hold herbs or small objects that could bring good luck or provide protection, such as keys, gems, coins, a picture, a lock of hair, etc.

Alison enjoys expressing everyday experiences like places she’s visited, paintings she’s admired and animals she’s loved, and also likes to portray the unexpected.
Look Who Always Comes to the Picnic
Look Who Always Comes to the Picnic
Amulet bag woven on a loom in Delica beads and decorated with fruit and veggie hand-blown glass beads....plus a few resident ants! Necklace and bracelet may be purchased separately, necklace $399, bracelet $285. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: necklace and bracelet
Price: $684.00

  
Nowhere To Hide
Nowhere To Hide
Amulet bag, featuring an owl, woven on a loom in Delica beads, with the prey, a small mouse, hidden in the fringe. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $245.00

  
Bear and the Buffalo
Bear and the Buffalo
Amulet bag woven on a bead loom featuring a Native American bear design on one side and a buffalo design on the other. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $245.00

  
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman
Amulet bag woven on beadloom in Delica beads, with the figure in gold. Beautiful blown glass female figure is hidden in the fringe. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $199.00

  
Moana Loa Volcano
Moana Loa Volcano
Amulet bag woven on bead loom in Delica beads. Fringe includes glass, silver and lava beads from the island of Hawaii. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $185.00

  
Sit! Beaded Amulet Bag
Sit! Beaded Amulet Bag
A beaded amulet bag designed and woven after meeting a good friend''''s beautiful black lab. Woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $165.00

  
Appaloosa in White
Appaloosa in White
Amulet bag woven on a bead loom in Delica beads featuring galloping appaloosa horse. Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $155.00

  
Damask in White
Damask in White
Amulet bag woven on bead loom with Delica beads. Damask design is hidden in plain sight in shades of white! Designed and woven by Alison Oman.

Size: Amulet bag necklace
Price: $145.00

  
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CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


 
 
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