WeatherVain Jewelry is the artistic culmination of two of Pamela Wright’s great loves…. meteorology and unique accessories. With over 20 years of experience delivering weather forecasts in front of cameras, the only thing Pamela appreciates more than an accurate computer model (and good lighting, let’s be honest), is a piece of jewelry that pops… on-screen and off! In 2014, Pamela put her passions together and she’s been swept up in a storm of creativity ever since.
Pamela’s television news career began at WCSC-TV, in her hometown of Charleston, SC. She went on to study meteorology and work on-air, as a forecaster, feature reporter and talk show host, for WLUK in Green Bay, WSVN and WFOR in Miami and KCBS in Los Angeles; serving as a fill-in Meteorologist on the CBS national morning news program, “The Early Show”.
After moving to Asheville, NC and taking a few years away from TV to focus on raising her children and embracing her more artistic side, Pamela returned to broadcasting as a Meteorologist for WYFF in Greenville, SC. Needing TV-appropriate jewelry once again, she combined her longtime hobby with her deep knowledge of meteorology and began making weather-themed pieces for herself. Viewers often inquired about the jewelry she was wearing, but the idea of selling her creations didn’t strike until a deer did! It struck her car to be exact, during a 2AM drive to the television station. Pamela credits that jarring accident with helping her see the gift and opportunity merging her two worlds would provide. The name “WeatherVain” came as the answer to a prayer and she has never looked back.
Pamela uses vibrant, natural stones, glass, and crystals, along with mixed and fine metals in her work. With help from an Asheville artist who specializes in transforming scrap metal (Skrapmonkey – Mark Schieferstein) WeatherVain also has a line made from salvaged and recycled umbrellas. Pamela works from her home studio in Asheville. Rain or shine.