Wendy Krag O’Neil has been silversmithing since the early 90’s. Her earliest tutelage and deepest inspiration was provided by her late grandfather award winning silversmith Frederick Colby. During the summers of her college years, she apprenticed for her grandfather and studied silversmithing in Detroit. Keen to pursue this as a career, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she spent over a decade working in silver. While living in Santa Fe in the ’90s, her husband introduced her to fly fishing which quickly became a true passion. It inspired her to create a line of belt buckles and silver products that feature trout and fly fishing. From there Wendy moved in 2002 to the Berkshires MA where she creates her designs and runs her business, Krag Silversmith.
“As my hands embrace the tools that have been passed through the generations of my family, I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to carry on a family tradition.”