Thank you for your interest in my jewelry designs! I am inspired by courage, kindness, leaps of faith, passion and beauty. I am self-taught and am driven to create. The process of coming up with new designs is what keeps me excited about what I do. The ideas for my original designs come from within, sometimes in complete picture-images and often in unexpected detours. My jewelry is created only by me with gemstones, pearls and the highest quality sterling silver.
Prior to recognizing my need to create as a profession, I had a career in the corporate world. Serendipity and downsizing led me to begin a new phase as a full-time student. With several scholarships and a fellowship, I traveled, studied and volunteered in the U.S. and abroad. I graduated from Mt. Holyoke College where I studied Liberal Arts.
Working in the human rights field during my second career drove me back into the creative process as an outlet that manifested into something more. Alison Designs was formed in 2000 in Connecticut.
Many of my pieces are one of a kind and I make each one of them lovingly. My work can be found in galleries, museum shops and boutiques as well as my best friends’ jewelry boxes.