“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 her need to create as a profession, Alison had a career in the corporate world. Serendipity and downsizing led her to begin a new phase as a full-time student. With several scholarships and a fellowship, she traveled, studied, volunteered in the U.S. and abroad, and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College where she studied Liberal Arts.
Working in the human rights field during her second career drove Alison 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.”
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