"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." -Joseph Campbell
My name is Alison, the Jeweler/Owner of Alison Kelley Designs. I'm a one-woman show taking care of every aspect of my business and I work on each and every piece.
I am a self-taught bench jeweler. I have been making jewelry for over 20 years, and with the support and encouragement of my family and friends, I turned one of my life’s passions into a business and officially founded Alison Kelley Designs in January 2007.
I was born on the island of Malta located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. When I was six years old my immediate family and I moved to San Jose, California and I now currently live in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado with my husband and three sons.
I have always been creative, tinkering with this and that but jewelry making captured my heart and is my restorative creative outlet. As a self-taught jewelry artisan, I love experimenting with different materials, shapes, and textures. I love learning new ways to expand my jewelry-making skills. Color is everything to me and I continuously add new colors to my jewelry designs. When it comes to color, you could say I like the whole box of crayons!
My passion for jewelry began as a child. I remember looking through my mother’s jewelry box with her and with each piece I pulled out she had a story to tell. Jewelry is so personal and meaningful to it’s recipient and it’s giver.
It is very fulfilling to know that my wares are given as gifts or that someday they may be passed down; this fuels my desire to create. My goal is to offer you beautiful handcrafted pieces of jewelry that are unique as they are beautiful.
Thank you for your support, and I hope you will cherish my little treasures as much as I enjoy making them.
Over the last few years I have progressively been working on learning new metalworking techniques. I am continuously on the look out to keep learning everything I can so that I can offer you more choices. My latest endeavor is engraving, metal etching, and electro plating. Stay tuned as you will see many of these new endeavors I am learning used in new jewelry designs.