Alice & Chains Jewelry is a name that bonds the memory, support, and appreciation for two grandmothers named Alice with the love of creativity and jewelry. Alice was a believer and constant supporter of creativity - always leading Maggie off on some adventure, placing a paint brush, a pair of scissors, art pencils, or some craft idea into her busy little hands.
Maggie unknowingly followed in Alice's footsteps, both left the wide-open spaces of a Midwest farm for the bright city lights of New York City. Alice returned to the Midwest after two years to start and raise her family, while Maggie stayed for 10 years, starting and raising her family just outside of Manhattan.
Beyond her formal training in jewelry design and fabrication at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Maggie further developed her passion and skills under the guidance of Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry, Tory Burch, and Alexis Bittar.
While residing in Dobbs Ferry, NY Maggie became a community leader and business ambassador through her work as the Founder and President of the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. Believing that real world experience is one of the best teachers, Maggie provided local college and high school students hands-on experience through The Rivertowns Chamber and Alice & Chains Jewelry. Maggie was also a member of the Leadership Committee for Lifestyle Westchester. Taping Live and recorded Foodie Shows with local business owners, collecting and distributing donations with a local Toy drive, planning and hosting a Veteran's Event, and establishing Lifestyle Westchester's first networking event.
An avid runner that pushed her daughter in a jogging stroller nearly escaped a collision with a moving vehicle. This experience pushed her to develop her own hyper-local blog, The Jogging Jeweler. While running she wore Go-Pro to record the first-hand experience of pedestrians in the Rivertowns. The blog raised awareness with local residents, provided documentation, developed local groups and conversations which ultimately pushed the local municipalities to enhance pedestrian safety throughout the Rivertowns of New York.
In the moments not taken up by motherhood or jewelry Maggie enjoys staying fit by running, or cycling and on the rare occasion can be found behind her camera taking photos of her family's adventures locally and abroad. She welcomes all the adventures Houston and Texas have to offer.