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 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 returning to the Midwest to start and raise her family, Maggie staying and raising her family in the suburbs outside of Manhattan. The juxtaposition of organic versus man-made is common theme in Maggie's day-to-day life, leaving the quaint river bluffs of the suburbs for the towering and hustling jewelry district. Organic and grown versus constructed and manipulated has been a boundless source of inspiration for the bespoke pieces designed and made by Alice & Chains Jewelry. Beyond her formal training in jewelry design and fabrication at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Maggie further developed her skills under the guidance of Justin Giunta of Subversive Jewelry. Currently residing in the Houston Heights with her husband, spunky daughter, and food-obsessed miniature dachshund.
While residing in Dobbs Ferry, NY Maggie became a community leader and business ambassador through her work as a founding member and President of the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. Believing that real world experience is one of the best teachers Maggie provided teachable moments through internships with students ranging from Mercy College to the local junior high. Maggie also assisted the Leadership Committee for Lifestyle Westchester and wrote for her own hyper-local blog The Jogging Jeweler to combat pedestrian safety issues in 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.