Alice & Chains Jewelry exists because two women, both named Alice, existed unknowingly, as parallel lines until one day their lineage crossed paths and found their commonality and love. 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.
Exhausted by bickering and the choking Illinois humidity, Alice piled us into the backseat of her denim blue Buick. Windows down she kicked up clouds of dust along tree-lined dirt roads she once road her horse and buggy down. Pulling over, she climbed out and marched her three sweaty, now quiet grandchildren through shoulder-high-grass and straight into the shallow wide bend of a creek hidden beneath the road. Hours were passed flitting between the shadows of giant limbs, the sun bouncing off the water while we splashed and shrieked with delight in chasing minnows. Joyful shrill, shrieks only silenced with the sharp smack of one rock against another; we'd stop, look at Alice with her shoes off and pants rolled up, holding out to us a rock split open glistening like the sun on water...it was a geode.
Maggie unknowingly followed in Alice's footsteps, leaving the wide-open spaces of a Midwest farm for the bright city lights of New York City. The juxtaposition of organic versus man-made is a boundless source of inspiration for the bespoke pieces 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 New York with her husband, spunky daughter, and food-obsessed miniature dachshund, Maggie is an active runner and enjoys assisting her community through the local Dobbs Ferry Chamber of Commerce.