About Alison Wonderland Jewelry

Alison Wonderland Jewelry makes unique, handmade jewelry that are each small stories. I like to call it "narrative jewelry," which to me means wearable significance, meaning, insight. The jewelry I make commemorates and communicates something significant: about you, about the world, about life.  Sometimes this message is funny, sometimes it's irreverent -- but it’s always witty and beautiful. The guiding principle of Alison Wonderland Jewelry was articulated by the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland: "everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it."

When you wear a piece of Alison Wonderland Jewelry, or you give it as a gift, you feel more connected and in touch with your own eloquence and creative capacities.

Every piece of Alison Wonderland Jewelry is designed and handmade by me, Alison Stein. Here I am, thinking deep thoughts while simultaneously trying not to furrow my brow:
Alison Stein of Alison Wonderland Jewelry
I'm a lifelong New Yorker who spent a very loooooong long time making a living as a travel writer, essayist and journalist. This definitely sharpened my eye for life's many ironies, attuned my ears to quotable language, and afforded me a well-stocked mind.  I secretly think of my jewelry as three-dimensional essays, and bring an essayist's sensibility to my jewelry work. 

 

Because I freely mix metalwork and natural stones with recycled and alternative materials, I've been told this jewelry style is described as "boho," so if it makes you happy to think of this as bohemian jewelry, I'm okay with that. 

I like authentic communication, and I like the way honesty often makes you laugh, because it's just so unexpected. This means my jewelry sometimes contains profanity, curse words, expletives. If you're easily offended, think of Alison Wonderland Jewelry as exposure therapy.

  (And grow the fuck up.) (Kidding!) (Sort of.)
 

Some details:

* My studio is in DUMBO, Brooklyn, where I'm part of the Alloy Studio Collective. DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. I'm quite literally looking at the Manhattan Bridge overpass from my studio window. You can come visit me if you'd like. But by appointment only.

This here is a photo from my first bench space, which I rented in Greenpoint from lovely Macha Jewelry. I'm leaving the photo here because I like it. And you probably know what the Manhattan Bridge looks like.

Sunset from Greenpoint, Brooklyn

*You can email me at alisonwonderlandjewelry at gmail.com.

*I blog about the creative life, running a creative business, and other things that cross my mind at Very Curious Mind. (Established 2005!)

*Photographs of the design process, life in general, and my cats are at Instagram.

*Many things I love are on Pinterest.

*And then of course there's Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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