Alicia of Alicia’s Designs is a Toronto-based jewellery artist specializing in wire wrapped gemstone pieces. Self taught, Alicia says she’s always been a creative person but fell in love with jewellery making soon after trying it. She began Alicia’s Designs in her last year of high school, and started wire wrapping a few years later in 2015. In the beginning she says it was more of a hobby, but quickly became a full-fledged business.
We are free spirited family, obsessed with Semi-Precious stones & our own private essential oil label – Jewel of the Lotus. Passion drives us, and our passion comes from a place of love.
We know that we have the freedom to choose our thoughts and intentions, and we are proud of our journey. We surround ourselves with a supportive tribe, our family (which includes furbabies!).
JAM Designs was born in 2018, by a Thought, to have a healing tool to take with you every day. As we collectively have the freedom to choose our thoughts and intentions, we can collectively manifest our highest intentions through our own practices, then with the transformational journey for you to bloom, with the world being healed through us.
When I began sourcing out where to find crystals, I was heartbroken to find out how miners in many countries are treated unethically. I also learned of the adverse environmental effects that mining for crystals was having on local mining communities. I decided that if I was going to sell crystals that I would be dedicated to making sure that I sourced these beautiful treasures from ethically and environmentally sustainable mines. What is the point of having a crystal that is supposed to elevate your energy when the energy in which it was mined either betrayed the earth it came from or the rights of the worker who mined it.
All of my designs are inspired by mantras, which are quotes from some of my most favourite books and each collection (jewelry season) is inspired by the book those quotes come from. I began with Alice in Wonderland (which is where my flamingo logo comes from) and and I just finished off The Alchemist for my Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Each collection has cohesive elements from the novel. For example, Alice in Wonderland was filled with light, innocent and loving stones like Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Chrysocholla, Citrine, Amethyst with accent elements like hearts, teapots and charms with other whimsical elements. The Alchemist was filled with circular elements and tassels to compliment the plot of the novel with warm, adventurous stones like Sunstone, Turquoise, Citrine, Labradorite and Amazonite.