I grew up under the watch of large, mysterious abstract canvases painted in ethereal, alluring color combinations like aubergine and golden flax, sienna and cerulean. The smell of oil paint and the tacky feel of the a drying palette piqued my senses. These are the nostalgic touch points of my childhood.
My father was a fine artist and our cedar-paneled basement was where he spun his art. Burlap paint-stained cloths thrown over card tables, a dark-wood easel, and makeshift repurposed finds furnished this space that I now recall so fondly.
It took many years – 30-some – for the creativity he passed on to me, to manifest in what is now my alter ego: Alison Blair Studio Metal Works. My father’s mantra: “The key to beauty is simplicity” guides my hand as I etch, saw, solder, and form metal into unique and lovely jewelry designs and accessories. Mountain necklaces, whimsical dog-themed accessories, geometric earrings, and sometimes slightly-political statement pieces are just a sampling of what you’ll find when you visit my booth – a space that recalls my father’s studio of my childhood, with beetle-kill tables and stained wood boxes and handmade displays.
Small, delicate designs fashioned in sterling silver or 14KT gold, are created to capture a moment, a place, or a feeling – one that will emotionally connect with its wearer. Alison Blair Studio reflects what is unique to its owner. Beautiful art, like beautiful people, doesn’t have to scream out for attention, it just is. Simply.
Thank you for shopping Alison Blair Studio jewelry designs--Jewelry to Live In! We are happy to customize your order for all non-sale items. If you would like a necklace length adjusted within a few inches, we would love to make you happy at no additional cost. Please just let us know your preferences. Other customizations, including engraving when possible, are welcome but may require additional fees depending on the request. All custom orders are non-returnable.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES:
Typically handmade items with natural gemstones will vary slightly from the photos, as each natural stone is unique in color, size, and variegation; and jewelry lengths may range within a 1/4 to 1/2". Please review our photos and descriptions carefully so that you feel comfortable with your purchase.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 3 days of receipt of your item so that we can discuss refund or exchange of non-sale items. We prefer not to have items returned but our goal is complete customer satisfaction so we are open to discussing options. In the case of a return, shipping is the buyers responsibility.
If we mutually decide upon a refund, the item must be shipped back within 4 business days of initial receipt, and should be packed well and returned in the condition in which it was originally shipped.
Via USPS first class or USPS Priority with delivery confirmation. Our goal is to ship all items within 1-2 weeks of payment. If you need your purchased item sooner, please let us know as we will do our best to expedite production and shipping. All additional shipping fees will be passed along to the buyer.
Insurance is typically not included in our shipping costs, but if you have received an item that is broken please notify us within 24 hours of receipt of item so that we can assess the situation and resolve it as quickly as possible. If you would like your item insured, we can do so, with additional fees passed along to the buyer.
Our shipping options apply to shipping within the United States. We can ship internationally, via USPS International, and will assess the additional costs when you contact us with an inquiry. All additional international fees will be passed along to the buyer.
ADDITIONAL POLICIES & FAQs:
Guarantee: All of my work is guaranteed for full repair or replacement for six months after your purchase, at no cost to you.
After six months I will repair or replace your item at a reasonable cost to you, to be determined after I have evaluated to nature of the problem. In most cases you will be able to send me a picture and I will be able to let you know the cost of the repair. Buyer pays all shipping cost.