Sustainable Jewelry meets Sustainable Living
I’m Alysha -- the owner and creator behind Alysha Whitfield Jewelry & Bee.Jeweled.Coop.
My jewelry collections are inspired by our unique life stories and made for those who wish to express their own story through the art of fine jewelry.
The romantic vintage styles of architecture, furniture, and décor, along with the beauty of nature and the earth's natural gems, serve as my source of inspiration. I am also an advocate of sustainable living and micro-homesteading; which led me to create a lifestyle that I share through Bee.Jeweled.Coop.
Jewelry is made to honor our strengths, commitments, achievements and memories. It is made to wear as a symbol to represent your journey. And it represents mine as well.
I grew up on a horse farm in rural Wisconsin with fond memories of riding my bike down the road to the "rock pile". This old construction dirt site had mountains of rocks. (I’m not kidding, the piles were as big as a two story house!) I spent hours digging through them to find the prettiest quartz stones and the most unusual fossils. I saved the best ones in my Quaker Oats container; which I still have today!
Just like a ring, my appreciation for rocks, crystals and fossils has come full circle. My young son loves rocks. He’s fascinated by the shapes and colors, and will spend hours outside picking the best ones for his own collection. So, of course, it seemed entirely appropriate to store them in his very own oats container.
I can be your virtual custom jeweler!
Over the last 13 years, I've developed a unique system that allows me to design jewelry without you ever having to leave your home. My clients come from all over the world and I work closely with them to bring their dream designs to life.
In my studio, I have the ability to hand fabricate jewelry if you are seeking a truly handmade piece. My expertise in traditional jewelry-making techniques ensures that every detail of the piece is carefully crafted to perfection. Alternatively, I can use my sophisticated computer software to design your jewelry when precision, detail, and predictability are top priority. The combination of traditional techniques and modern technology allows me to create stunning pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind.
While I can create all forms of jewelry, I am highly specialized in creating engagement rings and Mother’s rings. These pieces are not just beautiful; they are also incredibly sentimental. They are the pieces of jewelry that you wear the most; the pieces you never take off. Rings are memories frozen in time, symbols of trust, loyalty, and love. They are powerful symbols that speak volumes about who you are and what you value.
So whether you are looking for a custom engagement ring, a unique wedding band, or a special piece of jewelry to celebrate a milestone or occasion, I am here to help. With my expertise and passion for design, I am committed to creating beautiful, meaningful pieces that you will cherish for a lifetime.
My goal is to establish a connection between sustainable jewelry making and micro-homesteading. As someone whose inspired by nature and deeply values the principles of sustainability, I strongly believe that these two concepts complement each other beautifully.
Micro-homesteading is a lifestyle that focuses on self-sufficiency and living off the land on a small scale. It involves growing your own food, raising animals, and reducing your reliance on external resources. Sustainable jewelry making can be seen as an extension of this lifestyle, as it often involves using natural materials such as recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. By creating jewelry in a sustainable way, we can reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry while also supporting local artisans and communities.
As a sustainable jewelry maker, I strive to create pieces that are not only beautiful but also eco-friendly and socially responsible. By embracing the principles of micro-homesteading, I hope to make a positive impact on the world and inspire others to do the same.