About Alexis Laurel

Alexis has dedicated herself to a life of creative vision and innovative design.  She enjoys the process of hand carving each jewelry piece, using one of a kind gems and recycled solid metals.  Her jewelry represents a unique meditative journey towards creative enlightenment.

Alexis studied painting, sculptural design, and footwear at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alexis began her career designing accessories and fashion footwear.  As a design director for global brands, she traveled to factories around the world to source materials and develop product. 

During her travels Alexis observed the production practices of large fashion brands, and decided there was a more meaningful way to make accessories.  A way that valued the people who made the product and the environment that provided the materials.

Alexis founded her own jewelry brand to make meaningful objects using ethical sourcing and natural sustainable solid materials.  She handcrafts each piece of jewelry at her own bench. Alexis Laurel Jewelry is made to be worn every day, and to be passed down for generations.

Splash Collection

For the Splash Collection, Alexis finds treasures and surrounds them with solid molten silver and gold.  The Collection draws inspiration from the beautiful blue-green lake in Michigan that Alexis grew up on. Alexis spent her summers on the lake collecting minerals, antiques and various other treasures to add to her family’s heirloom jewelry. 


The Process

Alexis was inspired and driven to expand her artistic practices into the ancient disciplines of metalsmithing, and wax carving.

Taking a moment to reflect upon the powers of gemstones and minerals feels like one of life’s magical moments. She aims to sculpt an tiny object that capture the feeling of the exact moment in which each treasure was found, effortlessly supported by the natural elements. Utilizing organic shaped minerals and stones along with masterly techniques allows the jewelry to bare an elemental quality that is rich in tradition. 

Keeping the powers close is essential to approaching a positive spiritual life; that is key to the constant evolutionary process we all share.  Preserve your treasures carefully for the next.


STONE POWERS

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AMETHYST

"powerful and protective"

Aids in transmitting energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm.
Increased nobility. Spiritual awareness. Inner peace and healing body mind and soul. Meditation. Balance. Stress relief and communication

AQUAMARINE

“fearlessness and protection”

It helps one be better in communion with an inner tranquility, and is known for its ability to calm nervous tension as it is calming and soothing.  

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BLACK ONYX

“quiets the mind”

A powerful protection stone, black onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy.

Citrine

“attractor”

Energizing, and highly creative, and imparts a flexibility and openness to new experiences.

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FIRE OPAL

“spontaneous action”

Initiates new ideas. Stimulates enthusiasm.

 

FLUORITE

"genius"

Makes one more receptive to the power of other stones. Increases concentration and aids in decision making.  

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GREEN CHRYSOPRASE

“divine truth”

Promotes joy and happiness while healing the heart if energies of depression and anxiety. Attracts new love and prosperity.

freshwater pearl

"personal integrity”

Calmness and centeredness, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity.

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JASPER

“nurturing”

Gentleness, comfort, and relaxation. Make-up stone. Can bring beauty inside and out.  

 

LAPIS

"wisdom and truth"

Stimulating wisdom and good judgement in the practical world.

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White Chalcedony

"mystical"

Absorbs negative energy and dissipates it. Instills generosity, harmonizes mind, body and spirit.

 

MOONSTONE

"enhanced inspiration"

Most powerful at a full moon. Brings success in love and business. Offers protection on land and sea.

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Snowflake Obsidian

"purity”

balance to body, mind and spirit. helps one keep centered and focused.

OPAL

“creative forces”

Stone of inspiration and love. Enhanced memory and decreased confusion.

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QUARTZ

"master healer"

Amplifies energy and thought. As well as the effects of other stones. It accompanies.
Harmony. Healing. Clarity and calmness.

ROSE QUARTZ

"unconditional love"

Compassion and peace. Tenderness and healing. Personal fulfillment and contentment.

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RUTILATED QUARTZ

“energy mover”

Attracts love and stabilizes relationships.
Relieves loneliness and lifts guilt.  

TIGERS EYE

"grounding"

Stimulates taking action and aids in clear decision making. Harmony and balance. Helps release fear and anxiety.

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TURQUOISE

"truthful communication"

Travel protection, helps to relieve anxiety.

ZOISITE

“energizing”

Enhances creativity, natural detoxifier.

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