North Carolina jewelry designer, Alice Scott, began making jewelry at the young age of 6 years old, painting pumpkin faces on brooches to sell during Halloween. From that moment on she was hooked, attending the Rhode Island School of Design for Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Honing her techniques, she studied cultures from around the world implementing their symbols into her own creations, thus Symbology by Alice Scott was born.
The grant sponsor, Halstead, is one of North America’s leading distributors of jewelry supplies. The firm is celebrating their 41st anniversary this year. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, tools and metals for jewelry artists.