Alica Bischoff was born and raised in Virginia where she met her wonderful husband and had two darling, copper topped children. The family currently resides in Northern Alabama where she was able to become a stay-at-home mom and thus begin her desire to turn her hobby of making jewelry into a business.
In 1992, Alica became a member of the Gem and Mineral Society of the Virginia Peninsula after speaking with a local private jewelry store owner about some rocks she sifted for at a tourist stop in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. The gentleman invited her to join the local gem club of which he and his family were members. This is where she learned faceting from a fellow member. Shortly after, she taught herself to create hand-knotted necklaces. Fast forward to 2010 and she added a new skill to her toolbox: wire jewelry. This gave her the ability to showcase the gems she has faceted over the years by setting them in simple, basket style settings and linking them to her own wire jewelry creations. Her other favorite materials are natural gemstone beads (including organics like pearls and shells) and Swarovski crystals and pearls.
Please take a few moments to browse the website and her creations as well as her page on Facebook. Alica firmly believes that no one should ever settle for the ordinary.
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