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Passionate about beads since childhood, Allison Mays decided to give jewelry designing a try at the prompting of friends and family who loved the designs she made for herself. In 2002, allimays designs was born!
Growing up in the Adirondack region of New York, Allison enjoyed a wonderful family and fabulous friends. After high school, she attended Ithaca College in Central New York. Allison graduated in 1998 with a degree in accounting, but designing jewelry remained her passion. Currently, Allison resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband, Chris, their amazing sons Zack who is almost 9, and Quinn, who is almost 6, and their precious baby girl, Violet who turned 1 in June.

the jewelry
Using high quality gemstones and glass beads chosen very carefully, Allison creates stunning pieces of art that inspire complements and strike up conversations.
All of allimays designs pieces are 100% handcrafted and use the finest quality sterling silver findings.
Backed by a guarantee for quality, you know that you will never see someone else wearing your one-of-a-kind piece.
All of our jewelry is made to be very unique and eye-catching. We promise that it will be a conversation piece that draws many compliments.
Due to the handmade, delicate nature of our designs, occasionally a piece can break. allimays designs guarantees our products for quality, so if a piece should break due to our craftsmanship, please contact us so that you can return it and we will fix it for you right away.
Please expect slight size variations in each stone due to our use of all natural stones. Please remember that the slight size variations and imperfections resulting from the use of natural stones only help to create our one-of-a-kind pieces. Keep your jewelry in a clean, dry place such as a fabric-lined jewelry box or wrapped in a soft piece of cloth. Store pieces individually so that they do not tangle or scratch one another. Avoid bringing jewelry into contact with perfume, hairspray or harsh chemicals such as bleach or chlorine. It is best to put jewelry on last while getting dressed and to remove while washing hands, performing housework, swimming, or engaging in other strenuous activity.
Over time, silver, and even gold, will tarnish with exposure to air, chemicals, and oils in the skin; be sure to clean the jewelry properly. Pieces are best cleaned using a soft cotton cloth or felt with mild, non-abrasive soap and warm water. Be very careful not to dislodge any stones or wires since they are so delicate. Rinse pieces thoroughly and allow to air dry completely before storing. When washing necklaces, be careful not to get the stringing materials wet (eg: silk thread or jeweler's wire). For best results, clean pieces periodically and handle with care! Note: Do not use tissue paper or paper towel for cleaning, as their fibers can result in scratching. Be cautious if using commercial cleaners, as many can cause damage to certain semi-precious stones. Remember this jewelry is fragile and should be handled with care at all times!

Our site is currently under construction as we strive to make it better and better! Soon, you will be able to select jewelry for purchase online.

We also specialize in custom made designs.
Please contact us to discuss!

testimonials:
"allimays designs designed my bridal jewelry and I couldn't have been more pleased! Allison made sure that the jewelry was exactly what I was looking for and she worked within my budget to find the perfect design! My bridesmaids were so happy and they all looked beautiful at the wedding!"
-Jenna M.

"I LOVE this jewelry! It is so unique and beautiful! I love knowing that it is completely one-of-a-kind. It is very high quality and I constantly get compliments!"
-Susan C.

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