MEET ME. Alex. The Violet Gray adoring Mother-bear.


AlexandraOlsen, Violet Gray Design, Jewellery, Design


Hello! I am Alex. And welcome to my space, “From My Two Hands”.

I am the dreamer/founder/creator/social media lady/packaging guru/office junior/silver polisher/ market stall operator… You get the picture.  I am Violet Gray and Violet Gray is I and if it wasn’t already my nieces name, perhaps I would even consider stealing it.


Basically everything that comes from Violet Gray right now is from my two hands.  And wow, they are 10 very busy little fingers partnered with an inspiration-filled swollen brain.

But why I created this space, although my theme is a little wishy-washy right now, is to step out from behind Violet Gray where on a daily basis, you all share so much about yourselves with me, and actually share more of me, with you.


Maybe this blog is even a way to rediscover the Alex outside of the Jewellery world.  You know when you love something so much that it just totally consumes you, to the point where you lose you? Yes.  That is I.  But, there is another side to Alex.  A few harmless facts about the other woman: she loves to travel, has the word ‘maktub’ tattooed in her little sisters handwriting on her left foot, comes from an unconventional family, is terrible with responding to text messages, has a fear of flying birds (at her head), is obsessed with eating carrots, loves being barefoot, worked at Channel 9, lived in Turkey on a yacht, owns a beautiful Portuguese guitar but cannot play it (yet) and she loves exercising, whether it be yoga or an early morning run.


When thinking about writing this blog, the phrase “all smoke and mirrors” kept ringing through my ears.  And I guess, what I hope for this space to become is one of honestly.  Not one where I only show glamorous photographs of myself and portray the everything in Alexandra Olsen’s world is amazing, all of the time.  I mean yes, I do believe in the power of positivity, the power of kindness and that what we think and feel, really does shape our realities.  But by the same token, we all have a story.  We all have struggles, insecurities, moments where we host a pity party and I hope that through being more raw and vulnerable myself, it will make you realize that we are ALL the same.  May it bring more connection, encouragement, less comparison and only strengthen the Violet Gray community


I am as excited about this little space as much as I am resisting it.  But as life is the yin yang, so is all that comes with that and I have learnt in my journey so far that it is the things that we resist the most, that become the experiences that we grow from in the most profound, beautiful ways.  Sometimes you just need to take on that resistance and push through.


Follow me as I attempt to fear bust a few personal beliefs, share stories, aim to inspire, teach you about crystals, about my jewellery and basically, just write it all out.


As these two hands sign off, see you next time!

Founder & Dreamer, Violet Gray

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  • Jo

    December 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Oh darling its so beautiful!! I love that you have the word maktub tattooed. and so it is written. beautiful. xxxxx

    • Alex

      January 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

      BIG gratitude darling.. For your support and the beautiful lady YOU are! Unravel world, unravel…. xx

  • Ang turner

    December 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Love this Alex. The pieces I have are beYOUtiful <3

    • Alex

      January 8, 2014 at 12:30 am

      Thanks Ang… Enjoy your treasures! I am sure we will be creating again soon for you! Can’t wait x

  • Clare

    December 3, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Alex, this is a really inspiring blog. I love its honesty and insight. I wish you the best of luck…’re an inspiration for the business I’m currently building. Thanks 😉

    • Alex

      January 8, 2014 at 12:29 am

      Thank you Clare! Your words are too sweet.. Keep shining! x

  • Kristen

    January 27, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I love the space you have created Alex.

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