Tuesday's Child: Alicia carves out her own creativity designing jewelry

Jewelry designer Jessica Ricci (right) sits with Alicia (right) who inspired by artifacts collected around the world, carefully carves out her own original design. (WJAR)

In a world where there's so much negativity, this Tuesday's Child is determined to exude positive energy.

Surrounded by unique jewelry inspired by artifacts collected around the world, 16-year-old Alicia carefully carves out her own original design.

Drawing on the expertise of jewelry designerJessica Ricci, Alicia approaches this project with the same attention to detail that she gives every assignment.

She wants her creation to have meaning: hope -- a message from a girl in foster care who has lost hope in the past.

"Just recently, I've had hope because I am able to do things and advocate for what's in my best interest in finding a home, and a family who will love and care for me," Alicia said.

Her creative design in a wax mold will be sent out to be made into a pendant.

Not only is Alicia a great artist, she's been writing her autobiography for about two years. Her writing and example kindles positive energy in other foster children.

"I have inspired my friends to write their own books and they look up to me to be a positive role model," Alicia said.

Alicia, capable of so much, especially if she has an adoptive family to guide her.

To find out more about adoption, call Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-5000.

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