For years, the actress had been receiving e-mails from fans asking where she gets her jewelry.
"They loved what I was wearing, and they wanted to buy it," the Days of Our Lives star told The Boston Globe. "So my sister and I put our heads together and thought, 'Why don't we give them what they want?'"
Because Alfonso designs much of her own jewelry, she decided to start her own line -"Hope, Faith, Miracles" - which includes many of the same distinctive earrings, bracelets, and necklaces Hope Brady wears on the show. (Alfonso's castmates Julie Pinson, who plays Billie, and Alison Sweeney, who plays Sami, also wear her pieces.)
The actress added that she designs her stuff with ordinary women in mind.
"I know I used to save my jewelry for special occasions," she said "Not anymore. You can wear it to the market... It makes you feel good."