The Elegant Muse Blog

Antique shoe clip repurposed into pearl necklace

Antique shoe clip repurposed into pearl necklace

When a special client asked me to create a piece using her antique shoe clips, I may have hesitated - but only for a second. When I saw the shoe clips, I confess I swooned . . .

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Dogs, jewelry design, and companionship

Dogs, jewelry design, and companionship

Meet my loyal assistant, Guinevere (she’s only 6 pounds so needed a big name!) Whenever I head to my studio she runs ahead of me and jumps on my chair as if to say “Let’s make some jewelry!”...

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Colorful Swarovski crystal halo rings!

Colorful Swarovski crystal halo rings!

Nothing like a new, shimmering bauble to lift the spirits, right? And what could be more fun than a new, sparkling Swarovski crystal ring? As you type away on your keyboard or text on your phone,  a ring is a piece of jewelry you can admire and enjoy while wearing...

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Outlander, Scotland and Thistle buttons

Outlander, Scotland and Thistle buttons

Avid Outlander fan or Scotland lover? You'll adore Thistle, a truly one-of-a-kind exquisite necklace. I began with a pewter vintage thistle button, then surrounded it with a swirl of vintage Swarovski denim blue and clear rhinestones . . .

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NEW! Gold Cross, Dove and Pearl Jewelry

NEW! Gold Cross, Dove and Pearl Jewelry

I’m so very excited to share with you my new Faith Collection! Once I found this rustic two-sided cross/dove charm AND the hammered gold crosses I used for the earrings I knew I had to share them. Naturally, I had to incorporate pearls . . .

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