The Elegant Muse Blog

3 reasons why I design with Swarovski pearls

3 reasons why I design with Swarovski pearls

What’s so special about Swarovski pearls? Let’s face it, there’s a wide range of choices available - from rare, unique, and costly cultured pearls created within an oyster or mollusk, to cheap plastic strings hanging in the big box stores - and many choices in between! I want my clients . . .

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Vintage earrings and pearls-a perfect match!

Vintage earrings and pearls-a perfect match!

Romeo and Juliet, Scarlett and Rhett, Ross and Demelza - such perfect pairs (though not without their challenges!)  I think vintage treasures like the ones in this photo pair perfectly with Swarovski pearls . . .

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Glam has always been in style: Antique photo and sparkling jewelry

Glam has always been in style: Antique photo and sparkling jewelry

Say hello to my great Aunt Elva-isn’t she GLAMOROUS? When I was a young girl visiting her with my Mom, she always wore sparkling jewelry - even into her 80’s. She starched her doilies til they stood at attention like soldiers and always had a percolator of coffee brewing . . .

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Edgar Degas, pearls, and a vintage repurposed necklace

Edgar Degas, pearls, and a vintage repurposed necklace

Do you have a favorite artist? Mine is Edgar Degas and my love for his paintings began many, many years ago. His ballet prints graced my little girl bedroom walls where I spent my childhood dreaming of becoming a ballerina . . .

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Custom repurposing with YOUR antique and vintage jewelry treasures

Custom repurposing with YOUR antique and vintage jewelry treasures

Do you have a treasured jewelry piece tucked away in a drawer? Perhaps it once belonged to Mom or Grandma and you’re just not sure what to do with it. I’ve helped many clients honor someone they’ve loved by transforming their treasure into a precious piece of jewelry they can wear now and eventually pass on to their loved ones . . .

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