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Colleen Elizabeth Designs Pop-In

Through April 21, 2024
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SHIFT · 252 Haverford Avenue · Narberth PA 19072

Adorn yourself with mindfully made, contemporary designs that take you back in time.

Colleen’s jewelry is made of recycled silver, botanical findings and scrap acrylic (plastic pieces that frequently end up in our ocean, harming the environment and marine life). The materials are intentionally repurposed, creating something valuable and beautiful out of what would have otherwise been harmful waste.

About the Vendor

Colleen Schwarz is a jewelry designer and metal smith based in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. In 2014, She received her BFA in Metal Arts and Jewelry at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California. After receiving her degree, she continued her studies by working as a bench jeweler for many successful jewelers in the area, focusing on her techniques, design, and fabrication. Currently working on her own jewelry line, Colleen Elizabeth Designs, she creates one-of-a-kind custom floral gems. Each gem conveys a personal message to the wearer, using the language of flowers and flower symbolism—The language of flowers was a popular way of communicating in the Victorian era, when flowers were thoughtfully arranged into bouquets to send coded messages.

Colleen Elizabeth Designs cares about the environment and creates with intention by practicing green studio standards. Their packaging is eco-friendly—everything is recyclable, biodegradable, and plantable! Care instructions and flower meanings are printed on seed paper. Not only do you get a beautiful piece of jewelry for yourself, but you also have something to give back to the earth! All the jewelry is made from repurposed materials, including recycled fine metals (sterling silver), scrap acrylic, scrap fabric, handmade paper, and botanical findings. 

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