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SWALLOWTAIL DESIGNS

What started as a trend has become a grandoise movement towards fashion and jewelry… eco friendly. Some manufacturers may be letting you know that the ring or bracelet you are buying may have come from mining operations that limit the amout of harm to the environment and that the packaging may be biodegrable. Designers are using natural elements in their creations and becoming more in tune with our environment. Natsuka Paravane of Swallowtail Designs is one of them. She has taken these elements of natural beauty and created a line to put us at one with Mother Nature. Natsuko Paravane, a transplant from Japan, now living in Canada has brought her love of nature and it’s beauty and her real life passion into Second Life. With a background in graphic design, she jumped right into designing rich, vibrant, one of a kind pieces any woman would be proud to wear.

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The Jupiter Necklace is Swallowtail’s signature piece. It is made in a combination of heavy and thin gold links set with bright round and tear-drop shaped stones. Sure to dress up any outfit you wear. It comes in two styles and many colors.

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Natsuko Paravane’s Branch Necklaces are intricately designed. The encrusted pearls add to the sophistication of the cruving branches. This necklace comes in three lengths (short and longer branch shown).

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The Swan series is part of Swallowtail’s Red Label, a fine jewelry line. Precious gemstones placed amidst delicately overlapping leaves. This set is completed by a pair of large ornate hoop earrings.

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I think the most playful set of jewelry at Swallowtail Designs is the Naturalist set. Carved wood links and beads are adorned with large chunky flowers oozing in rich colors. Flowers and lots of color just in time for Spring. If you are in the mood for elegance or just in mood to be playful, Natsuko Paravane’s Swallowtail Designs is the place to find what you are looking for. Most of her designs have matching shoes!

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