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.




Harriet Gausman: For those who do not know, how long have you been in SL and when did your business begin?

Lyra Muse: I’ve been in SL for a little over five years, and my current business began at the end of March… but its previous incarnation was around for about two years.

Harriet Gausman: What skills did you bring with you in-world?

Lyra Muse: Aside from modeling and texturing prims, I can script a tiny bit, create animations and organize/run events.

Harriet Gausman: How much is Lyra like the real you?