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: When did you first start designing in SL?

Abbraxxa Anatine: I started creating the minute I got my own land which was I think, early July, about 4 or 5 weeks into my Second Life. I needed furniture.

Harriet Gausman: Did you have any RL design skills or did you learn in-world?