About Elysium


Welcome to a journey through the many facets of your personality, expressed through jewelry as original as you are.

I want you to feel joy. Seriously, I want you to feel like jumping for joy like the crazed little woman you'll see popping up everywhere. She’s meant to be a reminder to smile, not one of those "fake it 'til you make it smiles,” but a real smile based on knowing how awesome you really are.

Elysium is the Greek word for paradise, and my designs are originals, one-of-kind, just like you. I believe paradise can be ours here on earth. We create our own heaven or hell with our thoughts, words and actions, especially with the thoughts we carry around about ourselves.

My personal paradise is built on self-love, which apparently doesn't come naturally for many of us. It didn’t for me. I’ve learned the hard way that I need to be kind to myself, and forgive myself for my so-called mistakes, which are acually life lessons. We are often so much harder on ourselves than we would be with anyone else. There are times I still forget, so I surround myself with reminders, including jewelry.

I hope my jewelry designs will be a reminder to love yourself.  Let them be symbol of your individuality and multi-faceted personality. And above all else. Remember, there's no one else quite like you....

Feel the Joy!  



My name is Ellen, which means “light.” When I leaned that, I thought, “wow” how cool is that? For years, I felt I was meant to do something to spread some light in this world, but I wasn’t ready. I needed to find my own inner light first.

And, that took a very long time.

I won’t bore you with the details. Just know that I’ve found it, and I’m hanging on to it for dear life - literally….more about that in a blog someday.

During my second divorce (ouch) I took a jewelry making class and made my first bracelet, which I recently found. I shook my head at how cheap it looks, but that’s ok, because it was the start of something wonderful. It bought me joy, and I was hooked.

Years of learning about jewelry design, as well as myself, led me to Elysium Originals. I love it all  - gemstones, boho style, ethnic components, symbolic charms and pendants, fair trade beads…it’s a long list. And, I want to share that world of diversity with you.

My designs are original and eclectic. We don’t feel the same way everyday, our mood can change with the wind, so why shouldn't your style of jewelry?

My newest collection, Self-Love Style, came to life as a result of finally learning to love myself, and realizing how many women struggle with this. These pieces are meant serve as a reminder to be kind to yourself.

Other collections offer a variety of styles for you to experience, based upon you mood or desire to expand your jewelry horizons.

I hope you'll join me on my journey as I continue to experiment with jewelry styles. Someday, I may narrow my focus, (I do have something in mind) but, until then, I hope you enjoy the diverse styles I have to offer and learn a little about yourself along the way.

Wishing you love and light,