about us

Elysian Theory is a collection of sculptural, dreamy jewelry that turns every day into a special occasion. Each piece is handmade by designer Elyse Tolles in Annapolis, Maryland.

Elysian Theory takes inspiration from old-world feminine elegance, playing dress up, and rituals of adornment. Featuring an eclectic mix of materials and processes, Elysian Theory designs frequently reimagine classic silhouettes and explore personally meaningful motifs and symbology — while striking a balance between wearable and individualistic.

While entirely self taught as a jewelry designer and maker, Elyse was inspired to explore making jewelry as a creative outlet during graduate school, where she studied classical flute performance. Her professional music background remains a constant source of inspiration and influence over her design process.

Elysian Theory has been featured in partnerships with Michaels Stores, featured in Etsy's Featured Shops series, and chosen as a finalist in Etsy's first ever Design Awards, an international design competition.


To learn more about Elyse and Elysian Theory, check out our recent interviews, and find us on Instagram for behind the scenes looks, sneak peeks of new designs, and shop updates!