Established in 2015, Elysian Theory is a small-batch jewelry brand that blurs the line between sophisticated minimalism and soft femininity. Every piece is slow-made by Elyse Tolles in her Midtown Sacramento studio, and the core value of intentional, high quality craftsmanship is at the forefront of every Elysian Theory design.
Each of our pieces are individually designed, pigmented, sculpted, and detailed by hand from start to finish. We’re inspired by the Art Deco era, all things dreamy and ethereal, the juxtaposition of modern design and old-world aesthetics, and the confidence that comes from looking your best. The antithesis to mass produced, fast fashion items, Elysian Theory pieces embody attention to detail and serve as functional art for your ears. No two pieces will ever be exactly alike, and that’s the way we love it.
Founder and maker Elyse Tolles has been exploring the possibilities of polymer clay since 2015, and her work has been a driving force in the recent popularization of polymer clay throughout the US. Elysian Theory designs have appeared in publications such as HGTV Magazine, Bust Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, and Style Me Pretty, and most recently, Elyse was interviewed for San Diego Voyager Magazine, 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, find us on Instagram at @elysiantheory_ for behind the scenes looks, sneak peeks of new designs, and shop updates!