DropsofElegance

One of a Kind Mixed Media Altered Art and Gifts

Detroit, Michigan · 16 Sales

DropsofElegance

One of a Kind Mixed Media Altered Art and Gifts

Detroit, Michigan 16 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Hi there! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Drops of Elegance over the past year. Due to a rather unexpected interstate move, and a lot of crazy life circumstances (aren't they always crazy?), I've deactivated all of my listings at this time, as I don't know for sure that I'll be able to ship a certain order at a certain time. I will be back and if you're a friend (or fan!) please don't hesitate to stop in or drop a note. -Joanna

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Last updated on Aug 30, 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Drops of Elegance over the past year. Due to a rather unexpected interstate move, and a lot of crazy life circumstances (aren't they always crazy?), I've deactivated all of my listings at this time, as I don't know for sure that I'll be able to ship a certain order at a certain time. I will be back and if you're a friend (or fan!) please don't hesitate to stop in or drop a note. -Joanna

Joanna Merrow

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Joanna Merrow

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Because elegance is everywhere ... and you deserve some, too.

Drops of Elegance started when my mixed media studio became so full of altered art, canvases, and other sweet things (I love all kinds of assemblage), that I realized I must begin to share all of these creations. I had this idea--maybe my work could make the world brighter or prettier, or maybe more poetic--in some spot on the globe where I've never set foot. I wanted to try sprinkling the world with my work--little drops of elegance landing here and there like raindrops.

I read this book, The Lupine Lady, again and again when I was a little poet with a box of crayons. It’s about a woman who spends her life doing nothing but sowing lupine seeds. Her life was complete because she had made the world more beautiful. My personal mission is to leave everything I touch more beautiful than it was when I found it. Standing in my cozy, cluttered studio one day, I realized that my work had value, and the world needed it.

I’m passionate about upcycling. Nothing is useless; all things have value. Trash can be transformed into treasure, and I love the challenge of finding the core of beauty in an object, rescuing it from a landfill, and letting it become art.

When you allow yourself the luxury of lovingly, carefully crafted works of art, your world grows some sparkle and gains meaning. And the muses sing.

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    One woman on a mission to upcycle the world into something more beautiful than it was before.

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Last updated on Sep 26, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How do you package your orders? What if my item is damaged?

All items at Drops of Elegance are packaged professionally, with the utmost care to detail, ensuring that your item arrives at your door looking just as it did when it left my door! If it does not, please contact me immediately with photographs of the damaged item.

Shipping Time

I ship on Mondays and Thursdays. If for any reason your order is delayed, I will contact you as soon as possible.

Custom and personalized orders

Are you interested in having a keepsake or jewelry box personalized? Please contact me with the details of the gift/wedding memory/jewelry/personalized box you want--a truly one-of-a-kind handcrafted gift for anyone you love.

Wholesale availability

If an item is available wholesale, it will be clearly stated in the product description, with wholesale pricing included in product listing. Wholesale items may take longer to fulfill based on the product--if you're not sure about buying an item wholesale, just contact me. I'm happy to help!