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"Cathy at The Elegant Bead was wonderful in designing my wedding jewelry. She designed my tiara, necklace, earrings, and bracelet with the same Swarovski crystals that were on the bodice of my wedding dress. I chose the style and colors I wanted and she worked with me to put it all together perfectly. She had great ideas to share and was so patient with me! I will recommend her to anyone who wants their own unique style to show through the jewelry they wear."
~ Brandi, Castle Rock, CO

"The Elegant Bead's jewelry is both timeless and beautiful. What I love most is Cathy's willingness to go above and beyond when I want to have something special made as a gift or a piece for my own collection. Her work is so creative and beautiful - and reasonably priced. I would recommend her to anyone!"
~ D. Rutledge, Phoenix, Arizona

"The Mother/Daughter necklace and earrings are gorgeous - I love them! It was such a thoughtful gift with both of our birthstones in the jewelry; I was so surprised! I'm very impressed with the unique design and the quality of the jewelry. I show off the set every chance I get. The only problem is that I'll be expecting your custom jewelry from my husband every Christmas! Thanks so much for the effort - it's definitely appreciated!"
~ J. Coughlin, Syracuse, NY

I bought my first piece of jewelry from The Elegant Bead when Cathy was first starting out. I've continued to buy many pieces ove the years both for myself and as gifts.

For my wedding, I was fortunate to commission Cathy to not only do my bridesmaids gifts but also do my bridal headpiece. Each piece was handcrafted to reflect the theme of my wedding and my headpiece was carefully thought out right to choosing beads that would reflect with the highlights in my hair. I now have the memories of my wedding and an heirloom to hopefully pass on someday.

I highly recommend The Elegant Bead. Cathy is lovely and her designs are unique and gorgeous. She is easy to do business with, helpful, trustworthy and friendly. You receive much more than beads; you receive stylish pieces that are priceless.
~ Shanna Hampton, Minneapolis, MN

My name is Michele Palmer, and I am a Phoenix client of Cathy's from when she first started The Elegant Bead. Cathy's jewelry and other accessories are very creatively designed and quality workmanship. She has a great business sense with her website of merchandise to her seasonal newsletter keeping us updated with all the latest in the fashion world pertaining to gems, popular trend colors and new ideas for gifts and celebrations. She's a delight to work with!! She manages to juggle it all!
~ Michele Palmer, Phoenix, AZ

"Every time I wear this unique jewelry I get compliments. Cathy's reputation is starting to spread ~ several people have asked me if my bracelet is one of her designs..."
~ Cathy Marley, Phoenix, AZ

Beautiful, that's probably the best word to describe Cathy's work. Yes, elegant is appropriate too. Over the last year, I have asked Cathy to create three bracelets and several pair of earrings. The craftsmanship was excellent, creations are unique and the price is very reasonable. More importantly the people that received these gifts were thrilled. Working with Cathy and The Elegant Bead is like working with a friend, she wants to know you and know something about the individual receiving the gift. It's a personalized experience.
~ Mike Maher, Juneau, Alaska

"One of the things that I especially like about The Elegant Bead is that I can wear the jewelry with my jeans or with a dressier outfit. The pieces flow easily and the results are superb!"
~ Judy, Phoenix, AZ

"...I needed a hostess gift with no time to shop, and Cathy let me know via email about one of her newest products, Whimsical Beverage Rings, and the hostess loved it! ...I check her website for the latest jewelry and just love to see the actual pieces, not just descriptions."
~ Robin, Scottsdale, AZ

"I can wear The Elegant Bead jewelry to work and look very professional, and also wear the same pieces with jeans on the weekend."
~ D. M. Tempe, AZ

"...Everytime I wear any of the pieces I've purchased from The Elegant Bead, I get rave reviews and compliments galore! I've now sent your jewelry to two of of my sisters-in-law and they too are so impressed with your beautiful work. So, I'm a hero in the gift-giving department as well, thanks to you!"
~ Janet Drez, Chandler, AZ