Saturday, November 10, 2007

Featured Artist: Personal Treasures

Bold Smokey Quarts and Pearl Necklace

Meet Phyllis Mufson, a jewelry artisan and a creative career and small business coach. She started making jewelry while directing the Locks Career Center at Moore College of Art & Design, an inspiring environment where she worked with wonderfully creative people.

Now she works in her sunny living room where I talk with clients and have all of her jewelry equipment close at hand. Her design inspiration is her 23-story “bead condo” – clear, stacking sectioned boxes brimming with color-coordinated gold and silver, gemstones and pearls.
Bold Smokey Quartz Earrings

Earlier in her life she was a textile artist and that sensibility influences her designs. She's concerned with how the jewelry drapes and moves with the body. She's also inspired by her customers. In addition to her ETSY stores she sells through private jewelry shows so she gets to see how women respond to her jewelry. She talks with them about what interests them, and finds out which designs are particularly flattering to wear.

If you like Personal Treasures but are looking for something more simple or casual please visit her Mufi Jewels store at

You can learn more about her coaching practice at
She also has a blog where shes wries about creativity and creative people –


SilverShadow Designs / BerryPatchDesigns said...

Nice feature and nice work by Personal Treasures!