Story / Elise Marie DeSigns


Elise DeSalvo’s passion for design began as a child as she spent her days helping her parents run their boatyard in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Learning the skill of tying an intricate boat knot with a rope or witnessing the daily lull of the undulations of the ocean—inspired Elise’s fascination of collecting & manipulating various materials. Elise’s creative drive led her to complete a bachelors’ degree in Textiles, Merchandise & Design at the University of Rhode Island. Motivated by her love of the ocean & the trendy culture of Portland, Elise moved to coastal Maine & established Elise Marie DeSigns in 2012.

 Utilizing semi-precious stones, base plated metals, faux suede, glass, acrylic and a mixture of beading supplies—Elise’s style embraces a bold and colorful Bohemian Style. She offers a cohesive and trendy color palette that is customizable for her clientele taste. Elise’s artistic focus has been influenced by the entrepreneurial spirit that resides in Portland’s coastal culture and has honed in on the confidence enhancement that her jewelry offers a woman. Elise Marie DeSigns offers jewelry that speaks to fashionistas of all ages and at affordable prices.

 Elise’s Marie DeSigns is featured at various shops in New England and throughout the Country and Puerto Rico. In October of 2018 Elise opened her first shop: Elise Marie DeSigns in Portland. At her shop you can find her studio workspace with her designs for sale as well as other local artisan products, gifts, clothing and accessories. 

Elise Marie DeSigns has also participated in New England Made Giftware and Speciality Foods Shows as well as various local craft shows and festivals. Most recently, Elise has begun participating with local non-profits by hosting jewelry parties & donating a portion of her proceeds to aid in fundraising efforts. Empowering local charities & supporting her community is becoming one of Elise’s growing passions as her own reach & influence in the Casco Bay Area expands.