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Summer 2014 Wedding Sets

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Summer 2014 Wedding Sets

Wedding Sets Reinvented As a jewelry designer, there is no greater honor than to be asked to create a symbol dedicated to human devotion.  Recent designs tell a story about the individual couples and how they wish to express that which is sacred.Jonathan & Abbie  Abbie made sketches and texted me designs for hers & Jonathan’s rings, confident that my expertise could manifest her concept into comfortable bands matched to the contours of their hands. They wished to incorporate diamonds from an earlier marriage, and trade in...

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Showing in Ithaca This Weekend!

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Shows | 0 comments

Showing in Ithaca This Weekend!

Ithaca Show reminder…  Tomorrow, Friday May 30 through Sunday, June 1 Green Door Studio (beside Lainey’s house) 167-1 Calkins Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850  Friday,11AM-8PM (party 6-8PM) Sat. & Sun., 11AM-5PM Later this summer, Lainey will host another show at Green Door Studio as part of an Inlet Valley Art Show/Calkins Road studio crawl.  Studio Wood, Jude & Alan Wood’s shared home studio space for wood sculpture and painting, will also participate.Inlet Valley Art Show/ Calkins Road Studio Crawl Saturday, August...

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Green Door Studio Show & Sale, May 30 – June 1

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Newsletter, Shows | 0 comments

Green Door Studio Show & Sale, May 30 – June 1

Life events invigorate one’s sensitivities; as an artist I attempt to distill my personal experiences into a composition on the canvas of precious metals.  I pay close attention to the cosmos…moon, stars and planets influence my designs and the incomparable night sky in Hawaii provided many sources of inspiration.  I’m hoping that from my current perch in Ithaca, NY, I can discover new designs within my psyche and manifest them into jewelry. Be sure to peer into the night sky and check out this link about the meteor...

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Mother’s Day Show May 9 & 10!

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Shows | 0 comments

Reminder: This Friday & Saturday is our Mother’s Day Show with a party Friday evening until 8PM Friday, May 9, 10AM-8PM & Saturday, May 10, 10AM-5PM Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave. Suite #101, Atlanta 30312Click here for a map My fellow artists:  Alice Franklin, Art & Sculpture  www.alicefranklinstudio.com Ginger Birdsey, Ceramics & Mixed Media www.gingerbirdsey.com Lucie Canfield, Photography Lainey Papageorge, Jewelry www.elainadesigns.com A sampling of my new Hawaii Series on view this...

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Clients’ Repurposed Diamonds

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Clients’ Repurposed Diamonds

Remember! I’m in a group show Mother’s Day Weekend, Friday, May 9, 10AM-8PM & Saturday, May 10, 10AM-5PM @ Studioplex, 659 Auburn Ave. Suite #101, Atlanta 30312.   Below are more recent projects which repurposed client’s heirloom diamonds into more contemporary designs. Enjoy, and think about what may be gathering dust in your jewelry box, waiting for a makeover! Pleiades Necklace Diamonds, 14KT White Gold Black Rhodium Plated with Oxidized Sterling Chain As I was leaving Hawaii, Melany handed me a pile...

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Celebrate Earth Day! Recycle Your Old Jewelry.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Please note we are not showing at the Inman Park Festival this weekend but would love to see you at our studio as we do need to continue to generate income. Our first official Spring show will be Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9 & 10 at Studioplex (visit our website for details).  Progress on my 40 Year Retrospective Show is gaining momentum. I have completed the first stage & submitted images of jewelry from clients able to meet with me. Annette now makes her selections for inclusion. Many thanks to each of you who have made...

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Mother’s Day Show, May 9 & 10

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Shows | 0 comments

Mother’s Day Show, May 9 & 10

The earth turns bringing inevitable warmth; “Just remember in the winter Far beneath the bitter snows Lies the seed that with the sun’s love In the spring becomes the rose.” ~ Bette Midler Quartz Egg carved by Brian Cook set with a rare marquis-cut Paraiba with floating crystals from the same Paraiba mine in Brazil. In a new Third-Eye Orbit, by Lainey Papageorge. $1430. Emerge with a gift for those many springtime occasions: wedding, anniversary, graduation and of course, Mother’s Day on May 11th....

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Happy Vernal Equinox!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Fruit trees blossom, flowers explode, yet creativity has been percolating during the long, cold winter. I’m feeling great and happily invite you to visit our website or Studio 8 to peruse the new collection. To protect my health, we are forgoing most outdoor shows to concentrate on my upcoming Retrospective at MOCA GA,  individual appointments, & studio & online sales. In an effort to draw more traffic to our Elaina Designs website, we’d like to request your help in providing online reviews. If you’ve had...

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Extend the life of your Jewels

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Extend the life of your Jewels

Elaina Designs was recently asked to rework and upgrade existing jewelry to make the pieces more versatile & comfortable for their owners. Lainey’s years of experience & expertise allow her to see the potential in old jewelry and can make the creative changes necessary to update & revive them. And, quite often, these changes are relatively inexpensive. These are two recent examples of upgrading jewelry:                         The Sugelite & Amethyst Earrings...

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Alluring Tanzanite!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Newsletter | 0 comments

Alluring Tanzanite!

“The rings were the hit of the season. They fit. They look beautiful. My daughters knew they were being made but were still surprised and pleased to find them in their stockings. Thanks so much.” – Marianne G. (left two rings) “They both said,  ’This is exactly how I wanted it to be!’ And wept. Thank you for a lovely Christmas gift that will be with them always.” – Annie P. (two rings on right) An unusual thing happened last fall at Elaina Designs. Two mothers who did...

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