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Open House at Elaina Designs’ NEW location

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Open House at Elaina Designs’ NEW location

Inspiration at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show… where the experience was PURE immersion in the Mineral Kingdom. Exciting color palettes emerged while the desert landscape clarified my artistic vision. I am working on a new series based upon travels to the Pacific coast in both Costa Rica and northern California. As you may know, the Elaina Designs studio has relocated to our new Atlanta home/studio in the Lake Claire neighborhood. I hope you can make it to the first event in the new space if you’re in the Atlanta area. Open...

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Marine Diatom Cells Inspire Bracelet Design

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Marine Diatom Cells Inspire Bracelet Design

Dear Friends,  I invite you to join me as I celebrate a new chapter of creative expression that will support me in a balanced way so that I may continue to show up for you at my very best. After 10 fantastic years, I am closing the Elaina Designs studio on Drewry Street at the end of October. Available by appointment only, I am delighted to work with you in Atlanta or Ithaca. The ED website and contact information will not change and amazing Aalia will continue to assist me.  As you may be aware, I have been dealing with the ongoing...

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Family Birthstone Jewelry

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Family Birthstone Jewelry

 Wearing Your Family Close to Your Heart  Please take a look at recent custom jobs using family birthstones and inherited gems.  On a personal note, Lainey is still in recovery mode from recent foot surgery, but Aalia is back at work at Studio 8 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30AM-3PM. Please call her at (404)216-6870 to drop off your repairs or pick up orders.    Alexandrite, Pink Tourmaline, Diamond, Emerald, Cognac Diamonds, 14KT Yellow Gold. Rupesh wanted to surprise Samantha with a Mother’s ring to commemorate...

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Jan’s Chloe Hope Necklace

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Jan’s Chloe Hope Necklace

The “Chloe Hope” necklace named in honor of Jan’s grandmother. “Lainey’s MOCA retrospective inspired me to meet with her to discuss the possibilities of restyling the family jewelry I inherited. Her creations all have a story to tell…so she interpreted my family story. The result is a beautiful orbit necklace with my mother’s and grandparents’ wedding sets, antique filigree pins, diamonds, and rubies from charm bracelets.  The loving memories of my dear mother and grandparents are embedded...

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Got Loose Gems?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Got Loose Gems?

Please mark your calendars for the  Green Door Barn Studio Show & Sale 167-1 Calkins Rd. Ithaca, 14850 June 11-14, 11AM-4PM and June 15 &16 by appointment only Please contact Lainey at 678-662-6156 or email lp@elainadesigns.com These clients brought gemstones they had kept for years, received as a gift or purchased as a long term investment. What you might not know, is that natural colored gems are gaining value in a market where demand is now exceeding supply. What might you have that begs for the...

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Talisman for a Mother

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Talisman for a Mother

Mother’s Day Atlanta Show  May 8 & 9, 10AM-5PM 675 Drewry St. NE #8, Atlanta, GA 30306 Green Door Barn Studio Show June 11-14, 11AM-4PM & June 15-20, by appointment, (678) 662-6156 167-1 Calkins Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 Ruby, Imperial Topaz, Kunzite, Freshwater Pearl, Red Spinel, 14KT Pink, Green & White Gold “To guide me on the journey to be the best mother I can be.” These words speak oceans and were the initiating intent when this pendant/pin was designed.The client has deep wounds from her own mother and...

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Summer Inspiration

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Summer Inspiration

Greetings, friends of Elaina Designs! Inspiration is not complicated, yet allowing time for it to come to fruition is the challenge. Here’s to a relaxing summer when the mind softens by listening to one’s inner voice. Recently David and I took a trip to Sapelo Island, GA where lazy beach-combing offered intriguing, fresh shapes into my jewelry designs. While gazing upward yesterday at the Venus/Jupiter conjunction the muse called again. Blessedly I have lots of time this summer to let my imagination wander while...

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Changes Afoot at Elaina Designs & Ithaca Show this Weekend

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Newsletter | 0 comments

Changes Afoot at Elaina Designs & Ithaca Show this Weekend

   A peak at the new Lovejoy Comet Series inspired by Lovejoy Comet sightings earlier this year. Diamonds, Paraiba, Blue Flash Moonstone, Goshenite, Aquamarine, 14KT White Gold, size 7.  Life is all about change and Elaina Designs is in a happy transition. I’m honored to have been invited to become an in-house custom jewelry designer for Mednikow: A high-end, family owned, retail jewelry store across from Lenox Square on Peachtree Road. Elaina Designs has outgrown its capacity to provide you with the service you deserve....

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Mother’s Day Show, May 8 & 9

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider | 0 comments

Mother’s Day Show, May 8 & 9

 May 8 & 9, Friday & Saturday, 10AM-5PM Elaina Designs Mother’s Day Show 675 Drewry St. NE #8, Atlanta, GA 30306     From top to bottom: “Strong Woman II” Ring by Lainey Papageorge (LP). Sterling, Rutilated Quartz, Diamonds, $730 “Jellyfish Earrings” by Aalia Mujtaba. Sterling, Montana Agates, Citrine. $345 “Pele III” by LP. 14KT Pink Gold, Cinnamon Zircons, Chocolate Pearls, $1400 “Sapelo Seaweed Earrings” by LP, 14KT Yellow Gold, Pearls, $350. Also available in sterling for...

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Women Celebrating Themselves

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Blog, Homepage Middle Slider, Newsletter | 0 comments

Women Celebrating Themselves

Elaina Designs celebrates Spring and our loyal female clients. Mark your calendars for a Mother’s Day show coming up the weekend of May 9.  Please call or email Lainey for an appointment to drop by the studio to shop.(678) 662-6156 or lp@elainadesigns.com     Peggy purchased this necklace to go with other pieces she already owned while coping with her beloved husband’s declining health. Wearing the jewelry makes both of them happy. Thank you Peggy, for your shinning grace and beauty in...

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