Above: Mother’s Necklace. Silver, 14KT Gold, Agate,Rutilated Quartz, $950. Right: Stalactite Earrings. Silver, White Topaz, $200.
Debut Solo Show
October 21 & 22,
Friday 5PM-8PM & Saturday 10AM-5PM
Elaina Designs, 675 Drewry St. NE #8 , Atlanta, 30306
You’re in for a treat at Elaina Designs this weekend! My treasured assistant, Aalia, came to me as technical support for my website but her incredible talent as a metalworker who had been teaching silversmithing and creating her own designs for 10 years was quickly apparent. Her work excites me because it’s modern, yet speaks of ancient techniques; a rare blessing in this age of rapid fire production. Her silver forms are pierced and forged with a delicate yet bold mastery that is finely crafted, playful, easy to wear, and affordable, especially in light of the intense hand labor.
Though Aalia’s work is primarily focused on the manipulation of metal, while working with me she has been exposed to the added element of light and color in the mineral world. There are several pieces in her new collection that draw inspiration from our fruitful collaboration. Lapidary Journal featured our burgeoning partnership at Elaina Designs in their August 2011 issue.
Come out this weekend as we celebrate Aalia’s new collection of work and her first one-woman show. The opening party is Friday night, October 21, 5PM-8PM and the show continues through Saturday 10AM-5PM. Select pieces will be on display at Studio 8 through the Holidays.