Jewelry Inspired by the Olmsted Parks by Lainey Papageorge

Necklace representing the 6 segments of the Olmsted Linear Parks

Necklace representing the 6 segments of the Olmsted Linear Parks

A desire to give back to the Atlanta neighborhood that I grew up in has inspired a new jewelry collection, the Olmsted Linear Park Series. Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s premier landscape architect established himself during the nineteenth century, best known for Central Park in NYC, the Biltmore House grounds in Asheville, NC as well as other famous green spaces. Olmsted also designed the six city parks that form the backbone of the Atlanta Druid Hills neighborhood along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Each time we drive, walk or cycle through, we utilize the benefits of photosynthesis, birdsong and beauty. To develop this new collection, I spent time underneath each of the park’s iconic trees, searching and seeking symbols that might bring harmony to the wearer; beacons of gratitude for the land that gives so freely of itself.
— Lainey 2017.

30% of sales will be donated to the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

Jewelry can be ordered through Lainey Papageorge’s web site at http://elainadesigns.com/, lp@elainadesigns.com or from Sandy Kruger, atlantaolmstedpark@gmail.com

Acorn pendant and earrings inspired by the Olmsted Linear Parks

Acorn pendant and earrings inspired by the Olmsted Linear Parks