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      Russian designer brings Faberge eggs to Georgia

      Ilya Abelsky, creator of the unique collection of hand painted Faberge' miniature style eggs will display his hand crafted miniatures in a special, three-day exhibition hosted by Griner jewelry. / FOX 31 News Team

      Griner jewelry, Moultrie, GA, May 305, 2012-Noted Russian jewelry designer,

      Ilya Abelsky, creator of the unique collection of hand painted Faberge' miniature style eggs will display his hand crafted miniatures in a special, three-day exhibition hosted by Griner jewelry. Carrying on the tradition of the renowned 19th century Carl Faberge', jeweler of the Russian Imperial family, and in the multi cultural Spring custom of giving hand painted eggs, Abelsky will be on hand to discuss the artistry and history that defines his collection The vibrant color, exquisite styling, and expert craftsmanship of Abelsky's Russian Faberge' Style miniature eggs are recognized around the world. He has exhibited his creations in London, Paris, Vienna and Berlin along with displays and travels in major cities across the United States.From Russia with Love!!!!"The enamel process is a lost art that it is very labor-intensive, with each piece painted by hand and is unique from the others," says Abelsky. Although Faberge' inspires many of Abelsky's designs, many are made in the spirit with various lines in the exhibition including American patriotic eggs, especially appropriate with so many Americans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. Special US Army and Marine Corps egg pendants are a new addition to the collection. The brilliant color, sophisticated styling and expert "Old World" Army and Marine Corps egg pendants are a new addition to the collection .The brilliant color, sophisticated styling and expert "Old World" craftsmanship of Abelsky's Russian miniature eggs are considered unique in the jewelry industry. While original Faberge' eggs are kept behind glass and are untouchable in the world's finest museums and private collections, Abelsky's creations are affordable and touchable keepsakes for all. Abelsky's miniatures are approximately 3/4 inch tall. They are made out of sterling silver with 14 carat gold overlay and brilliant, multicolored enamel. The secret, Abelsky says, is in the hand enameling. Abelsky's eggs are often mistaken for Faberge' eggsâ"although
      the master did only few miniatures that are known to exist in private collections and museums all over the world.

      Just in time for Mothers day Abelsky has created daffodil and color lily, as well as, many other spring flower eggs that will be on display. Miniature eggs available as pendants, earrings and slides for bracelets.

      For the sports enthusiasts miniature eggs available in the shape of a football, basketball, baseball, as well as many other sports.Abelsky explained that jeweled eggs are an important part of Russian culture and are traditionally given, as gifts of LOVE. Just like painting Easter eggs, you can also customize a personal look with designs, colors, and gemstones.

      Photos and more information: www.jeweled eggs.com. Contact

      877-897-3447, or eggstra@bellsouth.net

      Abelsky will be showcasing his art 9-30 am to 6-00 pm at Griner jewelry

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