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Hi and Welcome to JEWELS by L Designs♥
GLASS ♥ BETTER THAN DIAMONDS!

We are a husband and wife team (Laura & Aaron Holm) who play with fire! Our studio is in our garage and this is where we create the glass lampwork focal beads used in my jewelry designs. We are very fortunate to have such a creative outlet we can enjoy together.

The process of glass lampworking involves taking colored rods of glass and melting them onto a steel mandrel dipped in clay. Each little work of art is shaped, decorated and finished in the flame and then placed into a kiln (tiny oven) to anneal. The annealing process ensures strength and longevity of the glass beads. Aaron uses mostly borosilicate (hard/pyrex) glass while I use Moretti (soft) glass.

I use our glass beads to make one of a kind pieces of…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 17
  • Joined June 22, 2007

Favorite materials

Glass Lampwork Beads, Wire, Gemstones, Leather, Chain, Metals, Ribbon, Lace, PMC, Stones, Druzy

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About

Hi and Welcome to JEWELS by L Designs♥
GLASS ♥ BETTER THAN DIAMONDS!

We are a husband and wife team (Laura & Aaron Holm) who play with fire! Our studio is in our garage and this is where we create the glass lampwork focal beads used in my jewelry designs. We are very fortunate to have such a creative outlet we can enjoy together.

The process of glass lampworking involves taking colored rods of glass and melting them onto a steel mandrel dipped in clay. Each little work of art is shaped, decorated and finished in the flame and then placed into a kiln (tiny oven) to anneal. The annealing process ensures strength and longevity of the glass beads. Aaron uses mostly borosilicate (hard/pyrex) glass while I use Moretti (soft) glass.

I use our glass beads to make one of a kind pieces of jewelry. I believe in using only the finest materials in my designs. As my grandma always said, if you are going to do something, do it right! In addition to our glass lampwork beads I use semi-precious gemstones, solid sterling silver, gold fill and gold vermeil in my designs. I love making jewelry as much as I love making the glass beads. Jewelry designing is my passion and I hope you find my pieces to be unique and beautiful as well as fashionable.

♥Thank you so much for visiting me and I hope you find something you can't live without!

Curious how we create our beads? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQWRaIei4tE

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