LaminakDesigns

Hand-made Glass Jewelry

Maryland, United States · 16 Sales

LaminakDesigns

Hand-made Glass Jewelry

Maryland, United States 16 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Welcome to the Laminak Designs shop. We sell hand-made, one-of-a-kind glass items and are happy to take requests for custom pieces.

Our glass pieces are created using either or a combination of two techniques – Flamework (also called Torchwork or Lampwork) and Fusing.

Flameworked pieces are created by melting and manipulating glass rods under a direct flame. Fused pieces are created by cutting pieces of compatible glass from sheets and heating them in a high-temperature glass kiln until they melt and fuse together. All pieces are kiln-annealed to remove the internal stress from the glass and maintain the durability and integrity of the piece.

All pieces are hand-made and one-of-a-kind and are fused and fired in our home studio. The piece pictured is the actual item that you are purchasing. Please keep in mind that photos cannot fully capture the depth and play of light, especially for dichroic glass, but we do our best to give you the best possible representation of the piece through multiple photos of each item.

Now for a little bit about us. Melissa and William (Bill) are a husband and wife team who started a hobby in glassmaking to satisfy Melissa’s craving for unique glass pieces. As the hobby grew a life of its own, we opened our shop to share our work and to continue to expand our craft. Bill is an artist in the true Renaissance fashion; in addition to glass, he is accomplished in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, which he teaches locally to teens. Examples of Bill’s photography and digital artwork can be found at www.laminakimages.com. Bill’s pieces demonstrate his knack for composition and design, as well as an understanding of color and light that come from his artistic training. Melissa studied the performing arts and works as a public servant by day. While frequently chided by Bill for claiming to have “no artistic ability,” Melissa has found a way to express her artistic side through the medium of glass. Melissa’s pieces tend to be simpler, highlighting the natural beauty in the glass, and using her technical understanding of the medium to let the glass compose itself. Finally, Melissa’s sister, Rebecca joins in on occasion. Though most of Rebecca’s pieces end up adorning the ears and necks of her and her friends, she occasionally shares a piece or two with the shop. Rebecca is a burgeoning photographer and recent high school graduate; her pieces reflect her unique, uninhibited style. A gifted writer, Rebecca also helps Melissa with developing some of the names and descriptions for the site, a task that the quiet Bill outright avoids.

Now that you know a little more about us, we hope that you enjoy exploring the site.

If you have any suggestions on ways we can improve our site, we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy!

-The Laminak Designs Team (Melissa, Bill, and Rebecca)

Announcement

Welcome to the Laminak Designs shop. We sell hand-made, one-of-a-kind glass items and are happy to take requests for custom pieces.

Our glass pieces are created using either or a combination of two techniques – Flamework (also called Torchwork or Lampwork) and Fusing.

Flameworked pieces are created by melting and manipulating glass rods under a direct flame. Fused pieces are created by cutting pieces of compatible glass from sheets and heating them in a high-temperature glass kiln until they melt and fuse together. All pieces are kiln-annealed to remove the internal stress from the glass and maintain the durability and integrity of the piece.

All pieces are hand-made and one-of-a-kind and are fused and fired in our home studio. The piece pictured is the actual item that you are purchasing. Please keep in mind that photos cannot fully capture the depth and play of light, especially for dichroic glass, but we do our best to give you the best possible representation of the piece through multiple photos of each item.

Now for a little bit about us. Melissa and William (Bill) are a husband and wife team who started a hobby in glassmaking to satisfy Melissa’s craving for unique glass pieces. As the hobby grew a life of its own, we opened our shop to share our work and to continue to expand our craft. Bill is an artist in the true Renaissance fashion; in addition to glass, he is accomplished in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, which he teaches locally to teens. Examples of Bill’s photography and digital artwork can be found at www.laminakimages.com. Bill’s pieces demonstrate his knack for composition and design, as well as an understanding of color and light that come from his artistic training. Melissa studied the performing arts and works as a public servant by day. While frequently chided by Bill for claiming to have “no artistic ability,” Melissa has found a way to express her artistic side through the medium of glass. Melissa’s pieces tend to be simpler, highlighting the natural beauty in the glass, and using her technical understanding of the medium to let the glass compose itself. Finally, Melissa’s sister, Rebecca joins in on occasion. Though most of Rebecca’s pieces end up adorning the ears and necks of her and her friends, she occasionally shares a piece or two with the shop. Rebecca is a burgeoning photographer and recent high school graduate; her pieces reflect her unique, uninhibited style. A gifted writer, Rebecca also helps Melissa with developing some of the names and descriptions for the site, a task that the quiet Bill outright avoids.

Now that you know a little more about us, we hope that you enjoy exploring the site.

If you have any suggestions on ways we can improve our site, we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy!

-The Laminak Designs Team (Melissa, Bill, and Rebecca)

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Reviews

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Maureen Sheeran

Maureen Sheeran on Jan 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

The shop owners were extremely patient and helpful when working with me to sort out a shipping blip. And of course, the pendant was absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend.

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't be happier! This pendant is beautiful! You can't beat the prices, especially for gifts! Highly recommend doing business with this seller!

Anonymous on Jun 7, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

So unique & beautiful! Love it! Sellers were great - will definitely purchase again!

Anonymous on Apr 21, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love! Beautifully made - thank you!!

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 21, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to look at our site. We created this site as a way to feed our glassmaking hobby and to share our creations with others via the web. All of the items in our shop are handmade, and no two items are exactly the same. The photos provided in each listing are of the actual piece.

Please feel free to contact us, either by Etsy convo or by email with any questions, comments, or constructive criticism about our work, the site, policies, etc. We’d like to have the best possible site and the best possible experience for our customers.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
For now, we only accept payment via PayPal to ensure prompt processing of all orders and 6% Maryland state sales tax is added to all Maryland orders. If you have a coupon or discount code, the discount will be applied to your order immediately.
Shipping
We ship all items via USPS Priority Mail within 2 business days of your order and any difference between the actual shipping price and that paid at the time of your order will be refunded to you via PayPal. If you would like to purchase shipping insurance, require delivery confirmation or need expedited shipping, please put a note in “Message to seller” and we will upgrade the shipping and cost and send you a new invoice. If you have not received your item within a reasonable amount of time, please contact us so we can try to resolve the situation.

Buyers outside the US are responsible for all customs, duty and other charges relating to items being shipped to their respective country. Items being purchased cannot be marked as gifts, and value shown on customs form will be the purchase price, but will not include shipping costs.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If a piece does not meet your expectations for any reason, please contact us by email or by Etsy conversation within 30 days of receipt to request a refund or exchange. Unfortunately, we are not able to refund shipping charges.

Your feedback is very important to us and helps other Etsy users get an idea of the experience you had with our shop. If you have any problem or concern with your order, please contact us and we will try to put it right.