Designs With Attitude

Cynthia Valenzo, Arlington Heights, IL   
Ruby Lane Shop Rating
Platinum Rating Platinum
Member since 2005

Platinum Rated Shop With Individually Designed Glass and Exquisitely Color Coordinated Jewelry

About Designs With Attitude

Our Service Pledge
We respond to all orders within 24 hours. If you should ever break your piece send all of the pieces back to us and we will fuse the glass together and return it to you. Sometimes it may be a little different but that's the fun and artistry of glass. It is very difficult to photograph glass particularly Dichroic glass due to its reflective and transmitted colors. I will make every effort to describe the nuances and the actual colors. All of my customers have been very happy with their purchases and claim it is more beautiful than the pictures. Fell free to ask any questions regarding my designs.
About Us
Special Requests are always welcome. I carry an assortment of colors in Niobium Ear Wires. This is the most hypo allergenic metal you can get.

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With the rising cost of Precious Metals Especially Silver I will make every attempt to keep my prices as low as possible .

If you're not sure if Dichroic Jewelry is for you please read the Metallic Look customer comment.

I personally make all of my pieces. Be assured that each design you purchase has been a piece of art in the making. While I do not give permission to copy my designs you will always see original designs (signed on the back) and the latest here first. If there is something special that you have in mind please ask. I love custom & special requests.

I hope you see my passion in the color design and individuality in each of my pieces. The depths and movement of color from different angles has been designed to make each piece a truly unique experience. I have been designing and working with color in several art forms for over 25 years.

If you see a piece that is one of a kind and you would like something similar please ask. If it is in a series there may be a similar piece available. Usually except in the case of solid color dichroic pieces you will never see two pieces the same and in lamp work beads it is also customary to see variances in each piece even when initially they may look the same.

Dichroic Glass is very hard to photograph. The color changes and vibrancy just doesn't translate well even in digital imaging. I guarantee that if you like what you see in the pictures you will be absolutely amazed when you receive your purchase. Each piece is truly a piece of art.

Customer Feedback
"Another amazingly beautiful piece by Cindy. Rich vibrant colors and textures. I don't know how she keeps turning out one amazing work of art after another. I'm just so glad she does. I am very pleased with my new pendant. A great addition to my heart pendant collection all made exclusively by Cindy".

As always, these are beautiful. Believe her when she says they're lightweight (you'll never feel them) and hard to photograph - the colors pop so much more than you can see in a picture. The workmanship and quality is superior, and with one pair of custom earrings already on hand and another on the way, I promise that if you can dream it, she can make it. I am a loyal and frequent customer!!

"This is stunning! The warm reds, golds, copper colors are my most favorite colors, and I love how Cindy designed this".

Metallic Look
"They are here! Oh my goodness. These are simply beautiful! For over a year now I have been looking at some of the Dichroic pieces made locally, and have been put off by the metallic look. Don't get me wrong I love the colors they choose but it never seem as if the eyes can sink into them. YOURS on the other hand you can sink your eyes into. Such a glassy calm. I will be buying more from you in the future. I dub you my Dichroic artist!"

Thanks so much!

The pendants arrived this morning -- they are gorgeous! Even more beautiful in person than they were in the photos, if that is possible. And the shipping was super-fast. The bails look very solidly attached. I am wearing TWO of the pendants today because I couldn't decide which one to wear ;-)

Anyway just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with my order -- the whole experience was totally A+


Awesome Customer Service and beautiful products What more could I ask for. Just got the earrings with extra speedy service! To say the pictures do not do them justice is one huge understatement. The way the light plays, diamond sparkle seems to pale in comparison. Again thanks for the great customer service and equally great products. You have made a customer for life.
Kathy K.
Albuquerque, NM

Hello Cynthia, I got my necklace, it is so beautiful. When I wore it, all the people that I met that day commented on my heart pendant. Even my 3 years old girl commented on it. I
may be visiting your store again very soon. Thanks a lot.


"The necklace just arrived and I love it! It will go with many things and is unbelievably comfortable on. Thank you for the special design and the wonderful service. I look forward to many more purchases and lots of compliments".
Chattanooga, TN

My beautiful, original artwork pin/brooch arrived yesterday. I think it's stunning and I know I'm going to be asked about it, so you may be receiving some interested buyers in the future. I used to own and run an art gallery in Roanoke, VA, so I truly do appreciate a work of art. I'll be keeping an eye on your listing at Ruby Lane
Cordially, Judith
Copper Hill, VA

I can't believe how many compliments I have received on my heart necklace. People just stare and ask what it's made out of. I love my other pieces and I know I'll be back for more. The glass pieces that I have given as gifts have brought so many compliments.