H&H Jewelry Designs

Lorie Hodny, Elkhorn WI

Welcome to H&H Jewelry Designs - In my shop, I hope you will discover lots of treasures ~ All hand made by Me!

Member since 2018

Fine Upscale Hand Made Murano Venetian Glass, Lampwork and Swarovski Crystal Jewelry


About H&H Jewelry Designs

Our Service Pledge
I will respond to all orders within 24 hours, and guarantee the authenticity of all of my work.
About Us
For the love of jewelry!

Well, this business, H&H Jewelry Designs, was started in 2005 by me, Lorie Hodny, and my Mom - Mary Lou Hertel! We both love love loved jewelry, and it was only natural that we would create it, as we also loved to create and craft just about anything.

In 2005 we started to dabble in jewelry making, and quickly became obsessed with all things "beads"!!! Really, it's just so much fun! We shared something so special in that love of making jewelry.

We started small but quickly found success, and found ourselves working at local craft fairs and displaying our jewelry at local salons.

This led to eventually selling our pieces online, which really opened up a whole new world. We started with our shop here on Rubylane, and then added a second shop on Etsy. We attended the yearly bead show in Milwaukee which was always a blast, and talked endlessly about all things "beads"! We had the pleasure of working with hundreds of lovely customers, from all over the world. We often talked about how much we loved making and selling jewelry and both were sure that we had found our life's purpose! What a grand time it was! In 2015 Beadstyle Magazine also featured three of our earring designs in a wonderful article. What an honor!

EDITED June 2016:

***In May of 2012, Mary Lou suddenly and tragically passed away. Between shock an grief, the next several years were a blur. Since that day, I have taken over running the business, obviously on a much smaller scale. My main goal was just to try to keep making jewelry, which at times was comforting, but at times just too emotional. Sometimes I would make tons of jewelry and add it to my shop, but other times, I just couldn't even look at my beads without becoming a mess. I just knew that I could never close my shops, because if I did, I felt like I would be saying goodbye to her forever. I try to create in that same spirit that we originally brought to the business, and now in memory of my beautiful Mom. It has taken me years to even put these thoughts out for public viewing, as Mary Lou was such a private person. However, she was such a huge part of this business, that without conveying this part of our story I feel that it would be incomplete. I will always love and adore her and hold this unique business in the most special place in my heart.***

***March 2018

After being part of Rubylane for ten years, (2006-2016) I closed my shop for a short while in 2017. I have re opened for business and look forward to once again being part of this unique and wonderful community! Although I am considered new again, you can shop with confidence, as at one time I was a Platinum Seller with well over 1000 sales and happy customers!

In my shop you will find colorful jewelry made with Swarovski Crystals, gemstones, Murano Glass, Lampwork glass, Czech glass, rustic stones, and more! I love long dangle earrings, and bright colorful pieces that will get noticed!! I am drawn in particular to Swarovski Crystals and pearls - that love affair started when I first began beading, and ordered my first supply! I could not believe how sparkly and perfect they were and still feel that way about them.

I use a variety of metals, from sterling silver, gold filled, gold vermeil, pewter and more!

Thanks for taking the time to read my bio, please contact me if you would like, I would love to hear from you!!~

Lorie Hodny