Name: Amanda Uber
Business Name: LilahV
Art Media: Hand Blown glass beads, 14k gold, sterling silver, pure silk
Art Form: Jewelry
Amanda Uber, Designer & CEO
I grew up in California getting to pursue my first love working on feature films. I have been fortunate to work all over the world on such movies as “Speedracer,” “Contraband,” "Matrix," "Harry Potter" and "Troy."
The second love came by two parallel accidents. My grand dame grandmother Louella passed away leaving me her jewelry. She was a spit fire who lived a long exciting life always dressed to the nines.
Very soon after, while working on a movie in California, I came down with the common flu. If common means slapping you and calling you fat. This flu was mean! After several months I kept getting worse. This was followed with years of no medical explanation.
Getting antsy, I dug Grammy's jewelry out reworking modern designs in my head. One drawing led to a casting which led to a handmade cool necklace and I was hooked.
Four years later, at rheumatologist #5's office (the first 2 said I was crazy - yea, I already know that!), I was finally diagnosed with an auto immune disease and fibromyalgia. With the right medication I immediately felt 80% better. The sun came out, birds sang - and I felt like a [email protected] again.
With my new found freedom, I realized I didn't want to go back to movies. I absolutely loved jewelry design. Add to that the insane-ly true story of the Bauhaus beads and LilahV was born.
Cut to another 3 years later I am still loving every day of jewelry design. My Retro collection has been featured in several magazines including Dwell as well as the cover of both Redbook and Fit Pregnancy.
Lilah is a nickname for my Grandmother Louella
❤ 5% of proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
I create minimal modern designs using 1920's hand blown glass beads from the famed Bauhaus studio in Germany. These creations include 14k gold, sterling silver, pure silk, raw copper, raw brass along with hours upon hours of drawing, designing and hand making each piece.
These rare beads were found in the rubble of the bombed Bauhaus studio 20 years after World War II. My husband and I were traveling through Europe when by chance we had dinner next to the family rebuilding. By dessert I had bought as much of the collection as possible.
Since all the mold were broken each bead is highly prized for its limited quantity.