LJN Designs, Inc. is owned by artist Laura J. Nigro. Laura has always had a passion for art, color, design and fashion. She has drawn since childhood and continues to draw to this day with primary focus on botanicals. She is a member of the Park Ridge Art League, Des Plaines Art Guild and American Society of Artists. Like most folks, she earned business degrees and put energy and effort working in corporate America. Interestingly, while visiting a wire manufacturer, to learn more about their business processes, Laura was given a sample of wire and tools to experiment with. Before long, Laura was creating various pieces with handmade individual wire links. Since then, she has introduced other materials and techniques. She is inspired by color, texture and functionality. She incorporates the functional use of a button as a toggle closure where the button's Celtic design is also a subtle nod to her to Irish heritage. She's also patented a unique one-of-a-kind leather wire-wrapped bracelet. Her designs have appeared in print advertisements for Artistic Wire, Ltd.