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Wonderful In Wood: Custom Business Card Holders and More by Frances Scholz

When Frances Scholz, LDO, moved to Alaska 37 years ago, she says that she was lucky to score an apprenticeship and job with an optical lab in Anchorage. She had previously worked for Celestron Telescopes, and this position was as close as she could find to her former experiences. She’s worked in a few opticals over the years and has been with Southside Eyecare & Optical in Anchorage for 25 years.

Three-face frame risers made for Into The Looking Glasses in Florida.

Scholz says that her husband asked if she wanted to learn woodworking as a way to reconnect when they became empty nesters. “I responded, ‘Sure, if I get to choose the subject matter.'” That was about 15 years ago, and they’ve been creating eyewear-inspired art together ever since.

Pen and business card holder for Levin Eyecare in Maryland

Her most popular pieces are her hand-crafted business card holders, wall art and signs. She also makes wooden dispensing trays, furniture and much more.

This custom table was made for College Place Optical in Washington.

Fun faces for Eyestyles in Alaska

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