About your instructor: Many days you can find Laura in her happy place in Sheffield Village, where she is surrounded by beautiful natural stone beads, just begging to be made into beautiful bracelets or other pieces of jewelry.
Her love for jewelry making started as a hobby and has evolved into a lifelong passion. Her favorite materials to work with are earthy natural stones and pearls. In recent years, Laura mentored under Esther, a local well-known pearl knotter. Laura knots pearls for a local jewelry store.
Laura loves to share her craft with others. She is a dedicated teacher, eager to pass on her knowledge to other aspiring jewelry hobbyists. She also takes her craft to the local nursing home and to ladies retreats. Many feel they are not creative or crafty, so she loves to see the delight in their eyes when they string beads together into a beautiful bracelet they’re proud to wear.
But Laura’s connection to her craft goes beyond aesthetics. Her heartwarming commitment to cancer awareness is a testament to her compassionate nature. Having experienced the impact of cancer within her own family, she channels her artistic talents into creating cancer awareness bracelets. These bracelets are symbols of hope and support for those affected by this devastating disease.
Laura's teaching philosophy: My love of jewelry is not just about creating adornments; it’s about crafting connections, sharing knowledge, and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others through art.