My name is Laura and I am originally from San Diego, CA until I met my husband and we moved to Las Vegas in 2005. I became a housewife at the end of 2006 and haven't looked back. I love taking care of my home, husband, cats and all our friends. I was diagnosed in the spring of 2007 with Lupus and found I was having a hard time dealing with it. I needed something to take my mind of the daily struggle so I found a local beading store and started on this journey that has lead to me selling my jewelry and designing and teaching now too. I love art and photography and have spent years being creative through those means but since a lot of my time is spent sitting, I needed to find a way to be creative while stuck at home, BEADING! It has just the right amount of technical challenge and obviously I get to be creative and add touches my personality to each piece. I have won an award from Fire Mt Seed Bead Contest, Gold Medal for my Pink Peyote bracelet, I an a member of The BeadSmith Inspiration Squad and I am so honored to be placed among some of the top bead weaving jewelry designers from around the world and I am Beadwork Magazines Designer of the Year for 2018.