Brick and Mortar Store Now Closed

We had quite the celebration on our last day of at the brick and mortar store! There was cake, bubbly, and amazing deals. There were lots of hugs and a few tears (there is no crying in beading though, remember?). And now, as I begin shifting my focus towards Laura’s Beads 3.0, I hope you all will continue to take the journey with me and keep watching for new things to come.

A new colorway of the Diagonal Cellini Bracelet takes flight — literally!

The creativity is flowing!

I have a sketch book full of beaded design ideas that I haven’t been able to take to the mat while simultaneously running the shop, and now I look forward to beginning work on those. I also would like to spend time exploring ideas for custom bead mats and UFO containers using my Cricut. Who knows what interesting things will turn up in the Etsy store!

Laura’s Beads on Etsy

Over the coming months I’ll be continuing to expand my Etsy shop with downloadable patterns, custom bead kits and even adding some specialty supplies. Kits became increasingly popular during the pandemic because of home delivery, however I think people started to also appreciate having their colors specifically curated for them ahead of time. Click the image below to jump over to the Etsy site:

Where I’ll be teaching

I’m looking forward to teaching at several other bead shops in the Tampa area. As I begin to schedule those specific classes I’ll be sure to post those details here and on Facebook. I’d love to see some of you there!

I’ll also be available to come to you and teach private lessons. They can be either a one-on-one, or for a small group. Keep watching for details on which projects or techniques will be available, as well as rate information.

I’m honored to have been chosen as an instructor at BeadFest in Pennsylvania this summer! (Click on Register Now to see photos of the class offerings; you don’t have to actually register, but it’s the only way to see the details on the classes.) |