Creating art and beading began for Laura when she was a child. Her mother, a very talented artist, taught her beading on a loom while sharing the importance of originality.

Training in art, color, theatrical costuming, glass lampworking, metalwork, wirework, beading and communication have led Laura to teaching the art of beadwork. Her extensive background in theatrical costume design has provided a great deal of related experience, especially in the area of color selection and tonal relationships. Favorite past productions include Costume Designer for "Cats" and Jewelry Designer for "Evita". 

Laura has taught throughout the US and in Europe. As a recognized international instructor, Laura is eager to share her love of color, design and bead,  wire, and metal artistry.     

Laura Andrews - bead artist & instructor