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Laura has been beading since 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 beadwork as art. 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". She has been taking classes and now teaching at the Bead and Button Show for 11 years.

Laura had the wonderful opportunity to tour the Miyuki Shoji Bead Factory in Japan and train with a master instructor in Tokyo. Japanese art and culture has provided her with tremendous inspiration, as have the long walks along a beautiful river near her home in Minnesota.

Laura has taught throughout the US and in Germany. Europe's number 1 bead magazine Perlen Poesie featured Laura in their 4th issue.

As a recognized international instructor, Laura is eager to share her love of color, design and bead artistry.

Laura Andrews 
 artist & instructor

using original designs to teach techniques & inspire



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