Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Interview with Laura

This post is part of a new series on the blog with a focus on introducing you to the fabulous faces of Checkered Cottage. We thought it would be fun to pick their brain about crafting and life in general!

Spotlight on Laura

Laura makes jewelry at Checkered Cottage.  She has been in love with jewelry ALL of her life  (just ask Linda)!  Her addiction with crafting started around 10 years ago- to the point that her husband told her that she needed to get rid of some of the beads she was collecting.  So, she took him up on his idea and has been making and selling ever since.

What inspires you?

My family 

What are some of your "go-to" supplies for crafting?

Beads, beads, and more beads... I have more beads than Carter's got pills!

What is your favorite crafting technique?

I love working with silver... and would love to work with diamonds!

How would you describe your crafting style?


How long have you been creating beautiful jewelry?

9 years

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Anywhere there's antiques!

What is your favorite snack to munch on while making jewelry?

Ice cream!

Favorite song of the moment?

Anything by The Beatles

When you aren't teaching classes at Checkered Cottage, how do you spend your time?

Taking care of my family, pre-school teaching, and attending bead shows.  When I go to a bead show, I feel like a KID IN A CANDY STORE!  My heart races and I can't wait to get to the tables fast enough.

What do you love most about Checkered Cottage?


Thanks Laura, we are happy to have you as part of the Checkered Cottage Team! Here is a peak at one of her gorgeous jewelry designs:

Stop by the shop today to see all of her inspiring creations.  A necklace or pair of earrings would make a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list!

Want to read more? Click on the name below to read past Spotlights:

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