When Laura established Just Let Me Bead in 1995 it was a business that focused on selling one-of-a-kind and limited run artisan jewelry. She was represented by small boutique shops and several museum stores. These days most of her time is dedicated to developing new designs for workshops and artisan kits but she does manage to find a little time to continue her tradition of unique and one-of-a-kind wearable art. Many of these pieces contain unique components and pull their inspiration from traditions in historical costume and jewelry. Each and every one was handmade by Laura.