Laurie Hager is another amazing artisan! She's risen to the "top of the street" with her wonderful display... incredibly positive energy & BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS! I truly believe every jewelry lover needs one of her amazing necklaces. One Necklace matches practically everything in your closet! She's happy to use your special beads or buttons for a piece of meaningful jewelry if you'd like!
She has an extensive Bio!
With an undergrad degree in Anthropology and a masters in Archaeology, Laurie has always been enthralled with the fragmented evidence of jewelry design from the scope of human history. Years ago, Laurie worked with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and had the opportunity to drink in the rich collections of ancient artifacts – she seeks out the work of the Phoenicians with blown glass beads, revels in the Egyptian use of color and symbolism and is also tremendously inspired by the pearl encrusted Byzantine and Tudor era. Falling asleep with the sound of the waves crashing against the rocky New England beaches, the idea of what exactly one might find in a Mermaid's Purse, spurned Laurie's imagination and drew her into designing her own hand-knotted and silk-strung bead jewelry design. Laurie integrates pearls, semi-precious stones, hand-blown glass beads, with vintage beads and antique mother of pearl buttons into her necklaces, bracelets and earrings. She is happy to work with her clients to design unique pieces, interlacing their own bead and button treasures to create new family heirlooms. Come and discover what's inside the Mermaid's Purse today!