Laura Gasparrini, MA, is an artist, writer, educator, counselor and inventor. She has been teaching Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the owner of Om Tara®, the inventor of the Om Tara Crimping Pliers, and the developer of Om Tara precision beading tools.
Laura creates Inspired Adornment™ Talismans for women that honor and express the unique spirit of the Wearer. Pieces with names like Gypsy, High Priestess, Mermaid, and Muse emanate beauty, purpose, and personal empowerment. Each piece is made by hand combining the Earth energy of Shell, Pearl, and Stone and archetypal essence of the Divine Feminine while using age-old beading techniques and focused spiritual intention. Om Tara Talismans support the wearer to feel more in contact with her inner strength and spirit on her path of self-expression.
Laura offers classes in Santa Barbara, California, and at national beading trade shows. Laura is currently developing Om Tara Jewelry Arts Academy – an online classroom offering instruction in beadwork and jewelry design, ranging from beginning beading skills to over 100 project-specific workshops.
“People say my work makes them feel empowered, confident, and beautiful. Perhaps their feelings are a reflection of the complete joy I feel when I am creating. Whether I am designing a piece, teaching a class or workshop, developing a tutorial, or coaching a Jewelry Artist, my intention in all that I do is that we each recognize and celebrate our unique beauty and purpose.”