Laura Gasparrini, M.A., is an artist, writer, educator, counselor and inventor. She has been teaching the Art of Beadwork for over 15 years and creating jewelry since childhood. She is the principle designer and owner of Om Tara™. Laura is the inventor of the Om Tara™ Crimping Pliers and the developer of Om Tara™ precision beading tools.
Laura creates Inspired Adornment™ and 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.
In addition to her work in Jewelry Arts, Laura has extensive experience as a vibrational healer, bodyworker, talisman artist and intuitive with 25+ years experience in the study of alternative healing methods, Eastern and Feminine Spirituality and the Tarot. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and a life long interest in Divine Feminine Mysteries. Laura is an ordained Priestess, Creativity Catalyst and champion of Creativity as a Sacred Path.
Laura offers classes in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, and at beading trade shows across the country. She is available for individual consulting in beadwork and jewelry design and small group beadwork classes at your bead store, home or event. Laura is currently developing Om Tara™ Bead – an online classroom that offers 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.
Om Tara™ and Inspired Adornment™ continue to expand as I explore and discover my own creative expression; both are infused with the compassion, hope and expansive love a mother feels for her child – a reflection of the beautiful seed of possibility expressed through each of us.”