FEATURED ARTIST: Laura Slade

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Tell me a little about yourself…

My name is Laura Y. Slade (recently married). I live in Columbia, SC. I design beaded jewelry and wood burned bangles and earrings.

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How’d you get started, or what prompted you to begin crafting in your genre?

I learned how to wood burn in the 7th grade in California, and growing up in a home with my father who built furniture. I loved the smell of wood always when I went with my Dad to home depot and Lowes, so later in life I started burning wood again. And the beaded jewelry came from my love of natural stones…beautiful.

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Where can we check out and buy your work?

www.faceofnubia.etsy.com

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What do you think sets you apart from other artists or crafters?

I feel rather I sell a piece or not, I have to create no matter what, it is my joy and peace.  It’s in my DNA.

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What do you get out of being an artist/crafter?

Solace

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What inspires you to create the art you do? Where do you get your inspiration?

Natural hair, black beauty, nail polish designs, fabrics, models…almost anything, depends on how I see it.

What do others seem to love about your crafts/art, as far as feedback you have gotten?

The colors, time I devote, and lots say my uniqueness

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What is your advice to fellow crafters and artists?

Keep it up, creating and crafts makes for great therapy and peace of mind.

How would you describe your style, or form of artistry?

My style is creating pieces of my personality

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