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It began as an obsessive love of stone, and has turned into an outlet I cannot imagine living without. The need to create has always been in me, and until I began fabricating metal and setting stone that need never felt satisfied.

You can now find my second shop at www.ExcessStones.etsy.com, where I'm finally letting stones that I've been holding on to for way too long back out into the world.

I began my training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2004. Once I started learning how to work with metal, there was no doubt this was what I was supposed to be doing. Becoming a jeweler has been a wonderful experience, I’ve met amazing artists and worked interesting jobs while fine tuning my skills.

In 2008 I got what I thought was the dream job as the…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 1
  • Joined March 9, 2009

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natural stone including mineral specimens and petrified wood, metal, and any other natural, found objects I can figure a way to incorporate

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About

It began as an obsessive love of stone, and has turned into an outlet I cannot imagine living without. The need to create has always been in me, and until I began fabricating metal and setting stone that need never felt satisfied.

You can now find my second shop at www.ExcessStones.etsy.com, where I'm finally letting stones that I've been holding on to for way too long back out into the world.

I began my training at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, CA in 2004. Once I started learning how to work with metal, there was no doubt this was what I was supposed to be doing. Becoming a jeweler has been a wonderful experience, I’ve met amazing artists and worked interesting jobs while fine tuning my skills.

In 2008 I got what I thought was the dream job as the design assistant for a jeweler in NYC. This turned out to be a great learning experience, but the real dream was to work on my own pieces.

Between 2005 and 2010 I've lived in CA, CT, NJ and finally IN. I currently live with my fiancé and our two children in South Bend where I am able to spend much of my time creating new work.

My work is currently sold through internet sales, arts and crafts fairs, and jewelry shows hosted by homeowners across Indiana, Michigan and back home in Connecticut. Please see my website for show dates and details on hosting a party.

Please visit my website www.LaurelsBench.com where you can join me on facebook, follow my blog or learn more about my work!


Laurel’s Bench is proud to be GREEN!

I get all my metals from a refinery that practices recovery and waste reduction, while the gift boxes I ship with your jewelry are 100% recycled cardboard (made with 77% post-consumer fiber and 23% pre-consumer fiber). When packing orders I re-use collected tissue and paper and I ship in boxes also made from 100% post consumer recycled materials and are recyclable. I’m always trying to find eco-friendly was to improve my business and am proud to operate as I do!

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