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Laura James Jewelry at Cotswold Marketplace
200 North Sharon Amity Road Charlotte, NC 28211
My journey to jewelry began at a very early age where I was often elbow-deep in my Grandmother's white leather jewelry box. I was lured by the sparkles...but more-so the stories and history attached to each piece.
Since I was surrounded by nature growing up in Mississippi, I spent many afternoons in the outdoors hunting for arrowheads and other treasures which to this day play a large part in my jewelry collections.
After many years working in Retail, Fashion Merchandising and Design, a memory of taking apart my jewelry with my father's tools encouraged me to give the idea a try. I was immediately hooked, and by 2005 I launched Laura James Jewelry with the organic stones and vintage components that alluded me as a child being the main focus.
Primarily self-taught, I attended Penland School of Craft to hone my Metal-smithing skills and haven't looked back, since! My handcrafted jewelry is mostly vintage, blending a bit of bohemian, free-spirit with the Southern elegance I was surrounded by as a child growing up in Mississippi.