Laura Bruland Shields began experimenting in 2008 by with a wide range of materials, including a formidable collection of wool felt that she inherited from her grandmother. In the beginning of 2010 started playing around with laser cutting. Constantly on the hunt for exciting materials to repurpose, and being a natural bibliophile, it didn't take her long to cut into her first book. She's been hooked ever since! Now Laura designs and produces her jewelry from her own studio in Oakland, CA, with the help of her husband, Julien, and their small team.