Laura McCabe


Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.

She started Just Let Me Bead in 1995, at which time she sold her original designs to boutiques and museum shops. In 2002, she began teaching her art and has continue to do so across the US and throughout the world. She exhibits her work in national and international beadwork exhibitions, and continues to sell some of her finished work here on line.

She maintains a private studio in Hampton, Connecticut where she, her husband Michael and a dog named Lucy continue to live the creative life.


Upcoming classes by Laura:

Take 2 video classes ~ $165
Take 3 video classes ~ $245
Take 4 video classes ~ $325
Take all 5 video classes~~$410

In this age of abundant caution we’ve decided to make the upcoming classes virtual in format.  Because my virtual format is a bit different from other things out there, I wanted to take a moment to lay it all out for you . . . 

Workshops will be in a video format, produced and edited and accessible via password for a 48 hour time period.  During those 48 hours you can watch and re-watch the video as many times as you like. The advantage to this format is that you can replay any portion of the video, take breaks at your convenience and even bead along, pausing and starting as necessary.  Videos will follow the same sequence as the printed instructions which you will be provided ahead of the scheduled class time and cover every step of the project.  After the workshop’s allotted time frame is over, there will be a scheduled one-hour zoom “after party” where those who would like can gather with me to go over questions, talk about the project or just simply catch up in “person.”

Kits are available but must be pre ordered.  Currently there are many issues with sourcing so in order to ensure your kit choice and it’s timely delivery, kits must be ordered no later than 1 month prior to the scheduled workshop.  I will do must best to accommodate late sign up with their kit requests but there are no guarantees. 

All times are PDT
Links for the classes are live
for 48 hours beginning at
9 a.m. on day one until
9 a.m. 48 hours later.
There Be Dragon Necklace
there be dragons
Wed 9/30 9a-Fri 10/2 9a
Stern Blume Halskette
stern blume
Sat 10/3 9a-Mon10/5 9a
Gilded Lily Necklace
guilded Lily
Wed 10/14 9a -Fri 10/16 9a
Midsummer Night's Necklace
Mid-Summer night's
Wed 10/28 9a- Fri 10/30 9a
Nouveau Orchid Necklace
Nouveau Orchid
Wed 11/11 9a-Fri 11/13 9a
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