We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauralouu Scannapieco and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lauralouu, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
The habits I felt helped me succeed was always staying consistent and present with my clients and customers. When you are a reliable source for people they always tend to come back for your services. I find that when I’m not staying consistent, everything falls apart and I have to pick up the pieces and start over again, which is never fun.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a Jewelry designer I started when I was young making beaded creations and hemp jewelry. I went to college for fine arts metals and jewelry and really fell in love with what I learned. I started my business in 2011 as LauraLouu’s creations and it has evolved to Dem Jewels in 2018. I try to keep my design super limited and stay away from mass production because I genuinely feel when things are mass produced it takes away from the authenticity of The designs. People like to know that they are not wearing the same piece as the 100 other customers.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When my friends come into town I really do like to show them the experience of Colorado as a whole. I love to rent a house in the mountains and explore the nature. I take them hiking, let them explore the cute mountain towns, and sometimes if I have the time, I love to take a longer drive to Santa fe, New Mexico which is one of favorite city. The art and jewelry in new mexico is so amazing and the deserter is just a spiritual place. I really love only being a state away from new mexico!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate most of my hard efforts to my parents. They are the most loving supporting parents that really support my dreams and always want me doing what makes me the happiest. My siblings are also a huge support system. Also my closest friends who’s acknowledge my hard efforts. Even when I’m not the most present for them, they see how hard I work and are always happy for me and support my business. They will never turn their back on Me.

Website: Www.Lauralouu.com

Instagram: Www.Instagram.com/dem_jewels/

Image Credits
Instagram handles @matthewspeckphotography @midmodmarion

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