Laura Vailas

Laura Vailas is a jewelry designer and metalsmith based in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire, earned her master’s degree at the University of Iowa and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoyed a career in human nutrition and cardiovascular research while at three medical schools and later, in university teaching and administration. While serving as First Lady of Idaho State University, Laura discovered her passion for metalsmithing while studying in ISU’s Department of Art and has indulged that love ever since.  She can usually be found in her studio happily working on a piece of jewelry that excites her imagination.  Her work can be seen online at, at the Sandy Martin Gallery in Wolfeboro and during the summers at the Wolfeboro Antiques and Artisan Barn. She is on Facebook as Laura Vailas Jewelry and her direct email address is To purchase art pieces from Laura please email or go to her website.

Garnet Earrings


Vailas Sterling Copper Leaves Necklace