|Laura Alois, Owner of 3 Little Bird Designs with her niece|
After Laura Alois relocated from upstate New York to Port Orange a short while ago, she fell in love with her new Florida home and found an inspiration for a business.
3 Little Bird Designs opened in July of 2011, offering beautiful jewelry creations that include hair pins, earrings, necklaces, and hair accessories for young children. Each product is uniquely designed using a variety of craft materials. “Having always loved it by the beach, I was inspired to use freshwater and glass pearls in many of my creations.”
After seeing her sister spending money on commercially produced hair accessories (that were not so unique) for her niece, Laura decided she would put her creativity and sea-inspired materials to use. Throughout most of her jewelry line, you will find beautiful pearls wrapped in wire, a niche that you do not find out on the market.
Laura’s jewelry collection includes pieces that are available to purchase "as is", but she enjoys working with customers to customize designs. The bird nest necklace is her most popular request to customize. The pearls can be changed to symbolize the customers’ children. She also accepts special requests for color preferences in the pearls, beads, hair pins, flower accessories, hair bands, and ribbon. Children’s hair accessories can also be made to match any outfit or for any holiday.
If you are a local, you can find her hair pins sold at the Ta’ Da’ Gallery & Gift Shop on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach. Laura will also ship anywhere in the U.S. & Canada. Most of Laura’s designs can also be viewed on her Facebook Page. If you “Like” 3 Little Bird Designs on Facebook, you will receive offers/promotions. With each order, customers receive a business card with a coupon on the back for 10% off their next purchase.
Anyone who runs a business from home knows the challenges and Laura is no exception. Laura says the biggest challenge is the constant distractions, however, she finds it fulfilling having satisfied customers, even her 19-month-old niece loves the hair accessories.
3 Little Bird Designs has grown quite a bit since July of 2011 and Laura looks forward to continued growth and showcasing her ever-evolving, new designs.
To Find Out More About 3 Little Bird Designs:
Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Laura3LittleBirds