Local Business Highlight: The Butterfly Effect
Nothing beats a good statement earring, especially when they're handmade. This weeks post features a talented young lady who creates, one of a kind jewels right in her home. If you haven't heard of The Butterfly Effect, you're missing out!
Let's get to know Alexis
My name is Alexis! I am 24 years old. I have been a licensed cosmetologist for over 4 years now and have always considered myself more artsy. I took every art class offered at my highschool and took multiple art college courses as well. I am someone who loves to stay busy and has a hard time sitting still. That's why I love this little business of mine!
Why did Alexis start her business?
I started my business back in October of 2019. I was working and going to school full time and had no free time to do what I wanted. I was so stressed and I remember telling my roommate that I wish I could create art for a living. It's always been a dream of mine. I also desperately needed a creative outlet.
I picked up clay one day and started creating. When I posted about it, a lot of my friends were telling me to make an Etsy so I did just that. When the pandemic hit, I was out of a job. This is when my business really took off. I was able to give it a lot more time and attention. What started as a hobby quickly turned into much more and I am so proud to say that it is now my full time job!
My business is based out of my apartment! I have a studio set up and spend the majority of my days in there!
Big plans and dreams for the future
I often dream about opening my own storefront for The Butterfly Effect. I think it would be so fun to be able to combine a studio space with a retail space and offer a variety of my own creations along with workshops.
What inspires Alexis's work
Majority of my family are entrepreneurs so they have all been a big part of my inspiration. Nothing is better than building something and calling it yours. I also take a lot of creative inspiration from the outdoors. My pieces involve a lot of plants, crystals and butterflies.
What products does the Butterfly Effect sell?
I sell clay earrings! They are all handcrafted. I roll out the clay, cut, bake, sand, drill and assemble them all on my own! You can find my products on my website. (shop-the-butterfly-effect-lex.myshopify.com) They are also available in a few small businesses and I have that list on my website under "policies and wholesale."
What Alexis has learned since starting her business?
Since starting my business, I have learned how important it is to be genuine. I overly share on my social media, but I think it's necessary to show the good, bad and the ugly. I think people like to see the face behind the business! By doing this, I have made some of the best friendships!
Seriously, how stunning are The Butterfly Effect earrings?! Alexis has an eye for creating these one of a kind gorgeous jewels. She puts countless hours of work into each pair, and it shows. If you're looking for the perfect earring to style for everyday or even a wedding, head on over to her site and treat yourself.
Check back next week for our next feature.
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