Knowing Your Neighbors: Getting to Know The Bauble Fairy
The Bauble Fairy Started Three Years Ago by Hermantown Resident Lyndsey Manning
DULUTH, Minn. – Big box and department stores have a large selection when it comes to bling and jewelry for babies and children.
But one Northland mother simply wasn’t satisfied with the choices.
“Probably not your typical style, the blue hair and black walls in my house,” said Lyndsey Manning, Owner of The Bauble Fairy.
For this stay-at-home mom, fashion frustration is what keeps her going.
“I was having a really hard time finding anything that fit into my style of how I like clothes for little girls,” said Manning.
So she started rummaging and searching for materials online after getting restless.
“It’s kind of like my me time,” said Manning.
Spending every day with two children at home is a gift, Manning says, but nap time is a chance for mom to get creative and sparkle.
“When I was a stay-at-home mom with my first daughter, she was about six months old, I started just making bracelets,” said Manning.
Three years ago, The Bauble Fairy became a reality.
“On Instagram there’s a lot of fundraisers and auction for kids or families that maybe have lost a child,” said Manning.
At first, she would make bracelets and donate them, hoping to spread smiles and happiness. Soon after, the handmade bows and bracelets became so popular it’s now difficult for Manning to keep up with demand.
“I can make things that I like, so I decided to open a shop,” said Manning. “People just started messaging me asking if they could buy them.”
The Bauble Fairy frequently changes up her collection of products. Throughout the month of May, green beads and bows helped benefit a nonprofit mental health organization known as “This is My Brave.”
“I hope I can inspire people,” said Manning.
This mother and wife is making the most out of down time, from the comfort of her own kitchen and craft room.
“Knowing that there are other people all over the country and all over the world that like the things that I’ve created is pretty cool,” said Manning.
Throughout the month of June, part of the proceeds from each rainbow themed project will benefit “The Trevor Project,” an organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQ community.
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