Friday, July 7, 2017

Featured Exhibitor: Bird Dog Studios


Feathery fashion has never looked so good! Bird Dog Studios' Lynda Larson creates one-of-a-kind bow ties, tie clips, and jewelry with sustainably sourced materials. Her colorful accessories are made with natural elements, perfect for the nature loving or unique dressers in your life. With no two pieces exactly alike, her work has even caught the eye of some famous fashion icons...but we'll let Bird Dog Studios' creator tell you herself!
Who are you what do you do?
My name is Lynda Larson and I am the owner/designer of Bird Dog Studios. I handcraft Fashion accessories out of sustainably sourced feathers from around the country.
What is the latest thing you've been working on?
Earlier this year I was asked to design something for Bruno Mars. Talk about excitement! I will be making several WOW factor bowties for the artist and an assortment of hat pins for his extensive collection of fedoras… Pretty cool!
What do you think sets your designs apart from the others?
There is a ton of talent here in Minneapolis that's for sure! I feel that my product is very unique and different from what you usually see. I like to tell a story with my products through a fantastic display.... it all has to go in together and make sense.
What has been your favorite moment since creating your business?
I've had a lot of great moments since the birth of my business. I have met so many wonderful people that I wouldn't have otherwise. I would have to say my most unforgettable moment would be Stevie Nicks receiving the choker I made for her. She has been an inspiration to me since I was very young and I continue to be a huge fan!
Where did your business name come from? Is there an interesting story behind it?
Between my fiancé and me we have three bird dogs. Doc- A tri-colored English Springer, Hunter- a chocolate lab, and the baby Gunner- another tricolored English springer. They all have a passion to hunt with my fiancé and through that sport they have brought the wildlife and land conservation issue to the forefront. Bird Dog Studios is a supporter of nonprofit conservation groups through product donations. It's a good thing... and I thought it was only appropriate that I name my company Bird Dog Studios!
Check out more of Lynda's amazing work online, and be sure to stop by her booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 3-5, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!


Posted by Admin at 1:56 PM  ⁙  1 COMMENTS

CATEGORY:  Featured Exhibitors
Beth Hanson  ⁙  Thursday July 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

What beautiful, unique wearable art!! The detail! The gorgeous colors! And being conscious of conservation and charities as well- it's the whole package! Just wonderfully creative! Well done!