We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexa Black and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexa, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
One thing that I don’t think outsiders realize is that this was just a hobby for me. I am a stay at home mom, and when I started this one year ago, I had one child in school, one in part time preschool and a newborn. I guess I needed something else to help fill up that time when the kids were at school. So I started making resin hair clips for fun! It completely took off in a very short amount of time. I still consider this a hobby, because being a parent comes first. But it’s quickly turning into a full time job it seems and I love it! It’s still so fun for me and I can’t wait to see where it takes us!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I stumbled upon resin hair clips by chance. I was looking for a hobby. I saw someone making resin coasters and thought they were beautiful. So I wanted to try it out and by chance I ordered stuff to make hair clips and I’m so glad I did! I have a background in cosmetology, it’s what I did before we had kids, so this was fun for me! I taught myself and definitely learned what to do and not to do! I feel my clips and earrings are so unique and unlike any others. I put so much love and work into those babies. And I want every girl in the country to have some so they can all see for themselves!! I want everyone to know about Sparkly Little Things!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We recently moved to Colorado from Illinois. So I’m not sure all the cool places to check out yet, but I will say everywhere we have hiked has been amazing! We LOVE the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! All the breweries around are a lot of fun! The food trucks!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My whole family deserves a shoutout. My kids love this little business we have and they love to help in any way they can. And my husband for being so supportive! And of course all of my customers, they’re the best and so loyal! I love creating for them!