bird + beau
Shop bird + beau for handcrafted happy small batch creations + curated collections.
Owner + designer, Kristin Austin, infuses inspiration from her varied interests into a bright aesthetic that is modern, feminine, + natural. Find an array of beautiful jewelry + festive accessories in her creative shop.
How did you come up with your brand name?
I started bird + beau after getting engaged to help save money for our wedding day; inspired by our relationship, love, + happiness, the name was a perfect fit.
What was the first thing you made?
Prior to b+b, I had made jewelry for years. Most of my first pieces were simply ones I enjoyed wearing, which inevitably lead to friends encouraging me to sell my work. Some of my originals I still wear! Some, I tore apart to make new ones. Haha!
If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?
Pay off my house, travel, share with my fam, build an outdoor studio at home, + set up a shop of my own where I could host events + shows for up + coming artists.
Who are your favorite artists/makers?
Some of my best local gal pal makers include Tierra Sol, Luxury Republic, + Uncaged Artistry. My fave NC artist is Mezzanine Kowalski -- we have several of her works in our home!
What song/artist is #1 on your playlist?
The Rosebuds are always #1. The Head + The Heart too. But I listen to everything, depending on the day, or even the hour.