BelleLafayeCreations

Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria

New Orleans, Louisiana 123 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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BelleLafayeCreations

Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria

New Orleans, Louisiana | 123 Sales

BelleLafayeCreations is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Byinvini (welcome) to Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria! I will be on hiatus (in part becoming a glamorous newlywed!) throughout the spring and will return to creating couture later in the summer of 2019. I hope you come back and visit and decide to place a gorgeous order then!

Mèsi,
Aria

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 19, 2019

Byinvini (welcome) to Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria! I will be on hiatus (in part becoming a glamorous newlywed!) throughout the spring and will return to creating couture later in the summer of 2019. I hope you come back and visit and decide to place a gorgeous order then!

Mèsi,
Aria

Aria M. Mason

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Aria M. Mason

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About

turning adversity into absolute beauty

Belle Lafaye (pronounced Luh-fye): Creations by Aria was begun by Aria M. Mason in 2012. Raised by an opera singer/music therapist mother and modiste grandmother, she spent her childhood (on Lafaye street in Gentilly) sewing, beading, and helping her family with various craft projects while soaking up the sights and sounds of her native New Orleans. For more than 10 years, she had made a Christmas tradition of handpainting ornaments for friends and family that evoked the unique look of stained glass.
Everyone always loved getting the gifts and each year, made a different suggestion: What about different shapes? What about more New Orleans designs? Put the year you made it on them! Every suggestion made the ornaments more beautiful and allowed Aria to improve her skills.
Aria began having severe medical issues in 2011. After being diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular condition, she decided to turn her hobby into a business-partly as a way to put a dent in her medical bills, partly as art therapy to bring some calm and normalcy into her day. It was the perfect choice for a former art teacher and soon, she spent every day painting and thinking up new design ideas.
Over the 2012 Christmas season, she sold nearly 175 ornaments through word of mouth and her Facebook inbox to friends, family and their extended network. Her condition makes the process of creating things more challenging, extending the work to 1-2 weeks rather than her previous 2-3 days, but also makes accomplishing their completion that much more satisfying. Feedback was wonderfully positive and seeing the ornaments enter more families' holiday traditions was a great impetus to move forward.
The success of the initial endeavor inspired her to begin online boutique, allowing her the pleasure to create works of art and share them with the world year-round, expanding her offerings to handpainted candle votives and handmade second line umbrellas, and transmit the beauty of the Crescent City around the world.

Shop members

  • Aria M. Mason

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Aria M. Mason is an opera singer, educator, and native New Orleanian. When not hard at work making Belle Lafaye creations, she can be found onstage with OperaCreole and New Orleans Opera Association, or curled up with her Nook and her dog, Nala.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 29, 2014
Bienvenue a Belle Lafaye: Creations by Aria! We strive to create beautiful, high quality products that transmit the elegance of the Crescent City to everyone who holds our creations. We call those who love our products "amoureux", or sweethearts. Peruse our couture crafts with New Orleans soul and join their ranks! Merci!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Belle Lafaye does not accept refunds at this time. The only returns allowed are for broken or damaged glass items, or for parasols and/or umbrellas. Returns within 14 days of purchase will result in an credit issued for other Belle Lafaye merchandise.
Payment
We accept debit card, credit card, and Etsy gift card payments.
Shipping
Belle Lafaye ships items out through the United States Postal Service. Shipping rates are as follows:
$1.00-50.00: $5.00 flat shipping rate
$50.01-100.00: $10.00
$100.01-up: $15.00

Each Belle Lafaye creation is made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after receipt of your order. If you haven't received your order after 3 weeks, please send me a message.