Feather Leather Designs - Our Story

Meet Kelly, the designer. Carol, the doer. Mary Beth, the driver. Mother and daughters. Sisters and friends. And the three women behind the FLD brand.

Feather Leather Designs, launched in 2018, specializes in jewelry creations made of leather, inspired by life. Feather Leather Designs is owned and operated by sisters, Mary Beth Holdford and Kelly Gaydosh, along with their mom, Carol Herb. After years of wearing heavy earrings that were literally splitting lobes, this trio fell in love with the lightweight yet stylish alternative of leather. Thus...Feather Leather Designs was born.

Mary Beth works full-time as a corporate communications executive for a Fortune 500 company, but loves her other full-time job as a wife and mom of three active boys more. Her ‘can do’ attitude and business acumen make her the perfect person to oversee the day-to-day operations of FLD and its brand. Younger sis Kelly works part-time as an executive assistant for a global manufacturing company, which allows her to spend more time at home with her two daughters and husband. Earning the title of ‘Best Dressed’ in high school and studying art in college, her fashion-forward, artistic mindset bodes well for the business. And mom, Carol, is retired and never says “no” to a request for help with the kids, to run an errand, or even start a new business venture! She is the glue that holds this family together and key to maintaining excellent customer service!

If you have an idea for something you'd love to see on an earring - a school mascot, hobby, sport and more - don't hesitate to ask! And your referral is the best compliment - thank you for sharing the FLD love!