26 Sep 13

Welcome to Jenn's Boutique

Hello Everyone,

I would like to welcome you to Jenn's Boutique. I would like to start by telling you a little bit about myself, my shop and the history behind friendship bracelets.

Currently, I am a single mom living in the Boston area. I have always had a passion for crafting. Some of my favorite crafts include creating scrapbook & project life layouts , bottle cap crafts, smash books, art journaling & doodling, paint chip crafts and more. I have recently just learned how to knit. However, I can basically only do scarfs at this time. I am also in the process of learning how to make handmade wreaths. My mom is an expert at creating wreaths, so she is teaching me all the tips & tricks. When I am not creating some sort of craft, you can either find me with my nose in a book, at Starbucks with friends or just relaxing on my couch with my cat Misty.

A few random facts about myself:

  1. I was a teen mom
  2. My favorite color is teal
  3. I love Essie nail polish
  4. I am obsessed with Bon Jovi
  5. My favorite flower is a purple rose
  6. My favorite book is Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
  7. I can't get enough Starbucks coffee
  8. I love to bake

Childhood Hobby Evolved

As a child, I would make friendship bracelets for all my close friends in school. Today, friendship bracelets seem to be appearing on the wrists of everyone from children to adults. The history of a friendship bracelet suggests that a friendship bracelet is given as a sign of friendship. It is intended to be tied on the wrist of a friend and worn continually as a symbol of lasting friendship. You can also select colors for a friendship bracelet that reflect the character traits of the intended recipient:
Pink ~ Kind
Red ~ Honest
Orange ~ Energetic
Yellow ~ Cheerful
Green ~ Responsible
Blue ~ Loyal
Black ~ Strong

Others also say that while the recipient is having the bracelet tied on their wrist by their friend to make a wish. Traditionally, the bracelet is meant to be kept on the wrist until it's worn and disintegrates naturally. At that time the wish is supposed to come true. 

As time passed, and I was learning new and exciting patterns, I wanted a way to be able to share my work with other people besides just my friends. Therefore, this is when I decided to open up my own shop. 

Each of my bracelets are made with high quality embroidery floss. I put great effort into each of my bracelets. Depending on the difficulty of the pattern, it usually takes me anywhere between 1 to 8 hours to create a bracelet. I also recently just started making bracelets with clamps, clasps and chains. I found that not everyone would like to keep the bracelet on at all time. Therefore, by putting a toggle or lobster clasp on the bracelet one can remove it if they would like.

Please send me a message and let me know if there is anything specific you are looking for, or if you have a question.

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Thanks for stopping by!!

~ Jenn

 


Posted by: Jennifer Surprenant

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