I have always had a passion for creating handmade crafts. As a child I would sit in awe while my mother created handmade floral wreaths for craft shows. One Christmas I remember Santa bringing me a book with tutorials on how to create friendship bracelets. I was so excited! I started making friendship bracelets for all my close friends in school. As time passed, I started finding more new and exciting bracelet patterns on different websites. I even started to create my own patterns. However, as I created each bracelet I would store it away in a plastic container. That container started to fill very quickly. I became frustrated because I did not want my hard work to sit in a container, I wanted to find a way to be able to share my work with others. This is how my handmade business was born. In early December 2012, I decided to open a shop on Etsy. From there, my business took off. Each of my bracelets are made with high quality embroidery floss thread. I use a technique some may know as macrame. This entails tying hundreds of tiny knots in a specific order to create a pattern. I put great time and effort into each of my bracelets. Depending on the difficulty of the pattern, it usually takes me anywhere between 1 to 4 hours to create a bracelet. I recently started adding clamps, clasps, and chains to some of my bracelets. I have found that not everyone would like to wear their bracelets the traditional way (tying it on). Therefore, by adding these materials to the bracelet, allows for easy removal of the bracelet if needed.