Our Story

THE BEGINNING

Homes Bracelets began as a side project. With a love for his home and innovation, Erik (co-founder) had the idea to create a bracelet that contained stones/shells from the Great Lakes’ shorelines and decided to experiment with bracelet design prototypes. During his experimenting, he posted photos of his bracelet prototypes on his social media pages, seeking feedback. Raquel (co-founder), a peer of Erik’s, had been drawn to Erik’s venture and gave consistent feedback on the bracelet prototypes. This turned into a collaboration and together they landed on the Homes Bracelet.

While serendipitously collaborating, we also fell in love! We very soon realized that we had an undeniable connection and after getting to know each other, we decided to officially go into business together. Our relationship grew stronger and stronger as we built Homes Bracelets and navigated entrepreneurship together. We both grew up in northern Michigan and we both love the area so much. Lake Michigan is our favorite place. Whether we are walking along the beaches, swimming, watching sunsets, or finding therapeutic solitude, Lake Michigan is a huge part of our lives. We wanted to be able to carry a piece of our home with us wherever we went. We also wanted other fellow Lake Michigan lovers to be able to do the same. And so became our Lake Michigan collection. After only selling Lake Michigan bracelets, we found that there was in fact a demand for the other Great Lakes. So, we traveled to each Great Lake ourselves and introduced our Great Lakes collection in which customers could choose a bracelet that contained earth from any of the Great Lakes!


Our team & building homes

After handcrafting the bracelets and fulfilling orders by ourselves for a little over a year, we realized that we were growing faster than we could handle on our own, so we started adding to our team. We are so grateful for our amazing team. We work together to handcraft high quality bracelets and send them to all of you. After only having our Great Lakes collection, we decided to expand and introduce our States Collection. We wanted everyone to be able to carry a piece of their favorite places with them wherever they went. We then traveled across the country ourselves so that we could bring you bracelets that contain earth from your favorite states.

We are a small team of passionate people and we want to provide our customers with the best possible experience. Each bracelet is unique and made with love. We value customer service very highly and we want to make sure that you are taken care of. We have loved developing relationships with our customers and hearing about all of your special stories of your favorite places. Our brand has been built on these stories that you all tell us about your special places, whether you got a bracelet to carry your current home with you, or because you moved away from your home and want a piece of it with you always, or because you have traveled to many different places where you’ve formed memories and want a piece of those places with you, or because you know friends and family who miss and love their homes. Again, we are so grateful for all of you. Your love for your favorite places inspires us and we are so happy to bring you little pieces of your homes.


With gratitude,


Erik & Raquel

Founders of Homes Bracelets


OUR TEAM & BUILDING HOMES

After handcrafting the bracelets and fulfilling orders by ourselves for a little over a year, we realized that we were growing faster than we could handle on our own, so we started adding to our team. We are so grateful for our amazing team. We work together to handcraft high quality bracelets and send them to all of you. After only having our Great Lakes collection, we decided to expand and introduce our States Collection. We wanted everyone to be able to carry a piece of their favorite places with them wherever they went. We then traveled across the country ourselves so that we could bring you bracelets that contain earth from your favorite states.


We are a small team of passionate people and we want to provide our customers with the best possible experience. Each bracelet is unique and made with love. We value customer service very highly and we want to make sure that you are taken care of. We have loved developing relationships with our customers and hearing about all of your special stories of your favorite places. Our brand has been built on these stories that you all tell us about your special places, whether you got a bracelet to carry your current home with you, or because you moved away from your home and want a piece of it with you always, or because you have traveled to many different places where you’ve formed memories and want a piece of those places with you, or because you know friends and family who miss and love their homes. Again, we are so grateful for all of you. Your love for your favorite places inspires us and we are so happy to bring you little pieces of your homes.


With gratitude,


Erik & Raquel

Founders of Homes Bracelets

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