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When Hart Court resident Patricia Sullivan made crystal and silver bracelets for herself with her children’s names on them a few years ago, she had no idea that it would lead to a career in jewelry-making.

The bracelets were just a way of expressing pride and love for her daughter, Shay, now 6, and her son, Logan, who is 4.

But, when her friends saw the bracelets, they wanted one too, recalled Patty, a former manager of a Texas company that printed People and Time Magazines.

“I started making them for friends and family and it grew,” she said.

Today, Patty creates, not only “mom’s bracelets,” but also necklaces, pendants, earrings, watches and other types of jewelry that she sells both wholesale and retail.

She calls her business “Embracelets Designs.” The name, a merger of the words, “embrace” and “bracelets,” was suggested by her husband, Patrick, a pharmaceutical salesman.

In addition to the faceted Swarovski crystals in various birthstone colors that she uses to fashion the personalized jewelry, she uses sterling silver, brass, 14 carat gold and grade A and B stones to create unique, high-fashion pieces.

Originally posted by Angela Shupe on December 25, 2007 in News.

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