“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.” ~ Anne Sullivan
The words of Anne Sullivan, the renowned teacher and companion of the famed Helen Keller, provide the perfect metaphor for our experience with Sbangle in its infancy. Anyone who has ever attempted to launch his or her own small business can attest to the fact that much of the time is spent fumbling around in the dark on one's own searching for understanding and just hoping for that spark- that Eureka moment- where it all comes together.
We are thankful that every "failure" or frustration has yielded a lesson learned, a new skill mastered, a new friend made, and a clearer sight of the truest form of beauty: the journey.
We launched Sbangle on October 19, 2012 with the mission of sharing our art with the world. At Sbangle we believe one shouldn't lock her jewelry away waiting for an invite to an event as each day is a special occasion and should be celebrated to the fullest extent. Thus, we have sought to construct our handmade crystal Sbangle bracelets to be as vibrant as the women who wear them.
As our first few weeks flew by, Sbangle's brand continued to grow stronger as we earned more friends, likes, and followers on Facebook and Twitter, respectively. We are thankful for every like, comment, post, share, and email with feedback. It has helped us grow stronger and discover a new purpose: charitable ventures.
In the winter of 2012, we launched a Pink Ribbon Sbangle to raise awareness of breast cancer and money for research leading to the cure. After an intense amount of research to vet the credibility of each charitable organization we support, Sbangle has found a charity willing to permit us to openly acknowledge our contributions to promote transparency for our friends and followers.
Each quarter, Sbangle proudly donates 10% of all sales of each Pink Ribbon Sbangle sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Being able to help raise money and awareness for such an important cause has been our shining moment. It seems we discovered along the way, as Anne Sullivan put it, "a purpose [we'll] be glad to remember."
Sbangle has since expanded to feature a:
Red Ribbon Sbangle (HIV& AIDS Awareness and Prevention/ Heart Disease),
Purple Ribbon Sbangle (Premature Birth & Alzheimer's Disease), and
Gold Ribbon Sbangle (Pediatric Cancer)
... and this is only the beginning.
We'd like to use our first Blog post to thank our families, our friends, and followers for all of their love, support, and feedback. We hope you will subscribe to our Blog to share in our continued adventures.