BraceletsByJen

Quality Handmade Embroidery Friendship Bracelets & More

Arlington, Massachusetts 223 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (49)

BraceletsByJen

Quality Handmade Embroidery Friendship Bracelets & More

Arlington, Massachusetts | 223 Sales

Jenn Surprenant

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Jenn Surprenant

Announcement    Hello, and welcome to Bracelets By Jen. Here you will find various types of quality handmade embroidery macrame friendship bracelets, awareness bracelets, hemp bracelets and more. Please be sure to check back often as I am always adding new items.

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Announcement

Last updated on Aug 15, 2019

Hello, and welcome to Bracelets By Jen. Here you will find various types of quality handmade embroidery macrame friendship bracelets, awareness bracelets, hemp bracelets and more. Please be sure to check back often as I am always adding new items.

Follow me on social media for shop updates, sales, discount coupon codes and more.

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About BraceletsByJen

Sales 223
On Etsy since 2012

Childhood Hobby Evolved

The history 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

Traditions claim that while the recipient is having the bracelet tied on their wrist by their friend to make a wish. The bracelet is meant to be worn on the wrist until it disintegrates naturally. At that time the wish is supposed to come true.
Today friendship bracelets seem to be appearing on the wrists of everyone from children to adults.

ABOUT ME
Hello, my name is Jenn. I am a single mom to a now wonderful young man. I currently live in the Boston area. People who are close to me would describe me as an open-minded, down to earth, caring and honest person. When I am not creating one of my bracelets or some other handmade craft, you can usually find me at a local coffee shop socializing with friends. I enjoy many things in life. Some activities include reading, playing softball, camping and baking. I adore animals and the outdoors.

I enjoy every minute of being a handmade business owner. It is nice to make some extra income, however the most gratifying part about having my shop is that I get to share my passion with my customers. A good day is when I know I have put a smile or made a difference to even just one customer.

I decided to open an Etsy shop because I wanted the opportunity to share with others something I enjoyed and was passionate about. I knew I could offer a product that was both meaningful as well as being practical. Basically I started my business with the intention of making a difference in my customers lives.

ABOUT MY WORK
I take pride in each every item I create. 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 a great time of effort and love 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. As challenging as it may sound, I love every minute of it. In no way does it feel like work.
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.
My goal in the near future is to expand my shop to a wider variety of jewelry and other handmade products. Therefore, please be sure to check back often, as I am always adding new and exciting items.

*ATTENTION*
I HAVE ONE PET CAT. SHE IS AN INDOOR CAT, AND I DO MY BEST TO KEEP HER HAIR AND/OR DANDER AWAY FROM MY BRACELETS. HOWEVER, AN OCCASIONAL HAIR MAY BECOME AIRBORNE, AND COME IN CONTACT WITH MY BRACELETS. THEREFORE, IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN PURCHASING ITEMS FROM MY SHOP. THANK YOU!

Shop members

  • Jenn

    Owner, Maker

    Hi I'm Jenn, a busy single mom, handmade craft fanatic, Bon Jovi lover and coffee addict who is over enthusiastic about Essie nail polish. When I'm not creating some sort of craft, I enjoy other things like reading, baking and cuddling with my cat.

  • Handmade By Me Member

    Owner, Maker

    I am a proud member of The All Handmade By Me team. You can be assured that all the items in my shop are handmade by me with special love and care. I take pride in my work, and therefore put great effort and time into everything I create.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 10, 2019
Thank you for visiting Bracelets By Jen on Etsy. Please take a moment to browse my items, and let me know if you are looking for something specific.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
My number one priority is great customer service, therefore if you are not completely satisfied with your item for any reason you may return it within 14 days for a refund of the purchase price. Shipping charges however will not be refunded. Buyer pays for return shipping, unless the problem is my fault. If for some reason your item is lost in the mail, be assured that I will either refund your money (purchase price & shipping) or replace/make your item.
Payment
♥ TAXES
Taxes will be added according to your states percent.

♥ PAYMENT TYPES ACCEPTED:
• Paypal
• Visa / Mastercard / Discover / American Express Credit Cards (via direct checkout)
• Etsy Gift Cards

♥ CANCELLATION POLICY
If you pay for an item, and then decide that you would like to cancel your order please contact me within 24 hours to cancel. Otherwise, it will be shipped, and you will have to pay for return shipping.

Please note, before I ship an item out, your payment must clear. Also, if you are ordering a custom bracelet you must pay for the item first. Then once your payment has cleared I will begin my work.
Shipping
♥ DOMESTIC SHIPPING ♥

►READY TO SHIP ITEMS - will ship withing 1-3* business days. I ship my items via USPS First Class. All orders within the United States (some international too) will have tracking number in which you can find by clicking on your profile avatar, and clicking "Purchases and Reviews".
► CUSTOM ORDERS (Within USA) will vary by order. The estimated shipping time is 7-10* business days after payment has cleared. However, some orders may take longer to fulfill, while others less time.
► PRIORITY SHIPPING (For Domestic Only) - I currently offer Priority shipping on all my ready to ship items. Please select which shipping service you would like at checkout.

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♥ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ♥

► International shipping time are longer than domestic times.
► Please note that some international packages cannot be tracked or confirmed with a tracking number. I will however send a picture or copy of an official receipt stating that your item was shipped as well as a customs form.
► READY TO SHIP - Items will be shipped out within 1-3 business days after payment has cleared.
► CUSTOM ORDERS - shipping times for custom orders will vary by order. The estimated shipping time for custom orders is 7-10 business days after payment has cleared. However that is just an estimate, not a guarantee.
►If you are located outside the United States and would like expedited shipping, please contact me and we can work something out.

**IMPORTANT**
Please do not ask me to send your item as a gift to lower shipping costs and/or avoid fees. This is illegal, and I will NOT do it.

♥ SHIPPING PRICES - I calculate how much to charge for shipping by adding the following costs.
• Actual USPS shipping service cost (includes custom fees, VAT, etc. for international orders.
• Cost of shipping supplies, which includes bubble mailers, shipping labels, packaging tape, printer ink, paper, etc.
• Cost of packaging (to allow for safe delivery), which includes protective baggie for item to prevent water damage, bubble wrap to prevent damage to bracelet charms, clasps, clamps, etc. Occasionally I will gift wrap a order if the customer requests it.

*Shipping times are approximate, and can not be guaranteed. However, if after an extended period of time you have not received you package please contact me and I will do my best to track it down. If for some reason your item is lost in the mail, be assured that I will either refund your money or replace/make your item.

Customs and Import Taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I am mot responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ's

♥ Where does this store ship from?
Items from this store are shipped from Arlington Massachusetts.

♥ What shipping service do you use?
I ship all my orders using USPS.

♥ Do you offer item tracking?
Yes, each order shipped will include a tracking number in which I will provide you with. The cost of tracking is included in the shipping cost. For international orders I will provide a picture or copy of a receipt verifying your order has been shipped.

♥ How long will it take to receive my item?
Please allow 1-3 business day after payment has cleared for me to ship out your item. Custom orders, depending on the order, will take longer. The estimated time is about 7-10 business day after payment has cleared. For orders within the US please allow at least 7 business days to receive your order. For International orders please allow at least 21 business days for delivery. These are only estimates. Shipping times vary depending on where the item is going
**PLEASE NOTE THAT IN SOME CASES THE TIME IT TAKES TO CREATE AND SEND YOUR ITEM OUT MAY TAKE LONGER THAN THE AVERAGE STATED TIME ABOVE. THIS IS BECAUSE THERE MAY BE ORDERS BEFORE YOU I MUST COMPLETE, I NEED TO ORDER A SUPPLY FOR YOUR ITEM OR SOME OTHER ISSUE THAT MAY ARISE. THIS IS NOT TYPICAL, HOWEVER DOES HAPPEN OCCASIONALLY WHERE IT TAKES A GOOD LENGTH OF TIME. IN THESE CASES, I WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DISCOUNT, ETC YOUR ORDER FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. HANDMADE ITEM ORDERS ARE NOT INSTANT UNLESS SPECIFIED. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

♥ Do you ship outside of the United States?
Yes, I ship worldwide. However, please note that shipping charges are higher than orders from within the United States.

♥ What is your return policy?
If you are not completely satisfied with your item for any reason you may return it within 14 days for a refund of the purchase price. Shipping charges however will not be refunded. Buyer pays for return shipping.
Privacy
I, Jennifer Surprenant, owner of Bracelets By Jen am based in Arlington, Massachusetts US. I have been selling on Etsy since December 2012, and mainly sell to buyers in the US, but offers items for sale world-wide.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.


INFORMATION I COLLECT

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.


WHY I NEED YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW I USE IT

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including: as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support; if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as
1)Providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services.2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy
I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.

Service Providers
I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as USPS. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform shipping services.

Compliance with Laws
I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.


DATA RETENTION

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 5 years.


Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions.


YOUR RIGHTS

(Based on GDPR Requirements)

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access
You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object
You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain
If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

I, Jennifer Surprenant, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at jasurprenent [!at] hotmail.com.

Alternately, you may mail me at:

Jennifer Surprenant
37 Drake Road, Apt 618
Arlington, MA 02476

More information

Last updated on Oct 1, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

It is okay to get this bracelet wet, as it will not harm the bracelet. However, be advised that over time it may fade the colors. If the bracelet should get dirty take a cloth (I recommend a facial cloth) and run it under cool water. Then squeeze out the excess water and rub the soiled area gently in a circular motion. If the stain is more severe, try using a small amount of Tide® To Go Instant Stain Remover and rub in a gentle circular motion until the stain disappears. Lay the bracelet flat on a paper towel until dry.

How long have you been creating bracelets?

I have been making friendship bracelets since I was 11 years old, and in middle school.

I have a certain color palette/pattern/design in mind, but don't see it in your shop.

I am willing to create any size, shape, pattern, material, design, add-ons and/or color bracelet. Please contact me to let me know what you are looking for, and we can go from there.
There are so many options. Some examples include Aztec design embroidery bracelet with spikes or charms.
Many who take their jewelry off at night prefer to have a toggle or lobster clasp for easy removal.
If you imagine it.....I can most likely create itI have a certain pattern in mind but don't see it in your shop.
Also, Pinterest is a great place to find thousands of bracelet patterns. I suggest taking a look to see what other patterns are available.

Do you do orders in bulk?

Yes, if you are interested in ordering any of my items in large quantities please contact me to work out the details.

Please allow sufficient time for your order to be made. Each item I handcraft is made with passion and enthusiasm. No two items are the same. Plus depending on what I am creating, it could take 1 hour or 2 weeks.

How much does a custom order cost?

It depends on the bracelet you are looking for. Each bracelet is different. Before I start the bracelet I will email you what the cost of the bracelet will be. I DO NOT CHARGE EXTRA BECAUSE IT IS A CUSTOM ORDER. Therefore, the price will be the same as if it were already premade. However, the cost of materials and difficulty {time to make} is different for each bracelet. I price my bracelets accordingly.

I need my order shipped to an address (for special occasion or whatever your reasoning is).

Absolutely, I would be happy to ship your item to where ever you need it to go.

***If you don't contact me, or write the address it is to be shipped, Etsy automatically creates a shipping label with your address.**

Also, if it is a gift please let me know so I send the gift receipt (no prices or costs on this slip) as well as if you would like it gift wrapped. Also if you could inform me of the occasion (Christmas, Birthday, etc.) so I can choose the wrapping paper/Gift bag/Card accordingly.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If your order is a gift please let me know so I send the gift receipt (no prices or costs on this slip) as well as if you would like it gift wrapped. Also if you could inform me of the occasion (Christmas, Birthday, etc.) so I can choose the wrapping paper/Gift bag/Card accordingly.

How can I contact you if I have a question?

For a quicker response please use the "contact shop owner" form on the shop page.

However, you can also email me directly at jasurprenant@hotmail.com. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

I also have a Google Voice number you may call. Please message me for the number. Google Voice allow me to phone a customer, without either of our personal numbers being used.

The reason I ask for the message is I could miss your call if I am unaware that you are trying to reach me.