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"she believed she could" bangle

by Jen Pleasants $115.00 - 160.00
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Beautifully Confident

At those times when you know you need to take life into your own hands, these inspiring bangles will be right there to remind you that anything is possible. They have an organic, textured form handcrafted by sculptor Jen Pleasants, who also embosses each one with an empowering quote: "She believed she could, so she did!"

A firm believer in the power of an individual to achieve her dreams, Pleasants embraces an earth-friendly philosophy in her jewelry. The precious metals she uses are all recycled, she packages them in FSC-certified materials, and she even works in a studio made from reclaimed wood, topped with a living roof with grasses and flowers. Now it's your turn to see where your own possibilities will lead. Handmade in New York.

Inscription reads: "She Believed She Could, So She Did."
Designers Note: The actual phrase appears as an "artistic interpretation" of the message. It is stamped on the ring and sometimes a word or two is blurred or upside down intentionally! The pieces are organic in nature and the artist is celebrating the beauty in the simplicity and imperfections.

  • details
Handmade
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Item ID
24116
Made from
recycled sterling silver, 14kt gold plate
Measurements
2.5" diameter, 0.13" W
Notes
Sterling Silver jewelry stays clean if you wear it every day, but keep perfume and hairspray away from it. For cleaning use a simple jewelry polishing cloth and store your piece in a plastic zip-lock bag perhaps even with an anti tarnish strip. If you still notice tarnishing, try putting your piece in a glass bowl lined with tin foil. Dust the piece with baking soda and pour hot water on top. Use a soft toothbrush to remove it from the water and your silver should be shiny. Rinse off any remaining residue. To restore the shine on gold plating very gently rub with a non-abrasive jewelry polishing cloth.
  • the maker
Jen Pleasants

Jen Pleasants

Northern California designer Jen Pleasants hand sculpts her creations in a renovated goat shed topped with a living roof. Surrounded by crystals inside and redwoods outside, she creates pieces that are an external reflection of the beauty, magic, and power that we each possess on the inside. The organic nature of her designs coupled with the inspirational messages behind them, gives each piece a one-of-a-kind, meaningful feel.

Jen's jewelry emphasizes positive affirmations, invokes 'girl power' and is crafted with recycled metals and ethically sourced stones. Jen and her business partner, Amy Salisbury hope that by wearing their jewelry, people will be inspired to 'show the love' for themselves, for others and for the Earth.

Take a studio tour to see where Jen's jewelry takes its shape!

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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"SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE
 
3.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (58), No (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (15), Other (11), Self (7), Wife (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (25), Birthday (7), Valentine’s day (3)

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2.0

Pretty, but words are illegible

By 

from Trumbull, CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Pretty

Cons

  • Illegible

Best Uses

    Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

    I understand that "sometimes a word or two is blurred or upside down intentionally." However, with a 10X magnifying glass, I was only able to read "she" and "she." Makes it a very pretty plain bangle, but not a graduation gift.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Nice quality but smaller than expected

    By 

    from Vista, CA

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

          This is a lovely piece of jewelry, but I would not recommend it for people with large hands. Fortunately, it was a gift for my niece who has small hands/wrist. But I was not able to try it on myself.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Beautiful!

          By 

          from Denver, CO

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                I got this bracelet for my daughter's college graduation. The sentiment is perfect and it is a beautiful piece of jewelry. I loved that the sentiment was very small and you really had to look to see the bracelet said something.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                1.0

                Disappointing

                By 

                from SF Peninsual

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality Bangle

                Cons

                • Engraving Unreadable
                • poor workmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                  the bangle was small but good quality. it was sturdy and not flimsy. the stamp with the saying, was unreadable. If it was just a plain bangle, i would have kept it, but it was not worthy of a graduation present.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  Very pretty, but hard to read

                  By 

                  from Philly, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Arrived quickly
                  • Can wear anytime
                  • Light Weight
                  • Very pretty and elegant

                  Cons

                  • Inscription Hard To Read

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday wear

                  Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                  Nice looking bracelet that can be worn anytime, with a cocktail dress or jeans. The inscription is hard to read, but the sentiment is clear when giving it as a gift.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  absolutely beautiful, but small

                  By 

                  from NW Indiana

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Inspiring message
                  • One of a Kind
                  • Stunning looks

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                      Only one "complaint/constructive criticism"...this bracelet runs extremely small! My wife, sister and daughter all tried to put it on with no success...I will add that not one of these women is larger than your average-size woman. Very disappointing...

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Wife
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for a Graduation Present

                      By 

                      from Virginia

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                            This beautiful bracelet was a meaningful graduation gift for my daughter-in-law. Perfectly accompnied her other bracelets worn as a collection.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes, Yes
                            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                            • Other
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                            • Other

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                            2.0

                            bangle

                            By 

                            from VA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Very pretty

                            Cons

                            • Too small

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                              The bangle is too small to go over medium sized adult hands.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes, Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Child
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Other

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                              2.0

                              Bracelet was too small.

                              By 

                              from Atwater, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • nicely made

                              Cons

                              • Add A Quarter Inch To It
                              • Bracelet Is Too Small
                              • Needs Another 14
                              • The Writing Was Too Small

                              Best Uses

                              • None

                              Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                              I was looking forward to receiving this bracelet for my birthday present. It was too small. Being as thin as it is, it would've been difficult to have it enlarged. I returned it. Also, you'd need a magnifying glass to read the writing.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                              • Wife
                              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                              • Birthday

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                              4.0

                              a bit hard to read the lettering

                              By 

                              from Hayward, CA

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD" BANGLE:

                                    I bought two as gifts for my Granddaughters.
                                    the quality is good, but the lettering is a bit
                                    small and hard to read.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes, Yes
                                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                                    • Other
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                                    • Other

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                                    Q and A

                                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                                    351votes, 38 comments

                                    Cassie, UncommonGoods

                                    These beautiful bangles also have a beautiful message. Hold your cursor over the image to see the detail, then let us know whether you'd wear these bracelets or think they'd make a great gift for a determined lady.

                                    mary
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I would buy 3 asap!

                                    Tina

                                    I would buy 3 too!

                                    Jennifer
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I can immediately think of three people I would buy this for.

                                    Colette
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    love it

                                    Cindy
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    sentiment good, wording is lame.


                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I want one

                                    Holly
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    When it's available I'm buying!!!

                                    patti
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    already can think of 5 special girls to give these to

                                    Dina
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Love them!!! I want an arm full!!

                                    Elizabeth
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    This is probably good for younger girls who like trite slogans. A little unnecessary for older women, I think.

                                    Elizabeth
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    This is probably good for younger girls who like trite slogans. A little unnecessary for older women, I think.

                                    Patty
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    We all need extra encouragement sometimes!

                                    Malanda
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Love the bracelets and the message!

                                    bev
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    love them....a nice reminder to believe in yourself. we all need that!

                                    Debbie

                                    I would buy several of these right now, if they were available. I can think of at least three people for whom they would make the perfect gift.

                                    Margaret
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Love Them! Would buy for gifts

                                    Jane

                                    meh

                                    dana
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Hard to read quote and it looks like a crushed hallow bangle

                                    Joyce
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    don't care for embossing on bangles like this. no mention of cost?

                                    Beverly

                                    how fun

                                    Janet
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Lovely story but I don't care for the style

                                    Sean
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    Not that different than others

                                    rica

                                    Yeah, what's the price---that's big---so without it, I must say thumbs down

                                    Leah
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Like the concept, not the tacky phrase. Would never buy gold plated anything. Are there a variety of sizes?

                                    Mandy
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    The bracelet is gorgeous, but the sentiment could be more unique.

                                    Elizabeth
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Love the fact that these bangles are made from recycled - silver. Would like to know the price.

                                    Nikki
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Already have someone in mind to give this to! Love how they're made, love the message, love the look.

                                    Ami
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    depends on cost....like concept but maybe another quote?

                                    lori
                                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                                    common.....

                                    Liane
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I like these very much. I'd wear them myself, and also give them as gifts.

                                    Carol
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I LOVE JEWELRY!

                                    Karen
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    Where are the prices? Can't see any!

                                    Carmelita
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    like the quote..pretty cool and recycled material

                                    Cassie, UncommonGoods

                                    Thanks for the votes and comments, everyone! We don't include prices in our community voting app because the items aren't for sale yet. Our buyers are looking for feedback on the design, product story, materials, and uses of these items, so we don't include the price--with may not be finalized at the time the piece is up for voting.

                                    Betsy H
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I'm ordering 6 as soon as they're available. Nicest piece of jewelry I've seen in a long time.

                                    Kirsten
                                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                                    I could imagine buying one for several different people in my life.

                                    Brian

                                    I would love to have 3 of these. One for my wife and one for both of my daughters.

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