Preteen Entrepreneurs Find Success with Inspirational Jewelry
Mackenzie Brundage, age 12, and Payton Brundage, age 10, are making handmade bracelets in the Sandestin area to inspire young adults to think positively. The sisters created their Peace. Passion. Positivity. inspirational bracelets for young girls to have simple, wearable reminders to take pride in themselves, spread positivity and proudly display their uniqueness. Charms include positive messages, sports, hobbies and favorite animals.
They started making the bracelets in elementary school, after Mackenzie won a speech competition: What to say when you talk to yourself. She learned about the power of speaking and thinking positively, and realized the power of thoughts becoming things. The first bracelet had a charm that reads, "Be yourself." The jewelry took off and the preteens soon were selling more than 100 of the $10 handmade bracelets per week locally.
More than 20,000 Peace. Passion. Positivity. inspirational bracelets have been sold nationwide and are now placed at 163 different stores. The Brundage sisters attend regional markets to showcase their products and have developed a diligent work ethic. A portion of their proceeds goes to three local nonprofits: the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Food for Thought and Children’s Advocacy Center.
Bracelets can be purchased at local stores and online at MyFunBracelets.com.