I created the Bangle & Babe Key Ring after trying to find a vintage key ring like I remembered so many fashionable ladies had when I was growing up. You know the one, large circle covered in metal mesh. They had heart shapes, too. I remember thinking those were particularly fancy. I was tired of standing in parking lots searching through my bag for my keys while juggling my baby and all that she required. I needed something I could easily slip on my wrist or in a pocket and have easy and quick access to. But, I didn't want metal mesh. My daughter inevitably ended up with my keys anytime we were out and that just wasn't going to work. Thus the Bangle & Babe bracelet key ring was born.
I launched Bangle & Babe in October 2017 after Hurricane Harvey came through our beautiful coastal community of Rockport, TX and shook up our lives. Our little bungalow sadly didn't weather the storm and we decided (or rather, Harvey decided for us) to move to Corpus Christi. I'd already been researching and working with my manufacturers for over a year, I had my foundation laid but didn't have a concrete timeline. What better time to launch your business than when you're in the middle of cleaning up the biggest mess you've ever seen in your life, living out of boxes with no furniture and searching for a new home? Ha! I decided I wouldn't let the fear of failure deter me any longer; I worked my tail off to polish up what I had in place and I launched. We were living in a friends house and didn't have a home base, I guess you could say I needed a distraction.
I'm so grateful to all our friends and customers who have been so helpful and supportive. I love hearing how much people enjoy their key ring. I hear “I didn't even know I needed this until I got it, now I can't live without it!” all the time, and it brings me so much joy. I truly love my Bangle & Babe Bracelet Key Ring, I find it incredibly useful and I hope you do too.