The best part about being a blogger is that you get to meet creative souls with a big heart. Sometimes you meet people who are angels on earth, and this is where I found a true gem. Karen Verrelli is the founder and designer behind Karamella Designs based in Ontario, Canada.
I was introduced to her special designed bracelets through her instagram account. I messaged her and asked her if she could make me one that said , “I Love My Blog.” Thinking she forgot all about me, I was delightfully surprised to receive a message from her with a picture of the bracelet she made for me. She told me it was her treat and she would be sending it my way. Amazed and instantly impressed with her generosity, I asked her to tell me a bit about Karamella Designs, as I knew immediately that this was not just not an ordinary woman selling bracelets (I can sniff good energy anywhere).
Well of course Karen it turns out is an angel to some souls, at times when they need it most. Karen went on to tell me how she designs customized bracelets just because she wants to put a smile on the face of those who are experiencing some challenges in life.
Karen has been making jewelry for friends and family for years. About a year and half ago, she launched Karamella to run a fundraiser and it took off. Since then, Karen helps those who reach out to her, or those whom she knows are dealing with some difficult times. She mails them a custom bracelet, with an inspiring charm message, in the hopes that it will make them smile, encourage them and remind them that things will turn out okay.
She simply wants to offer unique and trendy pieces that are not only affordable, but help people deal with their daily struggles, while offering hope and faith for a better future. “I just want them to wear the piece of jewelry and feel special.”
Karen has raised funds for Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and has helped countless other individuals who have fought health battles and experienced major losses.
The reason why she does it? “I have been blessed with so much. I just want to be able to give back.” Karen is a full time banker by day and an angel and inspiration at all other times. She counts her family as her biggest blessing. Our biggest blessing is having someone like Karen in this world. This woman is a true inspiration and we can’t thank you enough for brightening our lives.
I’m sure we all know someone who could use an inspirational message with a stylish twist. Contact Karen if you want to make a loved one smile with something uniquely special via firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out her Facebook or Instagram page @ karamella_designs
Stay Fabulously Stylish and Inspired. xoxo
Here’s Karen with her beautiful blessings.