The Barnstable Bracelet was conceived by Karen Francis in the summer of 2004. The idea of honoring the history of the town of Barnstable and its seven villages was something I felt compelled to make a reality. Therefore, with extensive research of each village, I chose the most popular trades from the 17th - 19th centuries, to keep with a common theme. I've always had a love for jewelry, along with history, and my town. The history in Barnstable is fascinating. So, with research, many trips to the library, hours on the computer and a great deal of perseverance, The Barnstable Bracelet was created. Soon after that, I also designed the Falmouth, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Bracelets.
I want to thank my family and friends for their patience and support during my research and commitment to this project. Whether it's the Nantucket, Falmouth, Martha's Vineyard or the original Barnstable Bracelet, wear your Historic Cape Bracelet with pride for your town and its heritage. Now everyone can "Own a Piece of History"!
- Karen Francis
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