THE WRAPPED WRIST was founded by Blythe Chesney at the age of 15 when she decided to turn her hobby of jewelry making into a business. Currently 21 years old and a full-time student at the University of Illinois studying Architecture, Blythe finds time to run a small business between her studies and a part-time job as an ice skating instructor and zamboni driver at her college’s ice arena.
Blythe has had a passion for designing and being creative since the early age of five when she began making jewelry as a fun gift for family and friends during the holidays. As she grew older and developed her skills, Blythe began to create high quality jewelry. When she was 15 years old, she saw an expensive beaded leather wrap bracelet at a store and decided to teach herself how to make a bracelet of that style. She realized that, like herself, many people want affordable jewelry that doesn’t sacrifice on the quality, and THE WRAPPED WRIST was born.
Having been an animal lover her whole life, Blythe decided to donate 10% of her profits to PAWS Chicago, a no-kill animal shelter that is trying to end the euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats.