What happens when four friends and their daughters get together for a fun day of bracelet making? The creation of a lot of ideas! In early 2011, we decided to answer the "What if's" with Catholic Bling.
Catholic Bling began as a group of four teenage girls and their mothers who like to “do beading”. One of the mothers had accumulated many antique holy medals and crucifixes which were soon turning into trendy and popular jewelry. Recognizing a serious need for more current Catholic jewelry and Christian jewelry accessories and gift options, Catholic Bling was born. Positive feedback from the community was overwhelming and web orders came in from as far away as Scotland.
Today, the company is growing strong. Items are sold through Trunk Show Representatives, at special events and on-line. Their vintage look is popular and similar items are available elsewhere but people are drawn to Catholic Bling’s apostolic intention and the reverence and dedication they bring to each handmade piece. In response to a growing demand, Catholic Bling expanded their line to include beautiful, high quality new pieces, using vintage replicas, thus creating their more moderately priced CB line.
Catholic Bling is committed to keeping treasured medals and crucifixes in circulation. Their COM program (Customer’s Own Medals) allows individuals who possess family or sentimental holy pieces to re-style them, creating an updated wearable. For Catholic Bling’s founders, corporate staff and the growing number of Representatives across the country, the business is a ministry of sorts. In both small and large ways, these beautiful pieces begin conversations that change lives.
“We are honored and grateful to share a passion for our faith and our fashion with you”