As a writer, I’m a long-standing believer that words have a huge impact on humans day in and day out. What you read and repeat to yourself can drastically shape your attitudes and convictions, which is why Allie Pust’s shop A Gilded Line offers an incredible medium for both truth and beauty.
Allie began stamping bracelets as she helped her eldest daughter raise money for a field trip, but friends and family continued to request personalized cuffs long after the mother-daughter pair had reached their fundraising goal. It didn’t take long for Allie to recognize the incredible potential of the bracelets to spread truth (namely Scripture) simply by wearing the personalized cuffs.
I discovered A Gilded Line when I was searching for bridesmaids gifts for my girls; I wanted to stray from the current fads, yet still present them with something meaningful and personalized. I had Allie stamp words from my bridesmaids’ favorite hymns on their bracelets, and they turned out beautifully. Allie has an ever-growing list of customization options, from different metals and widths, as well as a variety of beautiful fonts. She also makes bookmarks, key chains, and luggage tags that can also be personalized!
A Gilded Line is a real passion for Allie. Speaking with her, I was struck by her bubbly and outgoing personality–she loves people and she loves sharing the gospel. Allie shared that she will approach just about anybody in order to share the love of Christ and often offer to give away whatever bracelet she’s wearing on that day. I so respect her courage and vivacity as a go-getter, and I believe this combined with God’s grace is what has made A Gilded Line grow exponentially since Allie first opened her Etsy shop last January.
The bracelets are functional and easy to wear; the metal is pliable, so it’s easy to adjust to the width of your wrist. They’re a perfect vehicle for reminding yourself of important truths–much like looking at a watch, you find yourself glancing at the cuff multiple times a day, which makes it easy to remember whatever special words are printed there.
“I’ve never doubted that it’s an affordable way for people to see a truth daily when they need to stay encouraged. It’s an awesome way to wear words of truth and tell others about it. I think it’s a great way to break the ice. I love seeing people talk about why they’re wearing what they’re wearing.” -Allie Pust
One of Allie’s favorite things to do with A Gilded Line is to join forces with those fighting cancer or some other hardship, using the bracelets for a fundraiser. The cuffs are a wearable way to keep a loved one in mind, a way to spread a slogan, and a reminder to pray for those in need. Allie hopes that A Gilded Line will continue to grow so that she can do more and more of these fundraisers.
The concept behind A Gilded Line is simple–metal cuffs printed with words–but they have a potent impact, whether its keeping its wearer grounded in truth or spreading support for someone in need. Check out A Gilded Line on Facebook, Instagram, or Etsy!