Meet Dr. Peggy
Meet Dr. Peggy
The Gratitude Psychologist and Jewelry Designer
The story of Love In A Bracelet dates back to 1994 when friends gave me grief bracelets during a difficult time in my life. I was 26 years old and engaged to be married. My fiancé was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer just three months into our engagement, and I was to begin my doctoral program in psychology. I postponed entering graduate school to be with him every day during the last days of his life. My fiancé did not live to see our wedding day. After he passed away, I was comforted by my loving parents in my childhood home. Suddenly and unexpectedly, my father, Bill Doherty, a beloved physician, died six weeks later from a heart attack while on a ski chairlift in Vermont. During that time of grieving the two most important men in my life, I was given gifts of angels in many forms, including on cards, pillows, pens, books, pins, and jewelry. I loved being able to wear jewelry representing my two angels in Heaven.
I went on to complete my doctorate, and I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a psychologist. I met and fell in love with my loving husband, and we have three beautiful children. While I love being a psychologist, I learned early on that self-care is crucial for my own mental health. I took a class in jewelry making, and I quickly became addicted to the therapeutic, healing effect of beading. As I became more confident in my abilities and designs, I was inspired to forge my two passions: psychology and jewelry. Out of this was born Love In A Bracelet – bracelets designed to inspire, comfort, encourage, and support, sprinkled with a little mental health. My wish is that the bracelets provide comfort for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or going through a difficult time.
While I have many designs to choose from, I love working with customers to design customized bracelets and cards that offer love and support. These unique, meaningful gifts have been referred to as “a pep talk on my wrist”, “a hug on my wrist”, and “like holding my hand through a difficult time.”
Thank you for taking a look. I hope that you find a bracelet that inspires you. I would also be delighted to create something special for your unique gift giving needs, or for yourself. Each gemstone has special meaning, and I enjoy incorporating that meaning into the overall design and message of the bracelet. Your recipient is guaranteed to feel special. Your recipient is guaranteed to feel the love. Love in a bracelet.