Next restock date: TBD

hello!
You’re here for the goods. Who is the person behind the squares on instagram?
Well…it’s me! Shan! I’m a wife to Mikel and a mom to nine year old twins. I initially started this business as a fun little side hustle. I was rounding out a decade of designing websites and brand identities for other small businesses.
I made my first set of bracelets for a friend two years before I actually dove in and made this a thing. My kids were in their 7th year earth side and I wanted something that we could do together. Naming the company Rosie Joan after my dear grandmother was an easy choice. Every bracelet we string in her name and sharing her legacy with my children is the cherry on the top.
so, who is
rosie joan?
Rosalie (Rosie) Joan was the beloved matriarch of our family and my grandma. She had a high flair for fashion, even at 81 years young. She took great pride in her appearance and looked so much younger than her years, which when noted would always make her beam.
The values and life lessons that she shared with me are the same things that I hope to pass on to my kids.
Like so many, cancer took her life sooner than we were prepared for. This is our way to have her live on.
rosie over the years
some of my favorite photos of grandma rosie!
1957
Playing it cool about being a total style icon
1978
She worked as the high school secretary
1948
Little Rosie looking cute as a button
1974
"Karen's wedding. The way we used to be." Written on the back of a polaroid
80's(ish)
Probably dreaming up her next painting project
1948
Little Rosie looking cute as a button
1957
Playing it cool about being a total style icon
1965
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1978
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1989
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giving back
A PORTION OF ROSIE JOAN’S ANNUAL SALES WILL BE DONATED TO WATER FIRST.
Numerous Indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to clean drinking water. Water First helps address local water challenges in Indigenous communities through education, training and meaningful collaboration.