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Wear it and Share it with Strung Up Jewelry
If you have ever been diagnosed with a mental illness, or know of someone who has, then you will be able to relate to the story behind Strung Up Jewelry. It isn’t every day that you are able to find a retail that dedicates their entire life to reaching out to those who cannot speak out freely about their mental condition. Strung Up Jewelry has been on the road traveling from town to town, city to city, state to state, in order to spread comfort to those who have struggled like Glen Roseman, with his mental illness of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and with being Bipolar.
Mental illness is something so many people feel uncomfortable talking about; many are scared that if they open up about this illness, then they will soon be labeled "abnormal" or even "crazy" in some cases. But Strung Up Jewelry has made a way for those who cannot speak, through Glen Roseman's brilliant idea. By using recycled guitar strings, Glen and his wife Joyce Roseman have been able to give something that soothes the heart and calms the mind, and that is Strung Up Jewelry.
Strung Up Jewelry was created in 2009 by Glen Roseman and his wife Joyce Roseman. Little did they know that their brilliant jewelry idea was going to be the voice for everyone who has ever been diagnosed with mental illness, and even those who have loved ones that battle this illness every day.
"Plans of mice and men don’t always work out", Glen told me as he tried to describe the awesome road he and his wife have traveled over their 24 years of marriage. Glen and Joyce have been together far longer than the typical couple who have to go through having a spouse with a mental illness. It isn’t an easy battle and no one can ever know what it has been like for the Roseman family. They have experienced so many hardships as well as blessings over the years.
Glen has encountered many obstacles like losing 10 jobs within the past 12 years, but each time Glen has tightened his boot straps and continued down the path of success. The success of Strung Up Jewelry has been far better than either Glen or Joyce could have ever imagined. It is because of this that Glen and Joyce are going to plant roots down here in Savannah, Georgia and continue to speak about mental illness and spreading the joy of Strung Up Jewelry.
Glen and Joyce are having the busiest time of their life right now, with business booming, and their music careers taking off. Now that Glen is turning 52, he has grown wiser and knows that sometimes his condition will take twists he doesn’t always expect, but he leans on God and his "Make it Work" plan that helps keep things on a less winding road for not only himself, but his loving family too.
To learn more about Glen and Joyce's awesome story you can go to their website, strungupjewelry.com
Remember, never be ashamed of who you are, and never be afraid to speak out! Just remember Glen Roseman and his amazing story.
Written by: Amber Dyson