Meet the Member: Kelly Broesche of KB Design HTX

Guided by the belief that small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities, The Scout Guide Houston connects readers with the entrepreneurs, makers, movers, and shakers that make Houston a vibrant place to live, work, and visit. Our most recent Guide, Volume 6, serves as an introduction to a handful of Houston’s many small business owners. This series, Meet the Members, is both a continuation of that introduction and an opportunity to deepen your connection with these entrepreneurs. Follow along as we chat with Volume 6 and share their stories, inspiration, and motivation. Up next? Kelly Broesche, owner of KB Design HTX.

Best known for the Eterna Bracelet, KB Design HTX specializes in permanent jewelry, or for the uninitiated, dainty chains welded onto the wearer for everyday sparkle. The trend has expanded from bracelets to anklets, necklaces, and rings, and is increasingly popular both for its experience and subtle luxury. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind the fan-favorite…

The Scout Guide Houston: First and foremost, what inspired you to take the entrepreneurial leap?
Kelly Broesche: I actually didn’t plan on starting a business! My kids were getting older so I started making jewelry as a hobby. People took a liking to what I was creating, the word spread, and I realized I was running a business!

TSG Houston: So the better question would be, what was the inspiration behind the fan-favorite Eterna bracelet?
KB: I began welding the Eterna bracelet because I just liked the idea of a permanent bracelet. I had no idea it would take on a life of its own!

TSG Houston: How does the Eterna bracelet work?
KB: The Eterna bracelet is a solid 14k gold or sterling silver chain measured perfectly for your wrist size and welded in my Houston or Brenham studio. You can choose from our exclusive line of 14k gold diamond and gemstone charms to add to your Eterna Bracelet and come back to add more charms to your existing Eterna bracelet!

TSG Houston: Who are the Eterna’s biggest fans?
KB: Anyone and everyone! Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, sisters, brothers, friends; those setting goals or those who have achieved them; those who have overcome obstacles – all come to share the experience and leave with a permanent reminder of something meaningful.

TSG Houston: Clearly you have quite the demand! How do you balance work and life?
KB: Hmmm, I haven’t quite mastered that one yet! I wear all the hats at KB Design HTX, so my work is a good portion of my life right now! Since I don’t have little ones at home it’s not really an issue, so that’s good. I just love what I do!

TSG Houston: What do you love most about what you do?
KB: The opportunity to bring joy! I want everyone who wears an Eterna bracelet or other KB Design HTX jewelry to feel happy when they looks at their piece of jewelry.

We look forward to sharing more of KB Design HTX story with you over the next year – in the meantime, book an appointment to add the Eterna bracelet to your summer stack, and tell them Scout sent you!