Faces of the Markets
Elizabeth Clark – Peace. Love. Lotus.
Elizabeth Clark was raised in Green Bay and recently moved back “home” to Hobart after going through a divorce.
“I’m a domestic abuse survivor and started a beaded bracelet business called Peace Love Lotus,” Clark said. “I make custom, “feel-good” bracelets to empower women and girls. For the month of October, I’m donating all of my profits to the Golden House of Green Bay to help other domestic violence victims. Each day, I post a bracelet on my Facebook and Instagram pages with a quote and a resource to help victims get support or heal from the trauma.”
Founded as Lost Lake Beads during the COVID shutdown in May 2020, Clark originally started making bracelets with her daughter to help friends and family feel loved during that chaotic time.
She said the business has always been about showing support and love to one another, but in July she rebranded her business as Peace Love Lotus to change her focus to empowering women and girls and to help victims of domestic violence.
“I came up with Peace Love Lotus after struggling through a divorce and going through a process of healing and re-inventing myself,” Clark said. “One of the first things I did was get my first and only tattoo of a lotus flower. The flower meant so much to me. The lotus flower symbolizes strength, resistance, overcoming obstacles and hard times and growing back with more energy. I’ve always been a spiritual person, so rebranding with the lotus in my business name meant so much to me. I think it would mean a lot to other domestic violence victims too.”
Clark makes custom beaded bracelets with different meanings, but they always convey love to the recipient of the bracelet.
“Typically, people contact me with what they want, and I make something special for ‘their person,’” Clark said. “Last winter, I made breast cancer bracelets and donated profits to a local breast cancer group. This October during domestic violence awareness month, I’ve been making lotus and evil eye bracelets to help support domestic violence victims.”
While she’s not currently selling at the farmers markets, her bracelets are available at the Plaid Bear in St. Germain, the Copper Mug in Marathon, Barnwood Coffee Company in Two Rivers and she will soon be selling locally at the Flower Pot in Green Bay.
She also sells directly through her Facebook and Instagram pages @peace.love.lotus
Clark says the most unique thing about Peace Love Lotus is the ability to empower women through a piece of jewelry.
“There’s so much love that goes into my bracelets, and I’ve made so many friends throughout this journey,” Clark said. “I was at Hobby Lobby buying beads a few nights ago and started up a conversation with the cashier about my business. By the next day, my new cashier friend had already contacted me on Facebook and ordered her first bracelet.”
Clark said as a domestic abuse survivor, it’s important for her to give back to an organization that helped her so much.
“The Golden House is an amazing resource that provides help and healing, counseling and shelter to domestic violence victims,” Clark said. “By donating my proceeds for October and a large batch of bracelets, I hope to help support the victims and make them feel loved and special too.”