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Re: “Never Take It Off: Merch with meaning from the Simms siblings

I don't have one,but think I should get one. I struggle with serious depression and don't want my daughter to struggle the way I have. She is my rock and keeps me moving with her smile and undying love...without her I would be dead. She is a bright,loving, and giving sweet little girl. She is so positive and reminds me everyday that I have a purpose. I have made a multitude of mistakes and have a hard time forgiving myself...I don't want my daughter to hate herself the way I feel like such a failure. I know there is hope out there,but seems so out of reach no matter how hard I try.

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Posted by Mary Ellen Anderson-Hill on 02/26/2014 at 10:27 PM

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When I first saw NTIO bracelets I immediately wanted one. It took my mom forever to let me get my first one, which happened to be Cross My Heart Hope To Die. She just saw them as a "piece of string", but I saw them as something more. I remember tying it around my wrist and saying my vow(s). The bracelet itself seemed small, but after it was tied on it became much bigger. NTIO bracelets are my equivalent to tattoos. When I tie them on they become apart of me. I have four NTIO bracelets and each one has a special meaning to me. They've become my security blanket . If I lose self-confidence in myself, I look at the bracelets and remember the vows I made. I've tried explaining my connection with NTIO to my friends/family, but they don't understand. They see them as a "piece of string" that will eventually fall off my wrist. I've never thought I'd feel so strongly about 4 bracelets. The impact NTIO has had on me it such a positive one, and I'm forever grateful to Juliet and Tommy and the rest of the NTIO fairies for creating such a beautiful jewelry that has real meaning behind it. Thank you, those tow words may seem so simple, but I mean them with all my heart.

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Posted by babysnake on 02/26/2014 at 9:35 PM

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I purchased the Black Ink Revenge NTIO bracelet at warped tour 2013, and let me just tell you Juliet is SO BEAUTIFUL. Wearing this bracelet upon my wrist reminds me that I am who I am and I shouldn't change my entire persona for people who don't care for me. We're all tied up in knots, just remember to stay strong and true to yourself.

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Posted by anitwit on 02/26/2014 at 9:18 PM

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i always I have one on when I go to a concert. I feel like it captures all of the positive energy. when they wear down and I have to get a new one, I can look back at them and remember which concerts I went to with them on. they're kind of like lucky rocks. I love the idea behind the vows too. it's a great way to remember to keep a promise.

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Posted by Sylvia Primm on 02/26/2014 at 8:37 PM

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Aw so many nice comments ^_^ I'm proud to be an A.LL and NTIO fan. I have proudly worn my NTIO bracelets and have been keeping to my vows/hoping for my wishes for the past 2 years almost! I've never had the chance to see Juliet or Tommy as I live in the UK, but I do all that I can to support their music. I have bought NTIO bracelets for friends and have reccommend them to others because they carry such meaning and each one can tell a story. I found an A.LL fan within my own school through a conversation that started about NTIO of they had seen it on my wrist! The lovely people at NTIO have done more than send me my purchases, but I have had a few conversations with Natalie (hi if you get to read this!) who is lovely :) we spoke a few times during Juliet's time on The Voice - I had to keep myself awake until 3:00AM so that I could live stream it here to support Juliet. As I couldn't buy the voice singles outside of the US, NTIO sent me a couple and I really appreciate it! Lovely people, great company, brilliant concept, and in some cases I am sure, life savers. Thank you NTIO!

P.S. happy birthday Juliet!

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Posted by Simon James Malhomme on 02/26/2014 at 6:56 PM

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inspiring!

Posted by Ashley Carraway on 02/26/2014 at 6:55 PM

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I loved this article! The way the collection, NTIO, got started was amazing! I've never been to warped tour but I'm going this year and I'm so exited. All the quotes they used in this article we're amazing. My favorite was "I'm human. I have flaws, faults and insecurities." by Juliet Simms. This has probably been one of the best articles I have read in a while :)

Posted by unicorn0813 on 02/26/2014 at 6:30 PM

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I have been following Juliet since the Voice and was very excited when the NTIO line came out. My sister had been an addict and a cutter for many years before she became sober and "happy" again. There are so many different bracelets in the line that I see and find myself thinking of her and I know I have to have it for her. I believe when she is wearing one and she feels down, she can look at the bracelet (for whatever it symbolizes in her struggles ) and be reminded that someone out there is proud of her and all that she has overcome. Thanks for that.

Posted by hbayles on 02/26/2014 at 6:21 PM

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I'm so glad to be following Juliet and Tommy. They are truly inspiring. Never Take It Off has just grown and it's an amazing company. It doesn't feel like consumer and producer, it feels like family. Every time I buy a new bracelet and make my new vow, I feel like I've got support from my family and friends. Thank you <3

Posted by Serena Small on 02/26/2014 at 6:07 PM

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Aside from the jewelry being really unique from other lines it is such a creative idea, like an extreme friendship bracelet that we used to make as kids. Even for someone who doesn't usually listen to more rock type music it is still something to look to, like a "strength" tattoo without offending parents. It honestly is sort of a constant reminder because the idea IS to NEVER take them off. They are relatively cheap, but also really creative and unique for any person.

Posted by Andrea Schieszler on 02/26/2014 at 6:03 PM

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I've bought many of your bracelets for special gifts, there is always one that goes along with soneones personality and everyone loves them. Keep singing and using your creativity!

Posted by Judy Van Nostrand on 02/26/2014 at 5:59 PM

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This is an amazing story! And I really really love their bracelets! I recently just bought two of their bracelets, and I am totally in love with them, and they always remind me to stay strong whatever may happen to me!NTIO truly have helped me so much!<3

Posted by Helle Noesgaard on 02/26/2014 at 5:49 PM

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This story is beautiful. Just makes me love them more!

Posted by Katie Karnage on 02/26/2014 at 5:33 PM

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This is beautiful :) I'm really happy and Juliet and Tommy! NTIO has amazing jewelry! Juliet has inspired a lot of people, young people, to pursue what they want as a career and I love that! <3 She tries her best to help fans with anything they are struggling with, that's amazing <3

Posted by Haley Banks on 02/26/2014 at 5:25 PM

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NTIO bracelets have so much meaning. It doesn't matter who you are, there's bound to be a bracelet there that means something to you in some way. There's a few NTIO bracelets that mean something to me. Just having something on your wrist that will always remind you of that someone or something is a great thing to have. It's not just the meaning of the bracelets either, the designs are also beautiful. I love NTIO and I would buy everything if I could.

Posted by Vickyy Sudron on 02/26/2014 at 5:24 PM

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I discovered NTIO through Automatic Loveletter's page about a year and a half ago. I am so proud to see it grow to the capacity it has and how many lives the company has touched, including my own. I remember reading about the meaning and significance of the bracelets, making the jewelry a literal extension of yourself and a literal reminder of a promise made. It made me wish that it was around when I needed it most. So, the first bracelets I bought were meant to symbolize how far I've come and, even though the bracelets have long broken, the vow still remains. And I think that's what's most important. Seeing it literally on your wrist for an extended period hardwires those vows so that they remain long after they've fallen off. I got the Juliet hummingbird necklace for Christmas, right after I got a heart tattoo on my chest, and the meaning behind it moved me to tears because it described my reasons for my tattoo as well as how I'm feeling perfectly. Pretty uncanny and beautiful! Long story short: Thank you, NTIO, for everything you've done for me and others and what you will indubitably do in the future.

Posted by Katrina Žmavc on 02/26/2014 at 5:12 PM

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You're both so inspirational and I appreciate you for making me believe in myself again. I bought my little sister the "Love you to Death" Bracelet from NTIO because there was the time in my life where I was literally at some bad point and I even thaught about committing suicide.So I was like 13 years old at that time and really got into music, especially BVB and so did my sister.My sister is 3 years younger than me but she knows everything about me even when I do my best to hide my tears.She is so strong like I'll never be.She and the music gave me hope and everytime I feel down I know that she's there-willing to help me.She's now 14 and I'm 17 and I know that I would die for her and I never felt so much love for anybody.So I bought her the NTIO "Love you to dead" bracelet to show her my love. Thanks for everything Juliet and Tommy I love your music and please never stop doing music. (sorry for my English I'm from Germany)

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Posted by Jacqueline Kopyra on 02/26/2014 at 4:39 PM

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Absolutely in love with your jewelry and knowing your story just makes I that much more special now! Can't wait to see where the future takes you guys :)

Posted by Sonalipatel on 02/26/2014 at 4:35 PM

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NTIO has really helped me stay true to the vows I made to myself a long time ago - having a bracelet as a physical embodiment of those vows makes it so much easier to stick to them. I've battled self harm for 8 years now, but when I see my 'Love Not Cuts' bracelet (the first one I bought) it reminds me that I CAN do this, I can win this war. I will be forever thankful to Juliet and the NTIO team for everything they are doing <3

Posted by Beth Merryweather on 02/26/2014 at 4:31 PM

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I love the idea of the Never Take It Off Bracelets, I really do. From a personal standpoint, as a survivor of anorexia who listened (and continues to listen) to Juliet quite a bit, I realize the importance of lyrics, heroes, and idols. Juliet is definitely a hero for me, seeing as she made it through everything that life has thrown at her. It's definitely inspired me to get to where I am today. Furthermore, a friend gave me a handmade purple bracelet during my recovery (purple to symbolize anorexia) and I wore it until it frayed and eventually broke.
Combining how much both these things mean to somebody and what they symbolize, you get the perfect combination--- a hero that can inspire you to be everything you have set out to be, and a reminder of that hope and strength every single time the bracelet on your wrist catches your attention. It's perfect.
They're beautiful bracelets and I hope everybody who buys one truly never takes it off.x

Posted by miarelevio on 02/26/2014 at 4:25 PM

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