Local woman to create jewelry, help carousels

By Julianne Peixoto

August 18, 2014 Updated Aug 18, 2014 at 11:30 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Elizabeth Rounds, owner of Elizabeth's Shoes and Accessories, has a business plan to help maintain local carousels.

One of Rounds' vendors is a jewelry company called Chrysalis. They are giving her the opportunity to design her own bracelet unique to the area.

The style will be an expandable bracelet with a disc.

Rounds decided to create a carousel themed bracelet -- and she plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to help maintain the carousels.

"The carousels are something that gives the Triple Cities or the Greater Binghamton area something to be really proud of," said Rounds. "I mean, there's only 150 of these wooden carousels in the world, and we have six of them here in Broome County, so I feel like that's something that all members of our community are proud to have, and it definitely is something that we're known for."

Rounds attended the Binghamton City Council meeting Monday night to inform the councilors of her idea.

She said the bracelets will sell at $38 a piece, and a portion of the total proceeds will be donated to a maintenance fund for the carousels.

"We're always trying to think of things to help," said Rounds. "This is an opportunity for me to help myself as well as help the community."