Crafting Courage

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In 2020, Brittany (Crippen) Basile ’13 walked with her mom through a battle with cancer. In this difficult period, Brittany coped with that emotional pain by crafting clay earrings. Brittany’s mom later passed away, but her resilience and courage through the whole process inspired Brittany to share that bravery with others. Now, Brittany has launched her own business: Live Brave Co.

Live Brave Co is a line of handmade jewelry sold online and in several boutiques in the Montgomery, PA, area. The company exists to “inspire women everywhere to have the same confidence” Brittany saw in her mom. With each purchase, Brittany sends a personal reminder to “live brave” as she saw her mother do so well.

Through the pain of her mother’s passing, Brittany has formed this new avenue for growth and bravery, both in herself and in the customers she serves. Hear more about Brittany and her business at