My SisterWife's Closet not a hit with Sister Wives fans

Sister Wives fans don't appear to be interested in spending their hard-earned dollars on Brown-family jewelry creations.

From Drake to My SisterWife’s Closet, this week’s Sister Wives on TLC covered a great range of family troubles and catastrophes, and just everyday Brown-family living.

Maybe it is because there are just so many of them, but it seems like the Browns stay in a constant state of turmoil. The Dargers, who will be coming to TLC in a special episode on December 18, have three wives and 23 kids, but they seem—at least in the limited viewing we have seen of them thus far—to have a system in place; they have organization in their home. Is this better than the chaos always seen in the Browns’ home? Not necessarily, but it does indicate that some type of organization within the ranks is possible, if that is what the Brown adults are now seeking.

Brown Family 'Failing?'

Christine was blunt in last night’s episode, stating frankly that the current state of affairs in the Brown family homes is “failing.” There was a time, she indicated, when the sister wives were a support system for each other in the Brown family unit; the women worked together to take care of their children; they were, one would assume, succeeding as a family at that point. But, since the move to Vegas, living apart for more than a year and planning to continue to do so—after all, they may be planning to move everyone onto adjoining lots, but they will still each be in their own homes—the Brown "family" has appeared to have become the Brown "families," struggling, in many ways, like a typical broken home struggles, particularly, as Christine has described it, with lack of parental support. Trying to study for her real estate exam, Christine encountered typical single-parent problems, needing time alone but still having children to raise. And, unless things change, if Christine does begin working in the field of real estate now that she has passed her exam, she will soon encounter problems similar to those challenges all working single moms and dads face because, in essence, that is the lifestyle the Brown family has adopted: multiple single-parent units.

"I feel like we’re failing as a family right now, I’m sorry," Christine said to her husband and fellow sister wives. "Because we haven’t gotten together a lot, we’re not each other’s support system right now. I think that’s frightening and that’s absolutely terrible."

And, as Christine added, it’s not what she—or any of the Brown wives, one would assume—signed up for.

Goodbye, Drake

The Browns also lost a beloved family member this week, their 12-year-old dog, Drake, who they had to put down for humane reasons in his old age. Burying him back on their Utah homestead, Kody began to wrestle with some of his hurts and angers he has harbored since the move—something of a self-inventory, which may be something everyone in the Brown family will consider doing in the future.

HOW Much???

And, the much-touted My SisterWife’s Closet went live. According to the Browns, the orders have been slow-coming—check out the site, the limited inventory is not cheap—but they seem to be pleased with their creations. However, it could well be that the Browns have missed their target market with their pricey designs. It might just be worth some exploration of the business plan, and maybe exploring some more cost-effective metals, in fact, to discover if My SisterWife’s Closet has potential in a more cost-effective price range. Or, when it comes down to it, maybe fans are just fans of the show, and not that interested in investing their hard-earned dollars into SisterWife's jewelry.

Time will tell.

Stay tuned.

Sister Wives airs on TLC on Sunday nights at 9/8c.

UPDATED: Fans discuss the Browns, My SisterWife's Closet

UPDATED: Meri just shrugs off her home budget on finale

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Video: Discovery Channel/Sister Wives

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I have to start by saying that I really love the show & think that the Brown family has something really special. Its obvious that the Browns need this business, "My Sister Wives Closet ", to be successful in order to help finance there home buying dreams. As a fan of the show and of the family unit they have created I would love to help support them by purchasing something from "My Sister Wives Closet" . However I am a stay at home mom of 2 little boys & am on a fixed budget each month &I am betting that most of the Brown fans are very much like me. Food for thought.

Submitted by annie123 (not verified) on
I agree. I wanted to support the Sister Wives. I think this a creative business but your prices are awfully expensive. And your reponse on TV really bothered me. It is not the fans or customers fault or problem that you need $ to finance your homes. You have to be reasonable in your prices. Or do something like buy 1 and get one for 50% off , or something like that. You have to know your customers....

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
I agree with BOTH of these comments! The response that was given could have been more understanding and maybe could have included, "That would be a great idea to offer some more "cost friendly" designs that are not a much "fine jewelery" as Mari put it, but things that fans and people with lower incomes could show their support of the family. I also wanted to say that the Claddagh rings that the adults wear are meaningful to ALL families, not just Sister Wives.. I have been looking for one to get my daughter for Christmas. For us it also is to signify trust, faith, and morals. I hope for her to look at it and remember one of our "think before you act" conversations. I have seen these rings on Amazon for under 2.00 and up to hundreds.. Just a thought.. I think with the family talking about these rings so often, they could make something happen.. IT'S A START, BROWNS!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm not sure the Brown's need any business to support them - all four women just got approved for mortgages and I still don't know where their income comes from! Welfare?? Their jewelry product appears to be something that the four of the women would give to one another rather than having an appeal to the general public. They need to get a jewelry designer and get some help. I'm sure they will survive nicely without any specific business............as I said, welfare?

Submitted by MelissaRRT (not verified) on
hahahaha I am sure they will survive too.. BUT I don't think it is welfare, because you are not allowed any assets on public assistance programs. NO nice cars, No owning of homes, PERIOD.. And I also agree with the fact that this jeweler is something for THEM to share.. I would not want to wear a SW piece and have someone say, "How many sister wives are there in your family" NOT FOR ME.... If they got a designer who could broaden their base to include MORE than these, what? 10 pieces and some that are more reachable by all people.. They might have a chance of making this work.. But from what I see, their appeal is mainly to other sister wives, not STRONG WOMEN or any of that.. this is a label, like wearing a cross, most people who wear a cross, BELIEVE IN ITS MEANING.... I don't think an atheist would wear a cross necklace.. ANYWAY, I like the show, and if the jewelery was more reasonable, maybe... But the NOTION that this is "fine jewelery" that I think Meri and Kody said.. I would rather have something from Kay. SO, how could they be on welfare and own cars and homes? They make you sell a car worth more than 500.00...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Each adult on the show receives $75K per episode! I don't think they need us to pay for high priced 'jewelry' that depicts plural marriage. If you are a monogamous woman why would you want a necklace depicting four wives??? Most American women are fortunate if their YEARLY salary is $75K

Submitted by Rendercella (not verified) on
We live in a home that is very modest. I BET NONE OF THEM WOULD LIVE IN. NO GRANET COUNTERTOPS FOR US. THEY NEED TO HELP US GET A NEW HOME!!!

Submitted by Katie (not verified) on
Rendercella, you are so right. I'm sick of the whole lot of them. These are pretty high-end homes for Las Vegas cookie cutters. I don't really care what kind of house they have, but the idea that they should all have the exact same standard of living is completely unrealistic and especially so for people who don't have jobs. They are also behaving stupidly. They have lived in Vegas long enough to know that not having a covered patio is just asking for trouble. Janelle will figure that out when she gets her first $600.00 electricity bill. I live in the Phoenix area and that is not an unrealistic summer bill. It's standard. She will need a covered, shaded area outside.

Submitted by Rendercella (not verified) on
We live in a home that is very modest. I BET NONE OF THEM WOULD LIVE IN. NO GRANET COUNTERTOPS FOR US. THEY NEED TO HELP US GET A NEW HOME!!!

Submitted by mamaangel046 (not verified) on
I HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING THIS PROGRAM, WITH ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS THEY STILL SEEM TO MANAGE LIFE. I KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS FOR MERI TO HAVE DRAKE PUT DOWN, I TOO HAD TO DO THE SAME THING WITH MY DOG. HE WAS 12 YEARS OLD, HE WAS 6 WEEKS OLD WHEN I GOT HIM. STILL TO THIS DAY IT IS STILL HARD TO THINK OR TALK ABOUT HIM, I MISS HIM A WHOLE LOT, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 2 YEARS, IT STILL HURTS. I DO HOPE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT FOR ALL INVOL VED WITH THE HOUSES AND THE JEWERLY LINE. I DO WISH YOU HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE IN YOUR LINE TO CHOOSE FROM. THANK YOU LINDA;

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