Drop EVERYTHING. February is International Friendship Month, and that means we’ve got some shopping to do! What better way to celebrate your bestie than with friendship bracelets? Whatever your style and aesthetic, we’ve got bracelets galore on Poptron.co!
Hold Up! Are Friendship Bracelets Still In Fashion?
Here’s our hot take of the day: We don’t care. Friendship bracelets are a timeless symbol of love, support, and affection between friends, and we think they deserve a place in our modern world!
Friendship bracelets are said to have originated in Central and South America, where indigenous communities would make and exchange colorful woven bracelets as tokens of kinship and loyalty. According to tradition, these exchanges sometimes included one party tying a bracelet on another’s wrist while they made a wish. The tradition eventually made its way around the world, evolving into what we know as the modern friendship bracelet.
If you attended high school between 1970 to 1990, chances are that you’ve encountered friendship bracelets. The act of making and wearing these bracelets became a way for young people to celebrate their friendships, and soon, handmade friendship bracelets were THE moment!
Styling For All Aesthetics!
Hands up if you have very real memories of making knotted friendship bracelets in high school! There’s certainly no denying the inimitable charm that comes from handcrafting a present for your very best friend. After all, what better way is there to celebrate a lifelong friendship than with matching bracelets? From options incorporating you and your bestie’s favourite gemstones to hypoallergenic copper bangles, we think there’s something for all friendships – fairweather or forever.
On the hunt for the perfect friendship bracelet? Here are some styles you might consider!
- Braided bracelets are both classic and timeless, and can be made from a variety of materials! Common materials include ribbon, twine, rope, and even leather. To make one of your own, simply knot together three or more strands of your chosen material, and braid as you would hair.
- Personalise your bracelets with meaningful symbols or initials. Make your friendship bracelets even more special by adding your friend’s initial, or incorporating a symbol that represents your friendship. Beads and charms are also a great way to add a personalised touch!
- Beaded bracelets are beautiful andmeaningful! Crystal beads can be used with intention – healing, communication, love, and so on. Alternatively, other types of beads make beautiful patterns that are eye-catching and elegant. Mix and match your beads to create a unique bracelet that reflects your friendship.
Friendship bracelets are a timeless and meaningful way to show your friends how much you care, especially during International Friendship Month! Whether you choose a classic braided bracelet, a personalised beaded bracelet, or a handmade charm bracelet, your bestie will surely treasure your gift for years to come!
What could possibly be better? We know. It’s the idea that your bestie need only look at their wrist to be reminded of you.
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