Friendship BraceletsBy Ines Chulina
Friendship bracelets, a fashion accessory once attributed to young girls, can now be found on the wrists of people of all ages.
Friendship bracelets are bracelets that are generally hand made by one person and then given to another as a symbol of the friendship. The bracelet can be crafted from one of a number of different materials, including beads, hemp or wool.
The bracelet is then placed on the wrist of the friend. It shouldn’t be removed manually because if it is that is a sign that the friendship is over. Instead it should be left on and if it falls off on its own, that’s not considered damaging to the friendship.
There are many friendship bracelets craft kits available for purchase. These usually contain all the basics for making friendship bracelets. Young girls especially like receiving these kits for gift. It allows them to make several friendship bracelets which they can then share with the best buddies.
Friendship bracelets have also become popular as a way for a person to show they are smitten with another. Many teenage boys and girls make a friendship bracelet and then present it to the person they like. It’s assumed that if you accept the bracelet you are also interested. Many teenagers are sporting them.
The color of friendship bracelets can be varied. Many are made from hemp or rope with the addition of colorful beads. The bracelets themselves are a tan color while the beads are said to reflect the personality of the person who gave the bracelet.
The process of making the friendship bracelets isn’t complicated at all. There are many instructional booklets available that detail the process.
Most friendship bracelets are comprised of a number of knots in the material. Once you’ve made one bracelet it’s fairly simple to make more. It’s a matter of practice.
One of the simplest types of friendship bracelets to make involves looping the cording or rope through a serious of beads. Once you’ve completed attaching all of the beads you then tie off the ends.
Glue is often used as a reinforcing agent during the making of friendship bracelets. It also acts as an agent that stops the cord or rope from unraveling.
The majority of friendship bracelets are simply tied onto the wrist. Once the bracelet is completed the person giving it will hold it around their friend’s wrists and tie it at an appropriate length. It’s important to be careful not to tie the bracelet snugly around the wrist. There should be some room left under the bracelet to run a finger through. No one wants the friendship bracelet they gave to cut off the circulation of their recipient.
Adults are also beginning to wear friendship bracelets. They can be a gift from one person to another or they can also be purchased ready made and worn yourself. In addition to being a reminder of a fond childhood memory they actually go well with many casual outfits.
Friendship bracelets can be worn by anyone regardless of gender or age. They are a lovely way of showing your feelings for another person. They are also an interesting and innovative fashion accessory.
About the Author: Bracelet Resources and Information around it