Why are friendship bracelets popular?
When Americans started this culture of gifting bracelets to friends as
a gesture of their feelings and fondness, little did they know that the
whole world would slowly adopt this means of expression of
feelings! The history of tying friendship band can be dated back to
almost thousand years.
The paracord bracelets were used during the Second World War and became very popular by the
1970s. These paracord bracelets were also called as the survival bracelets or the military bracelets. Though fashionable, it had a dual purpose, as these chords or the strings were versatile
and durable that they could be unraveled, to function as a rope in times of need. To serve the
purpose of a rope or as an emergency guiding rope, tourniquet to control bleeding, and these
bracelets were multifunctional and convertible to essentials and times of need and for rescue
operations. Even today paracord bracelets are a symbol of strong friendship and given indicating
that he/she will stand by you in tough times.
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Today friendship bracelets are found in almost every store, and are
worn by people of all ages and both the genders. Schools have also
added making friendship band into their craft work curriculum.
Young girls love to make bracelets by themselves and gift to their
friends making this band adding that very special personal touch.
There are bracelets that are thin and made of just two strings and
thee are thicker versions too. You can make smart bracelets mixing
and matching strings of different colors. The hemp bracelets with
beads are the youth favorite. Many also chose to add metals chains or have their name embossed
plate with strings attached on either end to make the bracelet more customized.
If you wish to make a friendship bracelet for your friend, it is not so difficult. Today there are
many websites that have explained in steps and detail making it easy to learn how to make a
friendship bracelet in different styles and patterns. Some of the most popular styles are braided
pattern bracelet, beaded bracelet, Hemp bracelets, ad the paracord bracelets. Each has their own
look, appeal and meaning too. The red bracelet is usually gifted as a symbol of love. Yellow is
gifted at a beginning of friendship and orange indicates being close and getting closer. White is
the and that is given for pure friendship.
Many people wear these bracelets as a style statement. Mixing and matching them with dresses,
both men and women wear bracelets to complete their style quotient, and carry that totally trendy
and peppy look.