1990 IS THE NEW 2019, AND CRAFT IS THE NEW BLACK. FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS – 2019’S MOST NOSTALGIC TREND YET – ARE MAKING A COMEBACK
The hottest spring-summer jewellery trend is destined to take you back to school holiday clubs! Remember the friendship bracelet? Of course you do – nothing from your youth remains as nostalgic as these bracelets, especially as they were usually crafted with your own two hands, using colourful beads, shells, tassels and letters. What fun we had creating and designing them.
The friendship bracelets of today are a far cry, emotionally, from the talismans we cherished in our childhood. But aesthetically, they are a more refined take on our D-I-Y favourites.
Today details include baroque pearls, beads in every shade of the rainbow, a crop of seasonal fruit like watermelon, clementine and cherry. The styles, designs and threads are all inspired by a love for talisman-style jewellery. And whether it has the Greek Evil Eye, the Middle Eastern hamsa hand, the intricate weave and embroidery of the Native American, or a lucky charm of your choice, there is a friendship bracelet or two for you to choose. And don’t forget – get a matching one for your bestie (or not).
Seashell necklaces – once a nostalgic 90s holiday souvenir staple – are the must-have accessory for spring. Oversized, mismatching shell necklaces and bracelets in clashing colours and textures, multi-layered and stacked. Wear two or three necklaces, bracelets or rings at a time – show them off and enjoy.
Spring’s around the corner, so dig out those old friendship bracelets. These collectible and sentimental threads are so much fun, you’ll want to stack them all the way up to your elbows, but be sure to add some of the new 2019 designs on offer, mixing the old with the new and giving you a totally on-trend look!
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