Monday, April 09, 2012
Friendship Bracelets Made Easy
Although friendship bracelets became popular when I was a child in the seventies, the whole fad passed me by and I never learned to make them. So when Dova asked me to show her how to make friendship bracelets, I thought that googling some instructions would be enough to get her going. But with a mess of colored strings, we completely failed in making a bracelet with a stripe pattern. Dova was stuck making only the Chinese Staircase she learned from a friend.
Now we have the wonderful My Friendship Bracelet Maker (MyFBM) by the Choose Friendship Company, originally known as Crorey Creations. Built-in fingers keep up to 10 strands in their numbered slots, so there is no more confusion over which color comes next. It really works to keep bracelets neat and tangle-free while you make them. You can really see what is going on!
Best of all, it is an all-in-one portable solution which holds the bracelet in progress, so there are more bracelets taped to tables and pinned to cushions. My Friendship Bracelet Maker comes with 56 pre-cut threads in 14 colors which is plenty for a dozen bracelets.
On the MyFBM.com site, we found the patterns and instructional videos to be extremely helpful. These are just some of the patterns they offer. Dova wants to make all of the them!
Since friendship bracelets are ultimately about friendship, The Choose Friendship Company has also created a music video to promote the message that kids should choose friendship, not bullying, which has become such a destructive force for kids today. Proceeds from song and t-shirt sales will be donated to non-profit organizations that support anti-bullying initiatives. You can check out the “Inside Out” anti-bullying video on YouTube.
For Dova, she was extremely proud to complete a beautiful friendship bracelet with My Friendship Bracelet Maker. What a sense of accomplishment!
Special thanks to the Choose Friendship Company for providing the My Friendship Bracelet Maker for review. No other compensation was received.