Arm Candy – a friendship bracelet from Links of London
It’s taken me a while to jump back on the friendship bracelet bandwagon. I made dozens of the knotted ones as a kid – in fact I remember selling them at school craft fairs, and even forcing my dad to wear one that I’d painstakingly made for his man-sized wrist. Now they’re back, but this time around we’re not just talking embroidery silks and the odd wooden bead. Friendship bracelets have gone high end, and high priced, in silver and gold with charms, neon threads and precious stones. And the best way to wear them is ‘blogger style’ – piled up on one wrist with more bangles and bracelets (and your Michael Kors rose gold watch) in a close-up pic with your favourite clutch bag. Something like this (lols)…
To test-drive the look- and hopefully reignite my love of friendship bracelets – the lovely folks at Links of London sent me a Silver Friendship Bracelet to try out. They have bracelets ranging from about £100 to £4,000, mine was the Mint, Grey and Yellow friendship bracelet on a silver base, which retails at £140 but is actually reduced to £98 at the moment.
You may have spotted the bracelet in a previous post. I wore it a lot on holiday when my style tends to step down a few notches in favour of laid-back comfort. This bracelet worked perfectly for that, it made a little statement without looking too in your face on the beach. Plus, it matched the beach towel. Can’t ask for more than that.
I love that this is a bit more of a grown-up take on the old-fashioned knotted friendship bracelet. At nearly thirty, I’m not sure I can pull off a wrist full of macrame, but I can definitely do sterling silver! I don’t really wear much fine jewellery, but this is a nice compromise – made from fine materials, with a more casual feel. There are dozens of options on the Links site, so if you want to treat yourself or a loved on to a new bracelet or friendship bracelet charm, get shopping (or start saving)!
Disclosure: The bracelet was a gift from Links of London