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I am not very good at wearing nice pretty dainty bracelets. I like them very much for going out but for normal wear they just get in the way, tap constantly on the desk while I’m typing, get stuck on my clothing, you know the sort of thing. I much prefer fitted bangles or wristbands that are more “surfy” in style – they fit with me better anyway – because they sit nicely on my arm without making any noise.
Wayvebands are leather wristbands that are unique to you – you design them yourself from a range of colours, designs, fonts to make something totally bespoke. I was given the opportunity to design my own so I could tell you about them.
I knew exactly what I wanted; a green wristband with my tagline “life is all about the journey” on it. You can upload photos or use funky backgrounds, but I just wanted something pretty plain that would remind me of my mantra. Do you like it? Getting my design done was really quick and simple, the interface is a doddle to use and you get a picture of what your wristband will look like.
It fits just right. Well of course it does, you can adjust the stud to any of four points, and there are two larger holes to fit over the top. There is also a leather thong supplied if you’d rather fit it that way. Quality wise I’m impressed too. The leather a couple of millimetres thick and the stud fastening screws on so you know it’s secure. The packaging does say that you should expect the colours to fade over time, but with leather products you expect them to soften up, they don’t stay pristine and that is part of the charm.
If I had paid for mine it would have been £7.00 (this is the price for a “text Wayveband” – the different types vary in price). Delivery is £1.95 and mine arrived the next day (it was sent first class). For a personalised leather wristband I think this is good value for money – I can see me getting addicted to these (I am about to order another one… I think in orange!). They might work as invitations/tickets for a party or event, or to celebrate something with your friends. Or how about sticking your name and phone number on one for your kids when on days out just in case they get lost? The bespoke nature of these is what appeals to me though, they are a fantastic little idea and everyone should have their own!
If you would like to design your own Wayveband then you’re in luck – I have a discount code that is good for 20% off. Simply add SPLODZ20 at the checkout on the Wayveband website to apply the discount. The code is live now and doesn’t run out until 30th March 2013 so you’ve got time to design and order many!
I’m loving the macro setting on my new little Finepix JZ510…although I’ve managed to get myself in this photo so I need to work on my angles!
23/06/11: Eb Bass Mouthpiece… not tried it yet!
This is currently my favourite bracelet – it’s the Jaipur Elastic Belts from Accessorize, five coloured bands with little charms on.
22/06/11: Love, hope and pretty things
Thursday night is band practice night… I enjoy playing my trombone and often wish I had time for more home practice – wouldn’t it be amazing to play like Joseph Alessi?! But hey never mind – I can play, not as well as I could 15 years ago, but I get buy.
Tonight I was the only trombone on a section of four there – made it a tough evening! But it was good. Raiders of the Lost Ark, We Saw Love, Cairo Red Sheild and more.
03/02/11: Tonight I had no friends
Today continued our weekend with Hendon Band. This afternoon they did a festival of music which once again showed them off as a group of incredible musicians who put a lot of work into their programmes.
They featured a trombone and flugal ensemble, which was really very good.
06/06/10: Hendon Band’s trombone and flugal ensemble
This weekend the band I’m in are hosting Hendon Band of the Salvation Army in Boston – they did a concert this afternoon but first we took a trip to the Municiple Building to meet the Mayor. Hendon Band then marched back through the town to say hello to everyone
05/06/10: Marching through Boston