Posts tagged bangle
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!
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
I have never been one for dainty bangles or bracelets. I’ve got some fab pieces that I love to wear and felt like sharing with Splodz Blogz readers this weekend.
This is my everyday wear – both for work and casual. I don’t normally wear them all at once – generally it’s either the green or the brown (mostly brown) ones. They are from Fat Face and you can’t get much more easy wearing than these elasticated beads… they go with pretty much everything and I would hate for even just one of them to break!
When I ‘m not in the simple elasticated bracelets liked the ones above from Fat Face I am probably in something like the photo above shows – a wide cuff-style one. These are from a variety of places from H&M to my local Fair Trade shop. I’ve got loads more than this but the above five are the ones I normally go for. These aren’t so good for work as I spent my day typing and they get in the way.
If I’m wearing a more femanine outfit on and choose to wear something more subtle on my wrist then this is one option. From H&M it’s quite a narrow bracelet and even has flowers on! It’s lovely though, and sits nicely at the bottom of my wrist.
A friend bought me these bangles from Oasis and I really love them – the “old gold” colour is fab and they are really heavy and feel nice on. I like to layer up bracelets like this…
…and these from H&M as they are more obvious that way! These are from H&M and look great worn altogether or some worn on their own.
One thing I was really happy to be able to do earlier this year was have a bracelet made for me. I saw some photographs of a friend’s handiwork and asked for a specific one – this one:
Although it is more femanine than I’m used to it is still chunky and I completely love the autumnal colours she’s used for the charms. Here’s a close-up:
It really goes with the clothes I normally wear and I love to show it off – I’m always asked where I got it! Thanks Danny!! You should check out Danny’s blog here – http://ikkle87srandomramblings.blogspot.com/
Finally here is one of my favourite bracelets at the moment.
It’s by Dogeared and I bought it from http://www.accessoriesonline.co.uk/ when I won a voucher in a Twitter competition a while ago. I completely love it – it’s heavy and solid and looks great!
I think it’s quite a “me” bracelet and I’m often looking at the others available on that website hoping I might be able to treat myself again one day!
Please feel free to comment with suggestions of pieces you’ve seen that might suit me!