Thanks to Taylor Swift, friendship bracelets are kind of a big deal! They’ve become more than just a fashion trend – they’re symbols of connection, love and unity. They’re a sweet reminder to cherish the people in our lives and celebrate each other. And while Swifties all over the world are making their own, swapping them at her Eras Tour stops and posting the pics online, some of us are still trying to figure out where to even buy the beads and how to string them together…
It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.
If this is you, don’t worry, I got you, friend! As it turns out, we don’t have to spend hours and hours making friendship bracelets ourselves because there are plenty available online already. From local artisans posting on Etsy to small businesses selling on major e-commerce sites, here are some fun and affordable finds, just for you:
1. Little Words Project
Remember when Lance Bass from *NSYNC gave Taylor Swift a bunch of friendship bracelets at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards? Here’s a little refresher:
They were made by Little Words Project, a Latina-founded business, striving to spread positivity and kindness throughout the world. According to their website, founder Adriana Carrig started making the bracelets in college for herself and her sorority sisters after experiencing years of bullying. The wearable affirmations helped them all get through tough times. And what we love most about these particular friendship bracelets is that each one has a unique ID tag. So when you register your bracelet and pass it on to someone else, you can see where it goes around the world – yep, it’s kinda like the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants but it’s the sisterhood of the travelling friendship bracelets!
2. Paulines Jewellery on Etsy
Handmade, affordable bracelets from a small biz in Australia, using bright, colourful beads and lettering inspired by Taylor Swift’s albums and song names? Yes please! Choose from over 18 styles:
3. PDWZNBA Taylor Love Bracelet
Looking for something a little more bejewelled perhaps? These friendship bracelets from PDWZNBA are sold as a set and made from ceramic beads with gold plating and stainless steel.
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4. Quiseadu Store’s Eras Bracelet Sets
Handmade from clay beads and elastic, these Eras-inspired bracelets come in a set of 11.
5. Artlunar 5-Pack Friendship Set
A smaller and sweet set of 5 friendship bracelets, 2 of which have lettered beads which spell out the words “SWIFTIE” and “LOVER”:
6. RetroThreads by Ash on Etsy
If you’re after fewer beads and more of a boho, thread-vibe, this one is for you! You can order a mix of beaded threads and plain threads. Each bracelet has an adjustable slip knot too which makes them perfect for trading!
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