Friendship is a sacred and wonderful thing that helps to sustain life. Without friends our lives would be perhaps impossibly difficult. Our friends offer support and counsel in hard times. They are the ones we spend our joyful times with and they know us better than we know ourselves. Friends are one of the great parts of life and if you love your friends you should show it. There are many ways to show your love for friends: you can tell them about it, give them gifts and presents, and spend time with them. Another possibility for showing affection that few people consider is making something together. If you can both enjoy some craft or hobby you have something more to build on in your friendship. One of the crafts that many people have been trying recently is friendship bracelets. Friendship bracelets are great because they not only provide a fun craft project, they make for beautiful jewelry.
When you make a friendship bracelet you get to spend time together and work on a creative project. The bracelet is a one of a kind expression of the way you feel about your friend. However, with so many friendship bracelets out there today, how will you make yours distinct from all the others? Some people like to wear the same friendship bracelet year round. My friends and I have decided to do things a little differently; we like to wear a separate friendship bracelet for every season of the year.
Some people think this is strange. They feel that you should only have one friendship bracelet because you only have one friendship. However, some of us have felt that it is nice to have different bracelets for different times of year because they are more fashionable. Few people like to wear the same jewelry all the time. If your friendship bracelets change with the season and your outfit they become a unique fashion statement. Not many people change their jewelry with the seasonsâ€”you could be the first group of friends to do so. Furthermore, changing jewelry together shows just how close you truly are with your friend.
For summer time you could make and wear red and orange colored bracelets. For fall orange and yellow, and for winter white and blue bracelets can be worn. You could also make and wear bracelets for special occasions or holidays. A festive red, green, and white bracelet can be worn at Christmas, and an orange and black one at Halloween. The possibilities are nearly limitless.
Your seasonal friendship bracelets can also include objects from the seasons. Don’t feel limited to a simple braided friendship bracelet design. Bracelets can be made from many small objects such as beads and shells. You can also attach items from particular occasions to the bracelet. For example, at Christmas you could wear a bracelet made from white beads that look like snowballs. Look around your holiday and seasonal decorations and find items of interest. Many of these objects can be made into bracelets if they are small enough and if you can attach them to fishing line.
Another great reason to make seasonal or holiday friendship bracelets is that it keeps you making new ones all the time. If you have made a friendship bracelet before you probably look back on the experience with fondness. However, once you had made the bracelets you stopped and went on with your lives. Half the fun of the bracelets is making them. Continue to make friendship bracelets with close friends for all your special occasions.
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