How to Make Friendship Wish and Wrap Bracelets

by katiem2

Friendship and Wish Bracelets - looking for friendship or wish bracelets you're in the right place. Plus learn the meaning of both, the time honored ritual and how to use them.

The long standing tradition of friendship and wish bracelets is one sure to stay around and continue to be shared by millions. These types of bracelets tend to be any sort of woven cloth material. They are sometimes very plain while other times ornate with patterns and tiny beads woven into the band itself. The style is up to individual taste and style.
Wish and friendship bracelets hold a similar yet slightly different traditional meaning with the two often times combined. This has become a huge fashion trend with staying power. You can see many celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Steven Tyler wearing several at all times. It's common to see people wearing multiple bands and bracelets of this type. They are very comfortable so much so you forget you're wearing them.

The Meaning of Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are a very trendy fashion statement and yet the meaning still holds true.

The meaning of the friendship bracelet dates back long before I remember. It's practiced in many countries. It is no doubt a global phenomenon. The basic meaning of friendship bracelets is the exchange of similar bracelets between friends. Wearing friendship bracelet twins, those matching, serves as a daily reminder of the special bond you have with a best friend. The way it works is this; each friend ties a bracelet on the wrist of the other friend. They vow never to take them off. This process is often repeated anytime one or the other friends loses a bracelet. In time the bracelets naturally fall off, when this occurs it symbolizes a celebration of the friendship. During this time you celebrate the bond by doing something special together, get new bracelets and tie them on again renewing the process.

The Meaning of Wish Bracelets

Wish bracelets are a unique and original ritual in themselves yet often combined with friendship bracelet rituals.

It is because of the very positive and fond meaning of the wish bracelet many often combine it with the friendship bracelet ritual. The wish bracelet must be given to you by another without your asking them to do so. They will naturally be prompted to do so because of a positive or impressive quality you posses. The giver of the wish bracelet will approach you asking for your wrist, you offer them your wrist, they then tie the wish bracelet onto your wrist and while doing so tell you to make a wish. You do so. They will proceed to tell you never take this off, one day you will notice the bracelet is missing, it is on that day your wish will come true. 

Wish and Friendship Bracelet Kits

Due to the meaningful gesture of both friendship and wish bracelets many opt to make them adding more sentiment to the gift.

If you enjoy going the extra mile you will get great satisfaction from making your own friendship and wish bracelets. This is a fun and relaxing activity taking a surprisingly small amount of time. The kits below are perfect for making your own bracelets. Enjoy the many positive feeling of both the friendship and wish bracelets. 

Ever Share a Friendship or Wish Bracelet?

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No, I've have not had the pleasure of participating in the ritual of friendship and wish bracelets.
DerdriuMarriner on 08/21/2018

I missed out on bracelets, even though I like them, but not on friendship and wish anklets, necklaces and rings.

Updated: 12/14/2015, katiem2
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katiem2 on 06/26/2017

DerdriuMarriner, No, wear and fading of color is a badge of honor, time worn and closer to the wish and win the bracelets falls off typically from wear and tear. I have found mine after losing it and yet I don't know if it would or would not have impact on the delivery of the wish.

DerdriuMarriner on 06/20/2017

katiem2, Do you know of anyone whose wish bracelet has gone missing the day that the wish comes true? The designs are photogenic even though in a way both bracelets may be more fragile than sturdy since they're made of woven cloth. Do they require any dabbing with any product to keep up their vivid beauty or do they age and wear well?

katiem2 on 11/20/2012

My daughters love to make and share friendship and wish bracelets also.

teddletonmr on 11/20/2012

My daughters love these bracelets they use them in the tradition of wish bracelets.

katiem2 on 11/14/2012

Mira, Great idea, I know both of my daughters love them. In fact so do I ;)K

Mira on 11/14/2012

Great idea to showcase a kit for making these friendship bracelets! I'm sure it will make a great Christmas gifts for many tweens and teenagers!!

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