Anyone who grew up in the 80’s will recognize the…erm…new (but oh-so-retro) friendship bracelet trend that all of the stylish kids are sporting nowadays. When I was a lass, the amount of friendship bracelets gracing your arms directly equaled how cool you were…never being one to follow the herd (I was the opposite of cool in school), I had none…however, my tiny band of misfits created our own version of ‘friendship accessories’ that totally kicked arsch:
Friendship (safety) Pins, baby!
Jump off the bracelet bandwagon & create some for your retro pals:
Grab some safety pins, beads, charms, etc…
my funky 1960’s pins were yet another Tante Uschi hand-me-down (score!)
unclasp the pin & slip a few beads onto the bar…
leave enough space at the end for easy closure & yer done!
Creating/receiving a name friendship pin is extra special, but unfortunately leaves little room for beads…
simply add a groovy charm to the spring end of the pin…coolness, eh?
…and just how did we non-conforming geeks wear our fancy pins?
On our shoes, of course!