Gimp Bracelets Are On Fire, but what makes them so hot?

If you frequent Etsy then you know about brands like helloberry, Doctor’s Closet, Punch Bracelets, Foxy Doll, SkinnyRist (hey ohhh), and more that specialize in gimp arm candy. But what is it about these super unique, ultra trendy bangles that’s got everyone going crazy? We came up with our top 10 reasons that gimp bracelets are your style must-have:

1) Color: gold and silver chain is gorgeous, but the extra pop of color that you get from the gimp lacing is what makes these bracelets extra special and extraordinary

2) Different: lanyard bracelets were popular back in the camp days, but they’re renewed now for a style that takes a retro favorite and mixes it with fashion chain – there’s nothing like it in the mainstream…not yet anyways

3) Affordable: these bracelets range from $50-$10! SkinnyRist regular cobra bangles are only $18, and our mini cobras are just $12 so you can collect them all and stack them high for the cutest arm party ever!

4) Variety: every shop has a huge variety of colors and styles, because there are many stores selling these bracelets on Etsy there’s competition to be the first to come out with the new hit style so shops are constantly searching for new, undiscovered styles and ways to use gimp!

5) Easy to Wear: I have a think about being comfortable and I can’t stand to wear jewelry that isn’t easy to wear, durable, and comfortable. Gimp bracelets are lightweight, come in a variety of sizes if you prefer extra large or more delicate and are made to take a beating and last through ti

6) Eye-Catching: pretty much everywhere I go wearing SkinnyRist I get asked about my bracelets, where did I get them? When I say I made them people get so impressed and want to know how or compliment my interesting jewelry. People always think gimp bracelets are incredibly unique and interesting and want to know more

7) Retro: I love the look on people’s faces when I tell them my bracelet is made from gimp like the old school craft lacing that you used back in the camp days they laugh and then they have to see it again and love that it’s a modern, grown-up twist on a retro favorite!

8) Versatile: these bracelets can dress up or down, I wear them running errands, to school, out with friends on the weekends and my mom wears them (the ones she pilfers from my stash…) to all the same places and even to work (she’s a VP of sales), which is a huge deal because she’s crazy particular about how she dresses for work

9) Guaranteed Handmade: the only way to make these gorgeous accessories is by hand so you know that each one is totally unique and handmade, while the possibility for variety might distress some people most will think it’s very cool that every piece of jewelry is 100% made to order for them personally

10) They haven’t peaked yet: these bracelets are crazy popular on Etsy, but no main stream stores have started mass producing cobra-style chunky chain bracelets yet that means that they haven’t even started trending so they can only get hotter as major designers start picking them up!

What are you waiting for? Go Get Yours NOW!! 

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Emily + Jef Whether or not they’re in love..I am!!

What an off the wall couple, we’ve got Jef the hipster humanitarian and Emily Maynard aka Southern Belle Barbie

 

Mostly I just want them to have babies because I’m pretty sure they’ll be the cutest little hipster-barbie mutts you could imagine!! Although I’m definitely pulling for Jef’s DNA and those pretty baby blues and alternative style, but may they inherit Emily’s bangin bod and perfectly proportioned face!

 

 

Yum! If opposites truly attract then these two are in it for the long haul no doubt!  And if their love child was an accessory? We think it would be the Electric Lilac Cobra Bangle it’s girly and bright, but the alternative silver chain is chunky and funky!

Dare to Wear

Mint green, gray and black..LOVE! By the way I have those shoes (Tampaa by Steve Madden) and I wore them for graduation and they’re amazingly comfortable!! I stood in line for a bar at 6 am and then made it through my entire grad ceremony and walked without tripping and rolling across the stage (as was my fear) so I give those bad boys a 10 out of 10! In fact, I did a gray and mint theme for my graduation outfit – I’ll post a pic soon 🙂

In the mean time here’s some style inspiration – mint and gray cobra bangles combined with a black and gold SkinnyRap. Super chic, super cute!

Magic Mint Cobra Bangle

Shady Lady Gray Cobra Bangle

Black and Gold SkinnyRap

In Love With Sparkle!!

To be quite honest, I originally designed this bracelet because I thought my mom would like it. I made her  similar design in white and she wears it constantly and I know she’s been eyeing my new pewter-smoke craft lace since it came in so I obliged her and made the Sparkle Bangle, but when I finished I loved it so much I made a few more and posted them on Etsy ASAP because I wanted to share my new obsession with all of you!!

Smoke and Sparkle Cobra Bangle

My favorite thing? It’s got sparkle and glamour, but the smokey-pewter look  of it makes it subtle enough to wear with anything! Add just a light touch of glitz to your outfit without totally overwhelming your look.