Tuesday, September 03, 2013

A new and creative way to make friendship bracelets with MyFBM / Review

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About MyFBM:
How did the idea begins? Well, it all started when David Crorey was babysitting his granddaughters and they had asked him to make friendship bracelets with them. This trend has a recent surge in popularity as moms are teaching their kids this old tradition. Friendship bracelets are seen all over TV and Tweens everywhere are making and wearing them. The process of making these bracelets involve securing a knot and keeping the strings in order while knotting the threads. After Davids one experience with the grandkids, he decided that there must be a better way. Crorey Creations was able to tap into some of the talent in Detroit (graphic designers, engineers, website developers). After many engineered drawings, prototypes and also focus groups, they perfected the patented product. MyFBM has a great selection in different types of bracelet makers that you are going to love.

My Review:
I was given a wonderful opportunity to review one of MyFBM bracelet kits. This right here is the My Image Bracelet Maker.

The My Image Bracelet Maker is a fun way to make picture bracelets.

The bracelet maker comes with:
  • 1 Glue stick
  • 12 Elastic bands
  • Instruction manual
  • 6 Tile cards / 24 preprinted images on each card
  • 54 Reversible image times that come in 6 different colors
  • Bracelet key used to hide knots when bracelet is completed
Making a friendship bracelet is extremely simple with this kit.

The first thing you need to do is grab two elastic bands. Take one of the bands and measure your wrist loosely and cut off any extra string. Once you have that completed, pick out the color tiles you would like and lay them out in front of you. Take the string and measure how many tiles will be needed on the bracelet. Place the tiles onto the tray. When it comes to placing the tiles, make sure that the holes on the sides of the tiles are facing left to right and not up and down. I don't know if that made any sense, lol. I will have the video attached showing you how the bracelet is made. I'm just explaining it the way I experienced it.

When you have the tiles lined up, grab one of the strings and feed it trough the hole in the top of the tiles till you see it come out of the last tile. Repeat the same step with the bottom part of the tile. Now for the fun part! Once you have the tiles set up, you can choose the images that you want from the tile cards. I was making a bracelet for my daughter, so I put her name on it. I had all the pieces cut out and from there I glued each cutout onto the tiles. After I was finished with that, the bracelet needed one more thing. Well, actually two, but I forgot to add that part in the pictures.

Take the bracelet and tie the string in a double knot to ensure that it's going to stay in place. Repeat the step with the other string. The part that I didn't get a picture of was the little key that was included in the kit. This key is used to pull the knots inside the tiles making the bracelet look cleaner and hold even more. I will admit, it was a pain at first when it came to doing that part because the elastic string kept braking loose on me and I'd have to start all over, lol. But, I got it taken care of.  

(video showing you how to use the My Image Bracelet Maker)

Here is a picture of the finished bracelets. Yes, I did more than one, lol. Originally I was just going to do one for my daughter, but than her brothers decided they wanted to have one as well. So, I just grabbed some boyish color tiles and cut out tile from the tile cards that fit them. But it didn't end there either... After I finished their first bracelet, I had to make them all another set because they wanted one for the other arm as well. I guess their other arm was jealous, lol. It was fun making the bracelets though. The bracelet maker is simple to use and it's a lot of fun at the same time. 

Looking for a fun new way to make those friendship bracelets? Check out MyFBM for their lovely selection of bracelet makers. You can also find MyFBM on:

Disclaimer: Products were received for free and reviewed by me. I am honest about what I say and I will not say I like something when I do not. I mention products and/or services that I like for my readers. I am giving my opinion based on what I reviewed. 

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