I had been saying that Aurelie Bidermann's braided bracelets reminded me of the friendship bands we used to make for each other and wore until they disintegrated. Well, I got one for Christmas, unexpectedly.
Even more unexpectedly, for a no-jewellery person, I've been wearing it often. It's thin enough to wear with my watch without scratching the watch, and I like the way they look together - it's less serious, more laidback, a little kitsch. It's has the look of a lucky charm. And something about the burst of colour looks right for life in the tropics.
My only complaint? The paper clip fastening makes it a total bitch to put on and take off by myself. I've bought an cheapo little clasp and attached it to make my own fastening. Speeds things up quite a bit.