THE WARRIOR WORD
Trends at SHS
The Five W’s (And One H) of Animal Bracelets
by: Devin Irving
With every year comes a new fad. Birmingham, Alabama. Shortly after, they
Lately it has been tanning and sunglasses the quickly exploded throughout the nation.
size of your face, but Animal bracelets are the These silly bracelets were originally
latest craze. They used by teachers in elementary schools to
are simply tiny rewards their students for a job well done.
bracelets that Now, they function as a fashionable accessory.
come in a variety The way they retain their shape is a mystery,
of colors. They as the company has not released their process
appear to be of creating the bands to anyone in order to
regular bands, but avoid knock offs
when you take like the rubber
them off, they magically become animals or bands that are sold
anything from a guitar to a dollar sign. They at office supply
were created in the summer of 2008 by stores.
Brainchild LLC, located in Toledo, Ohio. Even
though they were created by an Ohio based
company, they originally made their debut in
Every year, it seems like thereʼs one fashion trend that takes over Seekonk High School. This
year, the accessory of the moment seems to be Pandora bracelets. The bracelets have
become popular for their individuality and customizability. Every
element that makes up the Pandora bracelet is up to the wearer,
from the bracelet itself to the charms that go on it. Wearers can
choose from sterling silver or different types of leather bracelets,
as well as charms made of gold, silver, and colored glass.
The Pandora brand originates in Denmark and the popular
charm bracelets were introduced there in 1999, and quickly
gained popularity across all of Europe. However, the trend hasnʼt found itself in American
culture until recently. Now that the bracelets have caught on, women of every age can be
seen wearing them. The popularity of the bracelets has even lent itself to the opening of a
Pandora store in the Providence Place Mall, among other locations. Pandora has charms for
every holiday and occasion and everything in between. From dice to suitcases to every
animal imaginable, wearers can ﬁnd charms to match just about any memory. The bracelets
make a great birthday or graduation gift. The charms tend to be a little expensive, so most
wearers start with just a few charms and ﬁll the bracelet over time, which adds to the
uniqueness of the jewelry. Pandora bracelets are sure to continue in their popularity as new
charms are released for spring.