|Gummy bracelets rocked in the '80s and are cool even today!|
Girl Interrupted mentioned having never heard of gummy bracelets. Now, I'm cutting her some slack for two reasons. One she's seven years younger than me. This means, while I was sporting my armload of gummy bracelets in seventh grade, she was just a little five-year-old girl in kindergarten or something. Then there's the UK factor. Maybe gummy bracelets weren't big in the UK, although I'm sure they are -- those Brits are usually way ahead of us!
Gummy bracelets are plastic, stretchy bands which were very popular with girls around 1985/1986. They made a comeback in 2000 and are still cool today. Until recently, I was still wearing a few black gummy bracelets but they broke. I also loved gummy rings. Gummy rings were the same concept, only scaled down to fit your fingers. I would stack them and wear one or two.
|These gummy bracelets are barbed wire, I loved 'em!|
|Not a fan of the shapes. Even if I was 11, this wouldn't appeal to me.|
Today, rubbery gummy bracelets have been replaced by silicone bands known as Silly Bandz which I'm personally not a fan of. I don't like the thinness of the bands nor do I like that they are grouped together in corny genres. Kids love them, don't get me wrong. I just don't dig the idea of dinosaur, sea creatures or pet shaped bracelets. For example, the only Silly Bandz I like are star-shaped. I would want to own a few of these but only 1 star comes in a 12 pack for $2.99. I would need to stock up on several packages of Silly Bandz just to get a few star bracelets. Not cool.
|Today's kid has replaced the gummy bracelet with Silly Bandz.|