pushmataaha skull bracelet, Tiffany & Co mesh ring, manicure by The Nail Lab
When I was young the friendship bracelet movement was in it's prime. Yards of coloured string, days spent braiding cotton together, all to make individual tokens for each other, the meaning behind each bracelet was priceless. These bracelets stood for belonging, a constant reminder that you weren't alone in this crazy world, having that visual connection to our group of friends became a big part of growing up. As time moved on the friendship bracelet turned into the friendship necklace, watch, mood ring and anything we could find doubles of. Fast forward 15 years my child-hood best friend and I found ourselves both living in Sydney, worlds away from the school yard. She is like a sister, and having her around the corner while we both dealt with the challenges of living away from everyone we knew made everything so much better. Recently she packed up her life in Sydney to go back to Adelaide, but not before presenting me with a ribbon wrapped box containing a token that will forever join us.
We aren't 7 years old anymore, but I never take off my Pushmaahataa skull bracelet and never does she.