Review Of WhatKnotShop Dysautonomia Bracelets

bracelet rainbowOne of my favorite collections on the Top 25 Picks for Dysautonomia Gear list is from George Hutchinson of WhatKnotShop over on Etsy.

The turquoise color of his Dysautonomia Awareness line of bracelets has such a happy range of shades. The styles he has created offer gender neutrality, which is huge since so much of the Dysautonomia world is more tuned into the ladies rather than the gentlemen who join us on our battle.

As I mentioned in the Top 25 post, I would love to see these bracelets become a ‘thing’ in the Dysautonomia community. It would make my heart so happy to see someone else out and about proudly wearing one of these bracelets.

I liked them so much, in fact, that I asked him if I could have some samples to try out and review! I’d love to get the word out and encourage you guys to get your own. These just really jump out at me as a cool and comfortable way to unite us and to start conversations with others about Dysautonomia.

IMG_7140Since I have been wearing mine this past week, I have gotten compliments, I’ve been asked about their significance, and I’ve even had my husband and two kids ask me to give them one of my samples!! I’ll have to get them their own, however, bc these are mine! 😉

As for my experience with the quality and comfort, so far – I’d say fabulous.

The bracelets are available in 3 different styles, one is a slip on, one is an adjustable slip on, and one is a one button fitted bracelet. I have one of each, and personally, I really like the way that they compliment each other. Each style is made with a different size or style of rope, and each rope style has its own slight variance of shade of turquoise.

You’d never know they were different until they are lined up next to each other, but I really think that it adds depth and character. George dyes his own cords, so the color variations are the result of the hand-dying process. The faded teal is a custom formulated color exclusive to this design, and the batch-to-batch color variations can make for a beautiful combination with more than one bracelet.

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braided one button braceletslip knot rope braceletThey are made to slip on but aren’t too loose. Mine, for example, came in two different sizes. One of the slip on styles was ‘large,’ one was ‘medium,’ and one was the size of my wrist measurement (the button on style).

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The first day or two, the adjustable slip on had some issues staying looped – but the design keeps it from falling off (it wraps around multiple times and there is no way for it to come off other than slipping your hand out of it). After a couple of days, the ropes settled into their new spot and I haven’t had any more trouble with it. (*Update – it has been a month and the slip knot style has had a few more episodes of coming undone, but since it can’t cause it to fall off my arm, it isn’t really an issue for me.)

They have held up well to showering, though – all things being equal – since they come off and on so easily, I just take them off. With cooler weather, I just prefer they not be wet.

If I had to pick a favorite, I’d probably the single button bracelet. It feels substantial all by itself – though they all have character. I’d love to know which one you like best!

Head on over to the WhatKnotShop on Etsy and pick your favorite out right now!

 

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