A friend’s mom got me started making stretchy medical ID bracelets. She needs to have an ID on at all times to alert medical personnel to her particular issues should an emergency arise. Until then, I had been using similar bands for my watches, enabling me to change them out whenever I wanted, but this was a new idea for me.
My mom also decided to get one of the bracelets after she had surgery and now cannot have blood draws, blood pressure cuffs, etc. used on her right arm.
There are several choices for medical ID bracelets, but they both went with a stainless steel plate that is engraved with their personal information (they used StickyJ.com but you can do an internet search to find many options). You can choose a generic one, or have it personalized with a little or a lot of information. The companies that sell them typically sell the interchangeable bracelets to go with them, but sometimes they’re not in a style, color or size that suits your needs.
For everyday use, my mom and my friend’s mom decided that the smaller seed beads were more comfortable (think about leaning your wrist on a table, etc.) but they also wanted some that are a bit more dressy or fun.
These interchangeable bands can be a fun and affordable way to accessorize while still keeping the needful information close at hand (pardon the pun!).
These can be custom designed to your preferred colors and sizes. Please contact me if you would like to design your own medical ID bands or watch bands. I’d be happy to make something just for you. Once you have your plate with the information on it, we can work on the measurements to determine the best length band for you.