Thanks to Taylor’s lyrics in “You’re on Your Own Kid”, many people are making friendship bracelets for Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour! If you’re thinking about making your own friendship bracelets to trade, here are a few easy shopping links to have the cutest friendship bracelets to trade.

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Trading Friendship Bracelets

Swifties have long been trading friendship bracelets at Taylor Swift concerts.

However, after releasing “You’re on Your Own Kid” with the lyric “so make the friendship bracelets”, Taylor Swift fans have become friendship bracelet-making machines!

Though friendship bracelet trades have always happened during Taylor Swift concerts (and other concerts), fan preparations for The Eras Tour have skyrocketed the production of these bracelets.

With more than ten albums to pull from, this round of friendship bracelets has a variety of opportunities: both in aesthetic and available lyrics.

If you’re thinking about making your own friendship bracelets, I’ve gathered some lyric ideas and aesthetic bracelet material ideas with shopping links! Need a way to track album titles & song titles? Check out this Google Doc I made!

Decorative and letter beads that will be used to make friendship bracelets for Taylor Swift's Eras concert. Beads are star shaped, and there's also pink and blue beads that glow in the dark from Amazon.

Basic Materials for Your Taylor Swift-inspired Friendship Bracelets

The best part of creating friendship bracelets for the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is the many available song titles and lyrics from all of her songs! Check out the amazing variety of letter beads for creating personalized friendship bracelets for your desired Taylor Swift era. They come in a variety of color combinations and materials!

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Stretch Cord

When making my friendship bracelets, I found the elastic cord to be the best choice, instead of trying to double-tie fishing cord.

However, double-check that the width of the stretch cord will fit the beads you want! These options include both 1 mm and 0.8 mm and should work with (most of) the beads listed below!

Bead Board

While I didn’t use one when making my friendship bracelets, there were PLENTY of times I wished I had used one! So many beads went flying.

As a precaution against losing beads, consider getting a bead board to make things easier, trust me!

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Black & White Letter Beads

Depending on how you want to make your bracelets, these black and white letter beads will pair well with any of the decorative bead collections listed below.

Get creative with color combinations!

Taylor Swift Debut Era

Taylor Swift’s first album came out in October 2006! I don’t know about you but I was only about 11 years old when her first album came out! I don’t think I’d heard too much about Taylor Swift yet but she was certainly growing her audience during that time.

Celebrating this era is nostalgic for so many fans, especially as we await her re-recording! If you are a long-time fan, you might remember teal / blue being the color for this era, even though it’s recently been rebranded to green. I included both color schemes for friendship bracelet materials below.

Letter Beads for Friendship Bracelets

These letter beads are available in both a light blue and a light green! These feel very light and airy and would probably look great in the sun!

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Decorative Beads for Debut Friendship Bracelets

Sticking with the green and teal options, these decorative beads play matchy-matchy with their respective letter beads. If you don’t want the letter and decorative beads to match, take a look at these 1400pcs Letter Beads, 4x7 mm Acrylic Alphabet Beads, Beads for Jewelry and Bracelet Making, in 28...!

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Fearless Era

The Fearless album came out in November 2008 and brought Taylor Swift so many awards! If you’re looking to celebrate this era with your friendship bracelets, there are so many fun lyrics to use and it’s got a fun color scheme (gold & yellow)!

Letter Beads for Fearless Friendship Bracelets

Whether you decide to keep things fun with some yellow beads or glam with gold letter beads, your friendship bracelets are going to be extra sparkly!

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Decorative Beads for Fearless Friendship Bracelets

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Speak Now Era

I’m a big fan of the Speak Now color since purple is my favorite! Speak Now was originally released on October 25, 2010, and then Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) was released on July 7, 2023. The Vault tracks for Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) are absolutely amazing! It was also very iconic of her to collaborate with Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams on two of the Vault songs.

Letter Beads for Speak Now Friendship Bracelets

Celebrate this era of Taylor’s songwriting skills with some purple letter beads, available in both opaque and translucent bead options.

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Decorative Beads for Speak Now Friendship Bracelets

If I could, I would only ever use purple decorative beads for any and all friendship bracelets. I love the set that has both dark and light purple beads because Speak Now has both light pop sounds and some very dark songs as well.

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Red Era

First released on October 22, 2012, Red was considered controversial at the time because the sound was not quite country and not quite pop. Looking back, we can see it was Taylor Swift’s transitional album to pop sounds.

Red (Taylor’s Version) was released on November 12, 2021, and included six Vault songs! The ten-minute version of All Too Well was played in our household on a loop for quite a few days after release.

Letter Beads for Red Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Red Friendship Bracelets

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1989 Era

Originally released on October 27, 2014, the 1989 album is endearingly called the “pop bible” by many. It’s one of my favorite albums, with so many fun beats. Also, the 1989 color and its pet animal – seagulls – have become such an iconic part of this era.

1989 (Taylor’s Version) was released on Oct. 27, 2023, and included five Vault songs. I’ve had the Vault songs on absolute repeat ever since they came out! I actually only played the second vinyl, side B for approximately five plays before I finally stopped myself so I wouldn’t unevenly scratch the vinyl (is that even a thing???).

Letter Beads for 1989 Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for 1989 Friendship Bracelets

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Reputation Era

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album was originally released on November 10, 2017. The Taylor’s Version of the album hasn’t been released yet but it’s my most anticipated album. It’s my personal favorite with all the “bad bish” energy and overall dark energy – at least on the first few songs!

Letter Beads for Reputation Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Reputation Friendship Bracelets

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Lover Era

Lover is the first album fully owned by Taylor Swift! It was released on August 23, 2019, and features some fun song titles that are perfect for making friendship bracelets!

Letter Beads for Lover Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Lover Friendship Bracelets

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Folklore Era

Released on July 24, 2020, Folklore was a surprise album drop from Taylor Swift! The cover features a very black-and-white vibe with forest themes.

The album also features some fun song titles that will look great on friendship bracelets. Also, catch me listening to “august” over and over again since it’s my birth month…

Letter Beads for Folklore Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Folklore Friendship Bracelets

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Evermore Era

Another surprise album drop! Released on December 11, 2020, Evermore is considered a sister album to Folklore. As Taylor mentioned in an interview, she couldn’t stop writing songs after Folklore so she and her collaborators ended up with another album.

Evermore and Folklore have very similar vibes but Evermore features brown tones and plaid patterns on the cover that I included in the following bead options.

Letter Beads for Evermore Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Evermore Friendship Bracelets

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Midnights Era

Midnights is my favorite album so far. I just love the album’s sound and lyrics – I basically skip the least amount of songs on this album, even when I’m in a specific music mood. Released on October 21, 2022, it was the first vinyl I ever received and it’s 100% responsible for beginning Kyle and I’s vinyl collection!

Letter Beads for Midnights Friendship Bracelets

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Decorative Beads for Midnights Friendship Bracelets

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Glow-in-the-Dark Decorative Bracelet Beads

I was sooo excited when I found these friendship bracelet beads because they GLOW IN THE DARK! Since batteries and other lights are banned from the concert, I was so happy to find these glow-in-the-dark seed beads. Since I’m also customizing my concert jacket, these might even come in handy for creating a glow-in-the-dark design!

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I had so much fun making friendship bracelets and trading them with other Swifties!

I hope this shopping list was helpful in shopping and making your friendship bracelets with the theme of your favorite Taylor Swift era! Enjoy making your friendship bracelets and attending her concert or movie!

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