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Soundwave Bracelets

This is such a cool idea! It’s a custom bracelet of a soundwave rendered in 3D. The bracelet is “designed” by the waveform of the message it encodes.

The bracelets were originally part of the Sound Advice Project, a teen anti-drug abuse initiative, geared at getting parents to talk to their kids. The idea is that, as a parent, you record some message to your child (“Drugs are bad, m’kay?”) and he or she carries that message with them at all times. Not sure that giving a 3D model of a soundwave is really the most direct way of talking to your kids about drugs, but it sure gets points for creativity and conceptual chutzpah.


After this project was completed, the original designer, David Bizer, began offering the bracelets on his website. He also has put up an Instructable on how to make this kind of waveform jewelry yourself.

24 thoughts on “Soundwave Bracelets

  1. It does say on the second part where it says “find your words” that you can choose anything to say to record for a bracelet even if it isn’t drug related.


  2. Can you purchase a custom bracelet through the site? Do you have to live in Japan? I can’t see where to buy one.

    1. I hope you continue making these and other great unique pieces of art…. I was truly inspired to see all that you have made!

    2. I think it’s absolutely wonderful that while you still produce them for people who want them you also offer a way where people can make them for themselves and have pretty exactly the same product. I don’t see many people doing that these days and I feel it just proves that you do this because you love it and the money isn’t what your focus is :3 keep on being awesome <3

  3. I’m looking to purchase sound wave bracelet where you record your own message and you make a bracelet based on the sound waves
    Please send me a link of where to purchase it

  4. You can find these on Etsy. Just type in Soundwave Bracelet. They don’t look like these, but they use the same concept.

  5. “The idea is that, as a parent, you record some message to your child (“Drugs are bad, m’kay?”) and he or she carries that message with them at all times.”
    One would think that anyone whose age is expressible in two digits could write a proper English sentence …

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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