Soundwave Bracelets

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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. Sandy says:

    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. says:

    Good for a remake… 10min with Pd and ponoko = done.

  3. BigD145 says:

    Purity Ring?

  4. Sarah says:

    where can i buy this??

  5. Mary says:

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

  6. Hanny123 says:

    for real? where can you get them?

  7. Christine Ayers says:

    Where can you buy this???

    1. indefeseofmyself says:

      They went under nearly 2 years ago.

  8. david bizer (@bza) says:

    Hey there,

    I was the original designer of these bracelets / necklaces.
    You can still buy them on my website:

    Or you can use my DIY guide to make one on your own:



    1. Kryssie says:

      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. Cattnipp says:

      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

  9. franco says:

    Drugs are not bad, m’kay.

  10. Greenhouse Plans says:

    Hi there, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post.
    It was funny. Keep on posting!

  11. James Robertiello says:

    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

    1. Ava says:

      You can find them on Etsy. Just look up soundwave bracelet.

  12. Ava says:

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

    1. david bizer (@bza) says:

      I’m making these Ava. Have a look at my website
      Cheers, David

  13. alewan says:

    Recently I have found something similar in Russia:
    I ordered one yesterday, they should deliver it in a couple of days

  14. Kelly says:

    Where can I place my order?

  15. David Bizer says:

    The project is done by me, I worked together with the soundadvicepeople.

    You can buy the pieces on my website

    I also made an intructable on how to make these for free:

  16. SylviasDaddy says:

    “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 …

  17. Rach says:

    How do I order one??

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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