Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
At sea, sailors, in their boredom, would create small crafts off of extra bits of rope lying around on board. They discovered, in time, that rope bracelets would also prevent chafing on their wrists when they were up in the rigging. They were also durable in the sea and the sun, which eventually made them popular with landlubbers as well.
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You can learn to make a sailor’s bracelet here: