I renewed my annual membership for my MedicAlert medical jewellery and ordered an updated tag that includes my ant bite allergy. There was a sale so I decided to get myself a pretty leather band as well:
It’s like a watch band, and I like that the tag has clips on the sides so I can move it to my black sport band if I want. I may make some beaded bracelets for it as well. It’s very comfortable although the leather is thick so it’s a little tricky to put on when my hands are stiff- I expect that to get easier as the leather relaxes. I was worried about the leather stain bleeding if/when it gets wet while washing my hands, but so far it’s holding up just fine. There is one item I am keeping an eye on, however: the black loops that the clasps attach to are elastic- nice for a little extra give when you are flipping over the tag to read it, but I can see it getting stretched out over time. We’ll see how it holds up!
Update: Four months later and I’m still getting lots of compliments on the band, but I do not think it was really intended for everyday wear. It had gotten wet a few more times and while I was pleased that the color did not bleed, the leather layers have started to separate, and it can still be a challenge to put it on in the morning. There is a little staining from being worn and the end of the band is fraying from being handled. In all I still love the band but do not think it holds up well under everyday wear, and due to the cost will most likely not replace it. Ironically, the elastic loops which were my biggest concern have held up great. I did discover that the clasps make this tag a little looser on my black band than I prefer but I can probably add a couple stitches to address that.