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These 2000s beaded phone straps are making a comeback as the ultimate summer accessory

If your favourite stars like Dua Lipa, Gigi Hadid and Salem Mitchell are donning it, why shouldn’t you?

Remember the good ol’ days of flaunting your flip phones out in public with the most vibrant beaded phone straps? Well, you’ll be glad to hear that your favourite past tech accessory is back and ready to conquer once again. It’s a great feeling to hear that the beaded strap (that also works as a wristlet) is making its comeback, especially when you’ve thought it was left behind in our early Y2K, butterfly clips, and low-rise jeans phase.

What makes it so personal and unique is that you can either customise it to fit your style or purchase it ready-made, if it matches your vibe and personality. If you were one of those who loved collecting these vibrant accessories, it’s time to kickstart your love for it once again. If you didn’t know, it was all thanks to founder Rachel Steed-Middleton of String Ting, who revived the hype when we spotted celebrities showing off their best mirror selfie with an added accessory on their phones.

And now it’s time to hunt for your perfect match, and you can do so with our curated shopping guide below.

Hero & Featured image credit: Instagram/@string_ting

If you’re one of those who keep losing their phone around the house, then you’ll know it’s time to invest in your very own strap. This String Ting strap is the best way to start if you want to flaunt one of their straps (that is if you’re into pinks and reds). This Strawberry Sundae wristlet is too adorable not to have it wrapped around your wrist for that girlie flair – and yes, they ship worldwide.

(Image credit: String Ting)

Approx. RM206

For those who are looking at introducing colours to your wardrobe, you can start by purchasing this quirky but refreshing companion. These pearl beads are not only elegant to the naked eyes, but the mix of freshwater, acrylic and glass beads makes the overall look stand out against your dainty bracelets and rings.

(Image credit: String Ting)

Approx. RM323

Supporting your local craft makers are the best way to show your love and appreciation for them during these trying times. Not only is it affordable, but this love beaded wristlet is a great alternative if you’re on a budget, but want amazing quality products.

(Image credit: Notre Mode)


K-POP fans, we did not forget about you. You can go ahead and customise your very own beaded charm, by including your favourite group or celebrities name. Who wouldn’t want to show off your love for EXO or SEVENTEEN?

(Image credit: Aio.KL)


Want to add a little flair to your phone? Bead Classic adhere to your requests and is open to adding your name, nicknames or your lover’s initials to your strap. Tip: You can either gift this to your best friend or sister as a heartwarming gift too. Learn to switch it up by adding this to your keys, or to the zipper of your bag for a dose of nostalgia detailing.

Feel free to drop them a DM to find out more.

(Image credit: Instagram/@beadclassic)

Doesn’t this remind you of your childhood with its pastel-hues and Polly Pocket-inspired beadings? If this matches your aesthetic, then this phone strap would definitely make a playful add-on as an accessory. Especially, when you can match this with your colourful beaded bracelets and rings that are also a trending summer accessory.

Feel free to drop them a DM to find out more.

(Image credit: Instagram/@madebyniee)

Feeling bold? Go crazy by picking colours and shapes that you won’t get easily bored with. Surprise yourself with this compelling arrangement to stand out when you show it off. We love the juxtaposition in this beads range that will put a smile on your face when you’re feeling blue.

Feel free to drop them a DM to find out more.

(Image credit: Instagram/@beaded.kl)

Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.
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