Hmmm, I have been using mine as a bracelet alot, at least 20 times so far, no problems here. I it as a bracelet!My SA says that ALOT have been brought back for repairs when they try to use it as a bracelet. Its not meant for it, so I guess it doesnt withstand that kind of wear. I wouldnt do it. Its tooo pretty to break. Ilove mine on my bags. Did you get one or thinking of getting one? Did you see the new fall colors yet. I am wanting one of those for my Damier Mezzo! YUM!