When I was in 3rd/4th grade (hmmm... 1991-1992? ish?) girls wore bows kind of like these... I never saw them in the korker style as in that link, just in the loopy style. The bows I remember had loops of this stuff incorporated, along w/ like rick rack or something else for texture, and I think it was thinner tubing & not metallic. And sometimes, I think they'd have them in a translucent matte white, w/ beads or confetti or something inside the tubing?
I think it could be cute, I like the loops style & I think I'd like it in a thinner diameter... you know... like I remember that one really popular girl having back in 3rd grade