There is something oh so adorable about a charm bracelet. Is it the jingle and jangle when the wearer moves around, or the fact that you have to get up close and personal to ogle over each quirky little charm? Laden with fond remembrances, tiny figurines, and sweet forget-me-nots, a charm bracelet shows a woman's history on her wrist. These flirty and fashionable baubles enchant, adorn, seduce, and touch your heart. Take a delicious little peek inside the jewelry boxes of movie stars of long ago, celebs of today, and just plain fabulous women who have great stories to tell via the irresistible charm bracelets on their wrists. A charm bracelet can be funny or feminine, glamorous or girly, kitschy or classic, or just downright cute. How can you make one, get one, find one of your own? What can you do with all your leftover charms? Who knew you loved poodles and pop stars, monkeys and roller skates? These whimsical love tokens and magical amulets can help you to remember your loved ones' birthdays, start conversations, and make your sister faint with envy. Join the love affair: Wear a charm bracelet, you lucky, lucky girl, and you will be rich and popular, more beautiful and beloved; and maybe all your dreams will come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584793342
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Tracey Zabar designs charm bracelets for Barneys New York and Kate Spade, and provides jewelry for film, television, and theater. She lives in New York City with her husband and four sons.


Lisa Birnbach is the author of the classic Official Preppy Handbook and numerous books about American popular culture.


Ellen Silverman’s photographs have appeared in many books, including the Neiman Marcus Cookbook and Simple Stunning Weddings, as well as magazines.

Table of Contents

Foreword: My Life in Charm Bracelets7
Introduction: The Appeal of Charms11
Chapter 1A Charmed History15
Chapter 2Famous Charmers I Have Loved37
Chapter 3Charm School59
Chapter 4Beyond the Bracelet Clever Things to Do with Charms85
Reading List93

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