March 28, 2014 |
Mariah Carey's got it and she's flaunting it -- her brand new birthday present, that is. The pop diva turned 44 on Thursday, and the festivities were capped with a sparkly gift from husband Nick Cannon. "Nick surprised me for 3/27 with a stellar diamond bracelet encrusted with 3 floating butterflies! @NickCannon," she tweeted , sharing a photo of the new bauble. Carey, who named her 1997 album "Butterfly," has a thing for the vividly colored insects. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings & engagements of 2014 "I think she's happy...
December 18, 2008
Bracelet price: In Sunday's Image section, a caption in a photo layout on jewelry of the season gave the price of a blue Ann Taylor bracelet as $10. It is $50.
March 3, 2013 |
The mix of casual and glam is what has made Paris-based jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann a fashion world favorite. She's made modern-day heirlooms out of one-of-a-kind pieces of vintage cotton lace, dipping them into 18-karat gold, and molding them into cuffs with a weathered patina. And she's elevated the humble friendship bracelet to must-have status, using gold hardware to anchor the braided threads and give the pieces strength and permanence. "The idea is to make pieces not too delicate, but strong and easy to wear from day to night," says the designer, who has a background in art, and launched her line nearly 10 years ago. Past collections have been influenced by pre-Columbian art, Brazilian handicrafts, Santa Fe style and the architecture of Miami Beach.
March 31, 1988
If you've been wishing upon a star--to no avail--then maybe you should wish upon a bracelet instead. Wish bracelets, colorful little hand-woven cotton bracelets made in Guatemala and Mexico, are turning up on the wrists of the truly trendy. How does a bracelet grant you a wish, you ask. Simple: Place the bracelet on your wrist, and, just before tying the bracelet's knot, make a wish. Wear the bracelet constantly until, finally, frayed and worn, it falls off of its own accord.
July 22, 2012 |
Images of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best. But the artisan level of contemporary beaders crafting today's fashion jewelry and accessories puts that image to rest. Their work has a decidedly modern, vibrant twist that makes it uniquely their own. For starters, the beads themselves are often a global affair. A bracelet might sport rare German vintage glass beads from the 1920s and '30s, antique African trading or vintage Japanese metal beads.
February 26, 1989
While reading today's "A Reminder of Vietnam . . .," I was reminded of "my guy," Capt. John Powell. I went to Palm Springs a lot during the '60s. One evening, while partying at a night spot there, I sat with two of my girlfriends next to a table full of "jarheads." They eventually gathered the courage to ask us to dance. We danced and laughed for two days straight. Their last weekend before 'Nam. No sex. Just girls and guys, laughing before they cried. During one slow dance with one of these guys, he asked me the name on my bracelet.