Grown-up friendship bracelets inspired by a 'Semi-Charmed Life'
Writer Nora Zelevanksy, whose work sometimes appears in the Los Angeles Times, has just published a novel: "Semi-Charmed Life," the comedic coming-of-age story of a young woman who ends up as the ghost blogger for a famous socialite in Manhattan.
Just out in July, the book has already spawned a collection of friendship bracelets made of semiprecious stones (get it?) such as smokey quartz, Peruvian opal and citrine dangling from a 14-karat gold chain. There are three versions -- the one shown here is called Night. And the bracelets have already caught the attention of fashion industry bible Women's Wear Daily.
It's easy to understand the connection of semiprecious stone charms to a book with the word "Semi-Charmed" in the title. But where does the friendship come in?
The bracelets were designed by Cayli Cavaco Reck, founder of the Style Sovereign blog and a lifelong friend of the author's, along with another mutual friend, Jeet Sohal, founder of the Bare Collection of jewelry and handbags. On her blog, Reck says, "The trinity of bracelets, this was not an accident, represent the many facets of friendship."
They are for sale on the Bare Collection website for $150 each. A portion of the proceeds is to go to Friends In Deed, an organization that offers support to people with life-threatening illnesses and their caregivers.
-- Susan Denley
Photo courtesy of the Bare Collection