Lucky Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets are, in a word, charming. You and your friends may wear them all the time, but have you ever wondered what all those charms mean and why they're considered lucky? Get your charm 411 right here!

Charm Bracelets - The History of Charms

Charm bracelets weren't always worn as a fashion statement. Back in the really olden days, people wore them to ward off evil spirits, protect them in battle and bring them luck - that's why charm bracelets are considered lucky! They only became trendy when Queen Victoria started wearing them in the 1800s and the European noble class copied her!

Charm Bracelets - The Meaning of Charms

Those charm pieces on your bracelet aren't just there to look pretty - each one has a meaning! Here's a quick lesson in charm school.

Charm Bracelets - The Charms in Lucky Charms

Did you know the makers of Lucky Charms cereal were inspired by charm bracelets? That's how those little marshmallow bits, or marbits as General Mills calls 'em, were created into shapes like blue moons, orange shooting stars, purple horseshoes, green leprechaun hats and yellow pots of gold! To keep you interested, the good folks at General Mills change up the "charms" pretty often, so don't be surprised when you find somethin' new in your Lucky Charms cereal one of these days! Many fashion brands like Juicy Couture and Betsey Johnson make totally funky bracelets with charms of hearts, keys, stars, crosses, tassels, crystal-studded trinkets and lots of other ornaments! And in recent years, swords, skulls and crossbones have made their way onto bracelets thanks to the box office success of all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies! Charm bracelets can be pretty expensive, so why not make your own? Just dig around in your jewelry box for pendants and trinkets and attach them to a plain bracelet (you may need some help from your mom). This is a great way to save money, as well as jazz up an old piece of jewelry. Another fun DIY idea is to make a cereal charm bracelet with Lucky Charms! With a needle and some strong thread, string your favorite Lucky Charms marshmallows together and tie it around your wrist. You probably won't be able to wear it for too long cuz you'll totally be tempted to eat it. After all, they're magically delicious!

Charm Bracelets - A Fashion Statement


latest videos


Which Jewelry Item Do You Wear Every Day?

  • Ring.
  • Earrings.
  • Necklace.
  • Bracelet.

related stories

Dear Dish-It in the forums

EndlessDream posted in Friends:
Hmmm....Then she mustn't be necessarily "using" you, if she is not getting something in return ( As far as we know of). However, It does sound like she is being extremely unfair. That just might be how she is. Not exactly loyal to anyone. Well, try to talk to her about it and tell her how you feel. And, if it doesn't work out, then she might not be a great friend to hang around with, and maybe you will find someone else who enjoys your company. I hope this helps, and good luck :)
reply about 10 hours
XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
No not really. Like I said, one minute she's all smiley and then she doesn't even look at me. Most of the time I see her with Daniela and Andrea. Today she was asking me if I was going to hang out with her, Daniela, Andrea and Luisa during recess. When I told her that I was 'going to have to think' she was like, "Whatever." and ran off to catch up with the Threesome. Thanks. :)
reply about 10 hours
EndlessDream posted in Friends:
Is she asking you to do things for her? Like help with homework, carry her books and so on?
reply about 10 hours
XxIHateMathxX posted in Friends:
This is gonna be long:   I have this 'friend' Amelia. She and I bonded really fast last year and we've become inseparable.   But lately she's blowing me off and my other best friend Belen told me: Amelia is actually using you. She does this to new kids at school, especially from foreign countries. She thinks because you're Chinese and the Chinese teacher's daughter, you'll help her. She's also using you as a backup friend - a substitute. There's this new girl Daniela, who Amelia thinks is her new best friend. She thinks that when Daniela stop hanging out with her, she'll have you.   The thing is, Daniela is pretty nice and she probably doesn't know all the trouble she's causing. Belen's old 'best friend' Andrea is doing the same to her.   I also learned that Amelia is seemingly the 'most popular girl in school' because she's mean to everyone. She always passes by the little kids' classrooms and hugs them & stuff. They seem to love her, but now I know it's because they think if they're nice they won't get bullied.   Maybe she WAS using me but I dunno. Belen says that each kid in the entire school has a bad story about Amelia and something she did to them. I said, "Then how was she so nice to me last year?" Then Belen was all like, "She was using you."   I don't know if she's telling the truth. She and Amelia are deadly enemies and she might be making up the whole Amelia story just to get back at her. Although Amelia has been dropping a few signs that she IS using me as a substitute friend.   Sometimes when I walk in, she'll be like "OOOOHHH! CASSANDRA! HI! HOW ARE YOU! C'MON, LOOK AT THIS! WE'RE GONNA HAVE SOOOO MUCH FUN TOGETHER ..."   And other times I'm like, "Hey, Amelia!" and she says, "Oh. Huh? Yeah, hi ..."  Once during PE we had to sit down and on the way to the gym, she was chatting with me in a BBBBFFFF way. But then when we had to partner up she said with Andrea, Daniela and someone else who I forgot.   I don't know what to do. It's just so weird. Even though now I know she MIGHT be using me (I'm not sure if she really is) it just seems WEIRD. Even for a supposed ##### she was my possibly fake best friend for the whole of last year. It's WEIRD to suddenly switch.   I don't even know if this should be happening. We've only just started 5th grade. Doesn't this WEIRD #### start happening around middle school? Thank you, everyone who will help in advance. P.S. Please include flirting advice. - A Girl Who Might Just Lose Her Possibly Fake Best Friend
reply about 11 hours
Okay I have school today and my hair is not sitting how I want it to. But my mum says it is sitting fine WHEN ITS NOT! SHE IS NOT LISTENING what do i do?
reply about 12 hours

play online games