It's All on the Wrist
Bauble junkies are stacking a local line of mix-and-match bracelets up to their elbows. Westwood siblings Carolyn Berluti and Lisa Sisco first dreamed up their Family Jewels (siscofamilyjewels.com) on a beach trip last summer during a "just for fun" bead-stringing session. Soon after, the Hub’s sharpest buyers caught the fever, and now the sisters’ whimsical accessories are on offer at Stel’s, Portobello Road, and LuxCouture. The bracelets, which sell in the $50–$100 range, feature semi-precious stones, wood, and bone. The collectible angle is addictive, à la ’90s-era Beanie Babies, though virtuous shoppers will also appreciate that a portion of the proceeds goes to Half the Sky, a charity that supports Chinese orphanages.