While this isn't a new trend, a recent trip to Manhattan reminded me of the increasing popularity of evil eye charms and jewelry. They seemed to be everywhere, from single charms on the wrists of polished uptown girls, to stacks of bracelets made with evil eye beads on downtown artist-types. The significance of the evil eye is that it's said to ward off evil. I remember seeing baskets full of these small, inexpensive glass trinkets at roadside stands and The Grand Bazaar when I visited Turkey years ago. In rural towns, locals would gaze into my eyes and tell me that I brought them good luck (apparently because I have blue eyes). I'm not superstitious but I kinda like this trend and a part of me finds comfort in wearing good luck charms. I picked up a pack of evil eye beads at Michael's the other day for $2.99 to make bracelets. Click any image to get details on these evil eye accessories I found online.
Minka's Hamsa Charm Bracelet, $24.95 at emitations.com (also available in red/silver, black/gold, black/silver, or turquoise/gold)