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Artisans the world over utilize the natural materials at their disposal to create beautiful, sustainable jewelry. Wood, bamboo and dried gourds. Coconut shells, rattan and terra-cotta. Even natural grasses lend themselves to a jewelers creativity while art glass beads and pendants can be made from discarded bottles. Some artisans reclaim precious silver from photographic negatives. Colorful magazine pages can become tightly-rolled beads protected by a coat of varnish. Always creative, artists craft their bracelets out of innovative, eco-conscious materials.
Handmade womens bracelets each have their own unique characteristics. Color, texture, size and design all vary. Often, the technique alone will tell you, for example, hand-knotted, braided or woven bracelets. Leather bracelets with cutout motifs or embossing are usually crafted by hand.Thai jewelry by Karen silversmiths shows hand-stamped geometric or floral motifs and beads are usually made of fine silver, which is more malleable than sterling. Similarly, filigree jewelry is a meticulous handcrafted process. Most bracelets with natural, sustainable or recycled materials are handmade. Even some of the most sophisticated and modern gold and silver may be signed by the artist who made it.The most common indicator that a bracelet is handmade is the detailed and intricate design. Novica artisans demonstrate their techniques in the many videos on www.novica.com youll find the links on their product descriptions and also on the artisan bio page.
Traditional bracelet-making techniques have been passed down over generations around the world. Womens bracelets in gold and silver are usually crafted with the lost wax technique. The image is sculpted in wax and enveloped in a mold materia. As molten gold or silver is poured into the mold, the wax image melts and the metal takes its place. However coiling fine strands of metal results in Andean filigree jewelry. Balinese artistry applies polished spirals and tendrils as well as tiny globes known as jawan to sleek silver jewelry. And a few contemporary artisans even weave or crochet the slender silver strands.Jade was highly prized by the Maya and still has an important place in modern Guatemalan jewelry. Amber from the rich mines in southern Mexico adorns the womens bracelets, necklaces, and earrings of the area. Macrame and beading are popular everywhere for boho style. And West Africas handmade beadwork is renowned the world over.
Womens bracelets carried immense cultural significance in ancient times and they still do. In Perus pre-Hispanic societies, gold represented the sun, and jewelry indicated social status and identity, as it also did among the Maya of Mexico and Central America. In India, bangles or kangans showed a woman was married and are a part of the 16 adornments customarily worn by a Hindu bride. Traditional West African beads are a sign of cultural identity. Each one has a meaning and tells a story.Today, womens bracelets are still culturally significant. In India, jewelry often depicts religious symbols and meditative mantras. Balinese bracelets may also depict dragons, thought to be the protectors of the gods, or the Hindu Barong deity, also a protection symbol. Motifs stamped into Karen hill tribe silver encourage living in harmony with nature. The hand-knotted bracelets of Guatemala symbolize friendship but evolved from a silent protest for loved ones missing during the countrys armed conflict. Today, friends each tie a bracelet on the others arm and make a wish. The bracelet is worn until it wears out and falls off so the wish will come true.
Silver, gold, brass and copper have been popular for thousands of years and are often set with colorful gemstones. Artisans in different regions of the world take advantage of unique local resources, such as Brazilian golden grass, leather and coconut shell from Thailand, and carved bone jewelry from Bali. Intricate openwork carving, known as jali, can be seen in bangles from India. West Africa has a long tradition of beadwork, with beautiful beads made from recycled glass and even plastic becoming popular in recent years.
Featured Reviews on Polyester Bracelets
Eye-catching, multicolored, faceted agate wrap
I was attracted to the unusual, olive-colored macrame of this wrap, which makes a striking background for the multicolored, faceted agate stones. This artist is one of my favorites and I own many of her designs, all of which have been expertly constructed. I am in awe of how she takes such simple materials and turns them into such eye-catching, unique pieces. This particular design comes in many different colors and stones. I also have the one with peachy-tan colored macrame and agate. The wrap is a little large for me because my wrists are small, however I sew a set of hooks and eyes on the macrame to snug it up without disturbing the original fastener. The price is very reasonable for this down-to-earth work of art.
More hand made than elegant.
It came in nice packaging, and its a wearable bracelet. Would fit most adults. Can be worn casually with jeans, or with a pretty dress. Its an unusual bracelet, but it looks what it is - hand made.
I love this bracelet
Thank you, thank you. I love this bracelet. I think its beautiful. The soft brown cord with the Tigers eye and beads makes it look very special and distinctive. Thank you again.
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Natural Mexican Amber Adjustable Beaded Strand Bracelet, "Sun Spots"$25.99
Artisan Juan Garcia of Mexico, whose family has worked with amber for generations, creates this bracelet by stringing beautiful beads of amber on a red cord. Amber's natural variations show a beautiful range of colors, from pale to deep, all of which are featured in this bracelet. The cord has a sliding knot to adjust the bracelet to fit.
Natural amber is a fossilized resin, and no two pieces are alike in shape and color. Bits of moss and plant life may be seen within droplets of true amber.
Thai Hill Tribe & Sterling Silver Black Cord Unity Bracelet, "We Unite"$39.99
A sterling silver pendant urges us to unite in this original bracelet by Napapat. It depicts a square knot. She displays it on a black macramé cord and adds beads of 950 silver from Thailand's hill tribe artisans. "The idea comes from the terrible scourge of COVID-19," she confides. "We shall unite to fight back and stop the death toll that seems to rise each day."
Neutral Tones Macrame Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 3), "Highland Elements"$39.99
Wakami is an artisan collective whose work benefits over 500 Guatemalan women and their families. This bohemian-cool unisex bracelet set is crafted with macrame techniques, and each of the 3 bracelets is different. In tones of black, brown, grey-green and white, the bracelets incorporate braided waxed cord along with metal accents, leather, and beads of white howlite. Two of the bracelets have clasps (one with a hook and one with a button clasp), and the third bracelet features a sliding knot for an adjustable length.
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Cord Bracelet with Karen Silver, "Rainbow Sunset"
Thailand's Samart Takham twists waxed polyester cord, then hand-strings a rainbow of faceted beads that flank a pleated 950 Karen hill tribe 950 silver bead pendant. She uses faceted labradorite, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, amazonite, quartz, rainbow moonstone, and quartz beads to represent the ever-changing colors of the sunset, with a single amethyst bead gracing the end of the extender chain.