Leather Bracelets(945 items)
Explore NOVICA's unique collection of Leather Bracelets, in classic and contemporary styles from talented global artisans. You'll discover cuffs, wristbands, beaded wrap bracelets, and an array of unique designs, all handcrafted in rich and supple leather.
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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 Leather Bracelets
Gifted this stunning leather bracelet to a friend
I bought this gorgeous leather and silver bracelet as a birthday gift for my friend in Australia. I paid so little for a piece that looks incredibly expensive! He took photos of the bracelet and the amazing gift bag and box in which it arrived which - to me - was a special touch. The bracelet was a bit large which his jeweler easily fixed. Of the thousands of jewelry choices for men, this seemed perfect for him whether he wore jeans or suits. I have purchased several NOVICA gifts for friends and myself because they never disappoint and I earned rewards for each purchase! Each purchase contains a card describing the artist and the story behind the craftsmanship of the item. NOVICA broke my Amazon gift buying habit. Sending gifts with 100% confidence the recipients will love the uniqueness is liberating.
Beautiful product. I wear it everyday night and day, except in the shower. Clasp is, somewhat, hard to open.
Exactly how the picture is but even nicer when you wear it! thank you! Very happy, I wear it every day.
Siriporn Hand-knotted gemstone bracelets
"Small grass flowers growing beside the road, the caterpillar on the tree brunch… butterflies. All of these serve as inspiration to create my jewelry."
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Popular Leather Bracelets
Polished Sterling Silver and Leather Men's Bracelet, "Bridge in Black"
Elegantly masculine, this bracelet is the work of Cahya Krisna in Bali. Braided black leather forms a bridge between thick, gleaming chains of sterling silver. The bracelet is secured by a polished sterling box clasp.
Handmade Brown & Black Leather Braid Unity Bracelet, "Nostalgia Unity"$29.99
Four braids — two in brown and two in black — come together in a square knot and return to their origins. Working in leather, Passaramon crafts a handsome unity bracelet. "The corona virus divides us from parents, lovers, or family to stay away from each other and live in fear. Both nostalgia and anxiety still remain people in Thailand and in other countries," the artisan says. "This gave me the idea for this unity bracelet. It means the unity we all have in every difficulty arises and will be a nostalgic symbol to heal people. We shall pass this nightmare together."
Leather Braided Cord Bracelet with a Sterling Silver Compass, "True North"$89.95
Henry Anthony Sanny pays homage to the unwavering accuracy of the compass in this handsome bracelet. Two bands of braided dark brown leather surround the wrist. Sterling silver elements anchor each end, while a matching compass motif button serves as a clasp.
Leather Accent Sterling Silver Bracelet with Lotus Pendant, "Lotus"$69.99
Henry Anthony Sanny creates a handsome bracelet to be simple yet refined, subtly drawing the eye to the wearer without appearing overly flashy. The Balinese artisan braids leather to form a double band, and the sterling silver button features an abstract lotus design. Sterling silver accents harmonize with the pendant and the rich brown leather in a pleasing design.
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