Amber Bracelets(41 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Amber Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
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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 Amber Bracelets
I have lots of amber jewelry, and I figured it was only fair that my husband had some too! This is very attractive - nice hunk of amber with some inclusions, and a finely-woven bracelet. My hub has a smallish wrist, and it looks perfect of him - or maybe even on me!
I purchased this as a gift and the person loved it. The beads are out the wrist are small and held together with a red cord. The two amber beads are very pretty. The bracelet separates at the large beads for a good fit for any wrist size. Very nicely made. Nice design.
This is a well made article
I have this and it is still something I like to wear when I purchased 2 years ago. I recommend it for the quality and handcraft. Very well made.
Jacqueline and Eddy Handmade sterling silver and amber jewelry
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Popular Amber Bracelets
Natural Mexican Amber Adjustable Beaded Strand Bracelet, "Sun Spots"
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.
Red Nylon Braided Bracelet with Amber Beads from Mexico, "Amber Passion"
Mexico's Juan García presents this trendy braided bracelet accented with three amber beads in natural hues. Hand crafted in a passionate cherry red color, the nylon bracelet can be extended to accommodate the wearer's wrist size. By using amber, a gemstone which varies greatly in color and inclusions, the artisan has created an accessory with a simple design that is nonetheless one-of-a-kind.
Braided Nylon Bracelet with Mexican Amber in Black, "Amber Night"
A fun and casual piece, this bracelet's jet black color helps set off the appealing golden honey hues of the three amber beads in its center. Artisan Juan García's products feature amber from the Simojovel mine in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The nylon bracelet is braided by hand, and it can be adjusted to the wearer's desired length.
Amber Wristband Bracelet with Saffron Cord from Mexico, "Age-Old Elegance in Saffron"
Woven by hand, an adjustable band of saffron nylon cord circles the wrist. Mexican artisans Jacqueline and Eddy create this bracelet, centered by a piece of natural amber that possesses an age-old elegance. Tiny rondelles of amber decorate the cord at both ends.