Labradorite and Drusy Cuff Bracelet from India
Imperial Mystery, Labradorite and Drusy Cuff Bracelet from India
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
Neetu BarathiNeetu Barathi carefully selects an 18-carat array of labradorite and drusy to form the pendant of this cuff bracelet from India. Inspired by the elegant charm of evening, the artisan handcrafts the...$119.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Aqua Chalcedony and Black Drusy Quartz Cuff Bracelet
Imperial Mist, Aqua Chalcedony and Black Drusy Quartz Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
Neetu BarathiIn this fresh cuff bracelet design from India's Neetu Barathi, aqua chalcedony mingles with black drusy quartz. The oval gems of various sizes are set in gleaming sterling silver bezels for an...$139.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Bronze Brazilian Drusy Agate Gold Plated Bracelet
Bronze Galaxy, Bronze Brazilian Drusy Agate Gold Plated Bracelet
Gemstone Jewelry of Southern BrazilFrom Novica's extraordinary collection of Gemstone Jewelry of Southern Brazil, the modern design of this bracelet is centered by a sparkling bronze drusy. The enhanced agate is set in a rectangular...$27.99
Brazilian drusy agate bracelet
Brazil Enchantment, Brazilian drusy agate bracelet
Gemstone Jewelry of Southern BrazilDark as a shadow, sparkling drusy agate is enchanting. From Novica's Gemstone Jewelry of Southern Brazil collection, this contemporary bracelet is crafted of bronze plated in 18k gold.
Drusy Bracelets(4 items)
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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.
Neetu Barathi Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"What I like best about this craft is how it takes my mind in different directions to come up with new designs... I hope to keep going until I touch the sky!"
"When I started, I knew nothing about this art. I... read more