Hematite Bracelets(42 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Hematite 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 Hematite Bracelets
Mans best friend.
Just love the three bracelets. I know they are made for a women, but I loved the color scheme, and got three instead of one so I can change off. Thanks for the wonderful gift from Peru.
**** QuinceÃ±era Gift ****
This was a perfect gift for a QuinceÃ±era we were involved in! Her theme was 'Starry Night' ~ she loved the bracelet. Thank you NOVICA!
I knew this would be special
I am an avid buyer to this company and I am satisfied with every purchase made but this bracelet is absolutely beautiful. Beautifully designed it's energy is amazing. Beautiful, Bravo to the artisan. Tipa is blessed with grace. Thank you
Tipa Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"It's been very fulfilling to see women look gorgeous, confident and elegant in my jewelry. I believe everyday outfits can be eye-catching and stylish with the right accessories."
Popular Hematite Bracelets
Artisan Crafted Hematite Beaded Wrap Bracelet, "Under the Earth"$39.99
The perfect piece to complement any outfit, this wrap bracelet is designed by Ayu Widiani and crafted by Balinese artisans. The artisans hand thread hematite beads on a strong cotton cord that wraps multiple times around your wrist and fastens with a sterling silver button clasp.
Men's Multi-Gemstone Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Costa Rica, "Planetary Harmony"
As they circle the wrist, gemstone beads of agate, jasper, tiger's eye, and hematite achieve harmony. Costa Rican artisan Efrain Espinoza creates this men's stretch bracelet, which is completed with petite stainless steel beads.
Hand Crafted Onyx and Hematite Beaded Bracelet, "Cool Night"
Powerful black and shimmering grey mingle in this cool bracelet designed by Thailand's Tipa. The artisan alternates two onyx globes with three faceted hematite beads, then continues the pattern all the way around the bracelet. A durable elastic cord allows the bracelet to stretch over your wrist with ease.
Carnelian and Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet, "Summer Morning"
Fiery orange and cool turquoise mingle playfully in this bright beaded bracelet from Thailand's Tipa. Crafted from reconstituted turquoise and two hematite beads, the cool necklace is punctuated by a flaming carnelian gemstone at the center and finished with a sterling silver clasp.