Beaded Bracelet with 3 Hand Carved Bone Roses
Ivory Roses, Beaded Bracelet with 3 Hand Carved Bone Roses
Ayu AryDelicately carved by hand, a trio of roses centers this bracelet by Ayu Ary. She strings smooth globes on white cotton cords to complement the flowers and adds a sliding knot closure so the length can...$34.99
Artist: Ayu Ary
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Bracelet
Twilight Garden, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Bracelet
Neeru GoelDesigned by Indian artisan Neeru Goel, this stunning link bracelet combines traditional gemstones with modern flair. Lapis lazuli and cultured pearls are set amid carefully wrought sterling silver...
Artist: Neeru Goel
Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Sterling Rope, Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Wayan NeriWayan Neri presents this beautiful handcrafted cuff bracelet. Featuring white cultured pearls, this bracelet is made from sterling silver with Balinese floral motifs. A discreetly concealed hinge...
Artist: Wayan Neri
Blue Amazonite and Karen Hill Tribe Silver Wrap Bracelet
Blue Hydrangea, Blue Amazonite and Karen Hill Tribe Silver Wrap Bracelet
SiripornKnotted by hand on brown leather cords, amazonite evokes blue hydrangea blossoms. Thailand's Siriporn crafts this beaded wrap bracelet by hand and adds a floral silver bead with Karen hill tribe...
Mexican Sterling Silver Skull Hand Braided Leather Bracelet
Stylish Death, Mexican Sterling Silver Skull Hand Braided Leather Bracelet
Diego OrtizA sense of celebration mixed with mockery is integral to how death is viewed by Mexicans, something to which artisan Diego Ortiz alludes in the design of this hand crafted double skull bracelet....$129.99
Artist: Diego Ortiz
Artisan Crafted Wood Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Ghana
Chocolate, Artisan Crafted Wood Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Ghana
Rita Addo ZakourRustic yet classy, this stretch bracelet hand crafted from sese wood is the perfect accessory for any day. Rita Addo Zakour designs this bracelet with beaded pattern that alternates between brown and...$23.99
Artist: Rita Addo Zakour
Tan Ivory Progression
Macrame Bracelet in Tan and Ivory with Hill Tribe Silver
Tan Ivory Progression, Macrame Bracelet in Tan and Ivory with Hill Tribe Silver
NapapatKnotted by hand, this wristband bracelet features silver beads by hill tribe artisans. Thailand's Napapat combines tan and ivory cords to braid this bracelet design.
Brown Earth Tone Beaded Stretch Bracelet by Ghana Artisan
African Woman, Brown Earth Tone Beaded Stretch Bracelet by Ghana Artisan
Catherine Offei KwapongThis hand-beaded stretch bracelet by Ghanaian artisan Catherine Offei Kwapong features traditional African design motifs on terracotta beads, arranged with smaller beads carved from local sese wood....$23.99
Artist: Catherine Offei Kwapong
Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Luminous White, Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Neetu BarathiSterling silver links join together alluring rainbow moonstone beads in this bracelet from India. Five of the gemstones form a row at the center of the link bracelet designed by artisan Neetu Barathi.$39.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
With the Grain
Wood Bead and Disc Wrap Bracelet
With the Grain, Wood Bead and Disc Wrap Bracelet
Abdul Kadir IddrisuArtisan Abdul Kadir Iddrisu of Ghana alternates rounded discs and oval beads in two natural wood tones in this sese wood bead wrap bracelet. This bracelet makes the perfect accessory for a casual...$23.99
Artist: Abdul Kadir Iddrisu
Antique White Horizon
Glass Beaded Cuff Bracelet in Antique White from El Salvador
Antique White Horizon, Glass Beaded Cuff Bracelet in Antique White from El Salvador
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Pearls of the Sea Youth GroupPresented by Pearls of the Sea Youth Group, this beaded cuff features a solid antique white color. Handcrafted by youth in El Salvador in order to obtain a better education, this bracelet design is...$39.99
Artist: Pearls of the Sea Youth Group
Black and Cream Wood Bead and Disc Stretch Bracelet
Fellowship, Black and Cream Wood Bead and Disc Stretch Bracelet
Abdul Kadir IddrisuTrios of cream and black discs alternate with cream round beads in this sese wood stretch bracelet. Artisan Abdul Kadir Iddrisu of Ghana crafts this bracelet showing the beauty of connecting...$23.99
Artist: Abdul Kadir Iddrisu
Recycled Glass and Acrylic Beaded Bracelet in Earth Tones
Sedinam Beads, Recycled Glass and Acrylic Beaded Bracelet in Earth Tones
Rita Addo ZakourGhanaian artisan Rita Addo Zakour crafts this unique bracelet, inspired by the Ewe word sedinam, meaning, "destiny provides." Rounded beads in natural colors are reminiscent of bountiful...$19.99
Artist: Rita Addo Zakour
Freedom of Love
Andean Sterling Silver Pendant Ivory Beaded Unity Bracelet
Freedom of Love, Andean Sterling Silver Pendant Ivory Beaded Unity Bracelet
Flor Principe"This design represents union and the freedom of love in all its expressions," says Andean designer Flor Principe. She depicts a hand holding a heart in sterling silver to center a beaded...$23.99
Artist: Flor Principe
Balinese Black Lava Stone Unity Bracelet
For Unity, Balinese Black Lava Stone Unity Bracelet
Ayu AryBy Ayu Ary, this handsome bracelet combines sleek bone beads with globes of natural black lava stone. The Balinese artisan inscribes the beads with the message "Unity." Strung on a cotton...$23.99
Artist: Ayu Ary
Agate and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Hill Tribe Silver
For Peace, Agate and Leather Wrap Bracelet with Hill Tribe Silver
SiripornAgate's subtle tones find an expression in gemstone jewelry. By Thailand's Siriporn, this beaded leather wrap bracelet features silver beads crafted by Karen hill tribe artisans.
Natural or White Bracelets(16 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Natural or White 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 jeweler's 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 Natural or White Bracelets
I got the bracelet to match a pair of earrings from the same material. They are so exquisitely crafted
The Tan Ivory Progression bracelet is so simple and intricate with its silver accents, that I examine it every time I have it on. The fine knotting, and the tiny silver beads entwine themselves and become indistinguishable from each other, so simple and beautiful.
Ayu Ary Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry
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