Feathered Bliss in Brown
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Charm Bracelet
Feathered Bliss in Brown, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Charm Bracelet
Ketut SulastriPonder the grace of the animal kingdom with this bracelet by Ketut Sulastri. Beautiful sterling silver charms depicting feathers dangle gracefully from a braided brown cord studded with lustrous...
Artist: Ketut Sulastri
Circular Pyrite Pendant Bracelet from Peru
Circular Treasure, Circular Pyrite Pendant Bracelet from Peru
Marianela VargasA sterling silver circle is set with a natural pyrite stone. Marianela Vargas of Peru designs and crafts this pendant bracelet for a treasured accessory, circling the wrist with sterling rolo chain.
Artist: Marianela Vargas
Faith and Soul
Rosary Style Chalcedony and Pyrite Cross Charm Bracelet
Faith and Soul, Rosary Style Chalcedony and Pyrite Cross Charm Bracelet
TipaCrafted in the style of a rosary, this elegant bracelet is the design of Tipa in Thailand. Links of polished sterling silver connect faceted round beads of dyed crimson chalcedony and natural pyrite....$49.99
Garnet Pyrite 925 Silver Artisan Crafted Beaded Bracelet
Silvery Love, Garnet Pyrite 925 Silver Artisan Crafted Beaded Bracelet
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyWorking to support each other, Teodoro Melendez and Family of Peru proudly presents this bracelet, crafted by hand from sterling silver with beads of red garnet and faceted pyrite. With a silvery...$79.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
Labradorite Tree-Themed Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Beach Tree, Labradorite Tree-Themed Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
TipaThai artisan Tipa adds beads of natural labradorite and pyrite to this bracelet. Karen hill tribe silver forms elongated beads and a leafy charm that evoke a beach-side palm tree.$67.99
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Thai Karen Silver Charm Bracelet
Sky Aura, Multi-Gemstone Beaded Thai Karen Silver Charm Bracelet
Somluck KomolmithEvoking the beautiful palette of the sky in her design, artisan Somluck Komolmith creates this wonderful beaded charm bracelet that adds a colorful flair to any look. Large round beads of blue quartz...$34.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Pyrite and Hematite Beaded Rosary Bracelet from Thailand
Glistening Rosary, Pyrite and Hematite Beaded Rosary Bracelet from Thailand
TipaGlistening with the golden and silvery hues of pyrite and hematite stones, this beaded rosary bracelet is designed and crafted by Thai artisan Tipa. She adds a cross charm of sterling silver that...$49.99
Pyrite Bracelets(7 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Pyrite Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
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.
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."