Ceramic Puebla Bead, Blue and Silver Stretch Bracelet
Indigo Twilight, Ceramic Puebla Bead, Blue and Silver Stretch Bracelet
Size: 7.5" L (end to end) x 0.6" W
Monica VazquezArtisan Monica Vazquez of Mexico hand crafts this lovely stretch bracelet with Talavera-style ceramic beads painted with a beautiful deep blue floral motif, matching crystal beads, and sterling silver...
Colorful Talavera Ceramic and Leather Pendant Bracelet
Colorful Talavera, Colorful Talavera Ceramic and Leather Pendant Bracelet
Size: 6.75" L x 0.1" W
Alonso LuisBy Mexican artisan Alonso Luis, this elegant pendant bracelet carries the beauty of Talavera handicrafts wherever it goes. The pendant is crafted of ceramic, featuring multiclored petal motifs that...
Light of Life
Talavera Sterling Silver and Ceramic Cross Rosary
Light of Life, Talavera Sterling Silver and Ceramic Cross Rosary
Size: 8.75" Inner Circ. x 0.4" W
Juana PonceAdding a touch of faith and Mexican artistry to any ensemble, this rosary is designed and crafted by Mexican artisan Juana Ponce. Working in the traditional style of Talavera handicrafts, she crafts...
Artist: Juana Ponce
Ceramic Puebla Bead and Blue Crystal Bead Stretch Bracelet
Twilight Bloom, Ceramic Puebla Bead and Blue Crystal Bead Stretch Bracelet
Monica VazquezArtisan Monica Vazquez of Mexico hand crafts this lovely stretch bracelet with Talavera-style ceramic beads painted with a beautiful deep blue floral motif and matching crystal beads. About her work...
Cultured Pearl and Ceramic Puebla Bead Stretch Bracelet
Blue Celebration, Cultured Pearl and Ceramic Puebla Bead Stretch Bracelet
Size: 7.5" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
Monica VazquezArtisan Monica Vazquez of Mexico hand crafts this lovely stretch bracelet with cultured pearls, Talavera-style ceramic beads painted with a beautiful deep blue floral motif, and matching crystal...
Blue & White Talavera Style Papier Mache Heart Bracelet
Talavera Heart, Blue & White Talavera Style Papier Mache Heart Bracelet
Edith OrozcoBeautiful in blue, this delightful bracelet is centered by a heart Edith Orozco recreates motifs from Mexico's classic Talavera ceramics. A graceful swallow soars amid swirling brushstrokes known as...
Artist: Edith Orozco
Black Talavera Ceramic and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Petal Orb, Black Talavera Ceramic and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.1" W
Alonso LuisCentering a bangle of high-polish sterling silver, a ceramic orb is hand-painted with black petal motifs in the style of Talavera handicrafts. Mexican artisan Alonso Luis designs this lovely pendant...
Lapis Lazuli Bracelet with Ceramic Pendant
Indigo Garden, Lapis Lazuli Bracelet with Ceramic Pendant
Monica VazquezWorking with hand painted ceramic beads from Puebla, Monica Vazquez creates this beautiful stretch bracelet. The bracelet is crafted from polished lapis lazuli and sterling silver beads, as well as...
Talavera Ceramic and Leather Pendant Bracelet in Blue
Talavera Blue, Talavera Ceramic and Leather Pendant Bracelet in Blue
Alonso LuisCrafted of Talavera ceramic, an oval pendant centers this Mexican bracelet. Alonso Luis creates this accessory, featuring hand-painted petal motifs in blue. The pendant centers blue leather cord with...
Lapis Lazuli and Ceramic Bead Pendant Bracelet
Cobalt Flourish, Lapis Lazuli and Ceramic Bead Pendant Bracelet
Monica VazquezArtisan Monica Vazquez of Mexico designs this original bracelet using a hand-painted Talavera-style bead crafted in Puebla. The large bead is flanked by two sterling silver beads and centers a...
Blue Puebla Blossoms
Lapis Lazuli and Talavera Style Ceramic Floral Bracelet
Blue Puebla Blossoms, Lapis Lazuli and Talavera Style Ceramic Floral Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0" W
Monica VazquezMonica Vazquez pays tribute to Mexico's beautiful Talavera style ceramics with this unique bracelet. Alternating blue and white floral beads with globes of gold-flecked lapis lazuli, she finds a...
Sterling Silver and Ceramic Beaded Link Bracelet in Blue
Blue Talavera, Sterling Silver and Ceramic Beaded Link Bracelet in Blue
Size: 8" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Juana PonceIn the traditional style of Talavera handicrafts, seven square beads are crafted from ceramic, featuring hand-painted cesigns in blue. Mexican artisan Juana Ponce creates this bracelet, crafted with...
Artist: Juana Ponce
Talavera Style Blue & White Bird Papier Mache Heart Bracelet
Blue Talavera, Talavera Style Blue & White Bird Papier Mache Heart Bracelet
Edith OrozcoWorking in papier mache, Edith Orozco recreates motifs from Mexico's classic Talavera ceramics. A graceful swallow soars amid swirling brushstrokes known as plumeado, or "feathered" on a...
Artist: Edith Orozco
Talavera Bracelets(13 items)
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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 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 Review on Talavera Bracelets
Simple, elegant, unique
I love this little beauty. The shape is imperfect which I love because its unique and shows the artists personal touch in forming it. The talavera is vibrant in color. Comfortable to wear alone or stacked. Packaging was excellent. Thank you Alonso!
Monica Vazquez Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with Talavera ceramic accents
"I… use Puebla's handcrafted Talavera ceramic. It gives a special touch to my silver designs and each material enhances the other."
I've been perfecting handmade jewelry with Talavera-style ceramics since 2016. It's a style I feel very proud to work with.
During these years, we have grown considerably. We haven't had the opportunity to attend more exhibitions nationwide, but what has... read more