Ceramic Bracelets(70 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Ceramic 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 Ceramic Bracelets
Just Lovely...and Unique
I was looking for something for my daughter-in-law (and her husband) for Christmas. They love to wear the same things, and they had this incredible design for both male and female, so I bought them both. They used to travel a lot (pre-Covid) and the meaning behind this design really meant a lot to me and to them. A very unusual and meaningful gift. They LOVED the design and the meaning behind it. Beautiful piece, you will not be disappointed! Shipped quickly which was also unusual being it was Christime time.
I was surprised at how beautiful these bracelets are!!! It took an artists skill to make these. I will wear them with pride. Thank you Dina
Dina Pre-Hispanic style ceramic and gemstone jewelry
"Ceramics definitely marked my life from the time I was a girl… I love how I could change a piece of clay into something beautiful — not only décor accents but also jewelry."
"I'm Ubaldina Paucar Achancaray. I was blessed to have been born in the extraordinary imperial province of Cusco in... read more
Popular Ceramic Bracelets
Two Ceramic Beaded Bracelets with Agate and Serpentine, "Wind and Earth"$19.99
From Andean artisan Dina comes a pair of charming beaded stretch bracelets in warm tones with an Inca-inspired style. Serpentine serves as the highlight of one of the bracelets while agate is the focal point of the other; both include handcrafted ceramic beads in subtle earth tones.
Lapis Lazuli and Talavera Style Ceramic Floral Bracelet, "Blue Puebla Blossoms"$34.99
Monica 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 perfect equilibrium of design. The bracelet stretches slightly to slip over the wrist.
Glass Beaded Silver and Ceramic Pendant Bracelet (7 Inch), "Paquime Tradition"$77.99
Inspired by the traditional art of Paquime, Mexican artisan Salvador Barrera creates this cultural bracelet. He works in the style of Taxco silversmithing, framing a hand-painted ceramic square with high-polish sterling silver. Copper accents and a geometric glass beaded wristband complete this striking accessory.