Stainless Steel Bracelets(206 items)
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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 Stainless Steel Bracelets
I was looking for a bracelet to go with lapis lazuli earrings that I also purchased from Novica. Great match!
By Donald W
Beautiful Mens Bracelet
The leather is thick and dark - beautiful! The craftsmanship leading up to the clasp is truly genuine, as is the clasp itself! I have put it on and not taken it off - I am so proud of it! And the maker should be as well! Just a Beautiful Bracelet!
Ive purchased other bracelets for my husband, but the clasps can be complicated. This one is perfect. Its magnetic but, with a little turn, its secured. I think hes going to love it.
Passaramon Handcrafted leather jewelry and accessories
"This is the first time I've been able to show my work to the world. I hope you like it!"
"After graduating, I helped my parents in our family business, which was selling electrical equipment. There was not much challenge because it was already well-organized. I wanted to try... read more
Popular Stainless Steel Bracelets
Stainless Steel and Brown Leather Feather Pendant Bracelet, "Stunning Feather in Brown"$29.99
Circling the wrist with cord of brown leather, this bracelet culminates in a stunning feather pendant crafted from stainless steel. Thai artisan Passaramon designs this bracelet, which closes with a magnetic clasp.
Leather Strand Bracelet in Black from Thailand, "Mighty Strength in Black"$39.99
Exuding strength, this Thai bracelet circles the wrist with cords and braids of stark leather. Passaramon crafts it by hand and adds a central pendant of gleaming stainless steel. The bracelet closes with a magnetic stainless steel clasp.
Handmade Brown & Black Leather Braid Unity Bracelet, "Nostalgia Unity"$29.99
Four braids — two in brown and two in black — come together in a square knot and return to their origins. Working in leather, Passaramon crafts a handsome unity bracelet. "The corona virus divides us from parents, lovers, or family to stay away from each other and live in fear. Both nostalgia and anxiety still remain people in Thailand and in other countries," the artisan says. "This gave me the idea for this unity bracelet. It means the unity we all have in every difficulty arises and will be a nostalgic symbol to heal people. We shall pass this nightmare together."