Brass Bracelets(575 items)
Discover NOVICA's Brass Bracelets Collection. From simple bangles to multi-hued cuffs, our unique collection showcases traditional and contemporary brass designs, handcrafted by global artisans.
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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 Brass Bracelets
I have purchased several bracelets from this artist. They are all well made, durable, and attractive . The artist uses meaningful natural gem beads and strong fiber and quality brass. Buyers should already know not to expose this jewelry to a lot of sea water or any water which may harm these beautiful natural products which are fun and Insirational to wear.
Intentions, silver plated cuff bracelet was a perfect fit for wrist 6.25, ao adjustment needed (can adjust). The silver color looks good and has shine. The bracelet seemed to be narrowed and the bends in the metal are not exactly like the photo, but style and quality is the same. Bracelet will enhance casual, semi-dressy, dressy outfit. Good value. Happy with purchase.
I am going to make this into a choker necklace
I got this to make into a choker by adding silver chain to the existing chain. Haven t done it yet but will,
Tiraphan Hasub Handcrafted jewelry
"I believe many women think like me, and that's what inspired me to create jewelry that is original."
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Popular Brass Bracelets
Thai Fair Trade Rainbow Moonstone Bead Bracelet, "Simply Fascinating"$39.99
Faceted rondelles of rainbow moonstone are simply fascinating in this beaded bracelet from Khun Boom of Thailand. The gems are interspersed with silver beads plated in gleaming 24k gold with a matte finish. The bracelet closes with a gold plated toggle clasp with a hammered finish.
24k Gold plated .925 sterling silver
Gold Plated Multi Gem Braided Bracelet from Thailand, "Grey is for Balance"
Grey is the color of compromise and balance, beautifully showcased in this bracelet by Thailand's Khun Boom. The bracelet is braided by hand with a 24k gold plated chain and cotton threads held in place with golden metallic threads. Fastening at one of two lengths, the bracelet glistens with gemstone charms including a dyed grey pearl, labradorite, garnet and agate.
Brass Bracelet Purple-color Gems Beaded Jewelry, "Purple Elephant Charm"$19.99
Fastening with a lucky ringing bell, this bracelet holds the charm of a Thai elephant. Tiraphan Hasub crafts the brown bracelet by hand, alternating brass beads and dyed purple quartz forming three strands. The bracelet fastens at one of two lengths.