Nylon Bracelets(403 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 Nylon Bracelets
I have lots of amber jewelry, and I figured it was only fair that my husband had some too! This is very attractive - nice hunk of amber with some inclusions, and a finely-woven bracelet. My hub has a smallish wrist, and it looks perfect of him - or maybe even on me!
I have worn it every day
This is such a lovely, effortless bracelet to wear! Its even prettier in person. The clasp was something I worried about when ordering...but it works great. Well designed and beautifully made!
What a beauty
I love this bracelet... wearing it with the red/garnet beads most prominently makes me happy! It is so well made and comfortable to wear all day!
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Andean Sterling Silver Kintu Pendant Unity Bracelet, "Three Worlds in Union"$23.99
Three coca leaves come together in a bouquet known as a In Andean thought, it is a symbol of the union of the three worlds — the worlds of the living, of the dead and of the gods. It is also a favorite offering to Pachamama, the Mother Earth. Centering a red cord unity bracelet by Carolina and Jorge, the pendant is crafted of sterling silver.
Fair Trade Macrame Amazonite Shambhala-style Bracelet, "Peaceful Nature"
Knotted by hand, this adjustable macramé bracelet by Rituu features serene beads of amazonite and haldu wood. This is a Shambhala-style bracelet, representing a mythical kingdom based on ancient prophesies. Shambhala-style represents tranquility, peace and happiness – the oneness of all.
Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala, "Winds of Atitlan"$37.99
Petite glass beads of varying shapes create a colorful composition that wraps the wrist. Guatemalan artisan Cristobal Ramirez designs this beautiful wrap bracelet, using two lengths of chestnut cord to host the beads, and securing it with a button clasp. This stunning accessory is named after Lake Atitlan, known for its winds.
Handcrafted Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala, "Country Land"$39.99
This eternal wrap bracelet from Guatemala is presented by Cristobal Ramirez featuring colors from his homeland. Petite glass beads in tones of grey, peach, and pink decorate the bracelet, resulting in a soft beauty. The beads are strung between two lengths of slate cord that circle the wrist several times. This accessory closes with an aventurine gemstone button.