Artisan Crafted Beaded Amethyst Bracelet
Lilac Mousse, Artisan Crafted Beaded Amethyst Bracelet
AnusaraKnotted by hand on silk strands, gemstones grace this lovely bracelet. Anusara combines amethyst and rose quartz with garnet and peridot in an enchanting design. The clasp and extender chain are...$34.99
Handmade Beaded Pearl Bracelet
Bronze Mums, Handmade Beaded Pearl Bracelet
SasinaLuminous pearls become an exquisitely feminine bracelet. Knotting the gems by hand on silk strands, Sasina adds sparkling beads. It fastens with a silver plated clasp and extender chain. .925 Sterling...
Hand Made Beaded Calcite and Garnet Bracelet from Thailand
Everlasting, Hand Made Beaded Calcite and Garnet Bracelet from Thailand
SasinaThis remarkable bracelet is made from calcite, garnet, and carnelian on silk threads. Hand-knotted by Thai artisan Sasina, this bracelet is sunny and delightful. The bracelet features a sterling...$25.99
Hammered Sterling Silver and Black Silk Fabric Bracelet
Hammer Song, Hammered Sterling Silver and Black Silk Fabric Bracelet
YingLuxurious fabric contrasts with metallic elements in this gorgeous bracelet, handcrafted by Thailand artisan Ying. Rolled black silk creates a band around the wrist, while six intriguing hammered...$59.99
Grey Karen Blossom
Thai Grey Silk Handcrafted Bracelet with Hill Tribe Silver
Grey Karen Blossom, Thai Grey Silk Handcrafted Bracelet with Hill Tribe Silver
ChaloemphonChaloemphon links grey silk cords to create this delightful bracelet for women. Crafted by hand, it closes with a floral bead from Karen hill tribe silver artisans.
Pearl and Citrine Beaded Bracelet
Spring Awakening, Pearl and Citrine Beaded Bracelet
SasinaBeautiful gemstones celebrate the earth's awakening in springtime. Knotted by hand on silk strands, dyed dark red and natural white pearls combine with peridot and citrine. Sasina creates this...
Purple Amethyst Knotted Cord Pendant Bracelet
Lavender Cloud, Purple Amethyst Knotted Cord Pendant Bracelet
Somluck KomolmithEmploying the use of intricate knots, Somluck Komolmith creates a stylish bracelet. Black silk cord contrasts boldly with a two-carat amethyst. Round sterling silver beads accentuate the design. The...$34.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Dyed Quartz Amethyst Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Everlasting, Dyed Quartz Amethyst Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
SasinaThis elegant beaded bracelet features amethyst and dyed green quartz stones knotted on silk threads. Presented by Thai artisan Sasina, this bracelet is secured with a sterling silver plated brass...$27.99
Beaded Quartz Multigem Bracelet
Peony Romance, Beaded Quartz Multigem Bracelet
NareeratKnotted by hand on silk strands, colorful gemstones envelop the wrist in beauty. Nareerat combines creamy pearl, peridot, red quartz and garnet in a dazzling bracelet. .925 Sterling silver plated...
Handcrafted Beaded Pearl and Quartz Bracelet
Sweet Sophistication, Handcrafted Beaded Pearl and Quartz Bracelet
SasinaSasina designs a bracelet of stylish sophistication in monochrome hues. She combines tourmalinated quartz with white and dyed gray pearls, including Biwa pearls, and glass beads as she knots the...
Silk Bracelets(10 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Silk 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 jeweler's 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 Silk Bracelets
I wear these with matching earrings and they are not only fun, I get compliments every time I wear them.
Lovely Little Accent Piece
My granddaughter loved the bracelet. She doesnt wear much jewelry on a day-to-day basis, but says this is perfect for wearing with her casual jeans and sweaters to her college classes, and also perfect for dressing up her little black dress on special occasions.
Sasina Handcrafted jewelry
"I believe in the power of stones. Before leaving home, I wear an accessory – preferably earrings – that features at least one type of lucky stone…."
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