Bali Bracelets(1,683 items)
Discover the beautifully intricate detailing and striking patterns specific to Indonesian design. NOVICA’s Bali bracelets collection showcases unique facets of Balinese artistry for you to enjoy.
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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 Bali Bracelets
This is the second bracelet I ve purchased from the vendor. The quality and craftsmanship is unmatched, and the value is outstanding for this piece.
Something to pass on to my
I absolutely love this Bali bracelet with turquoise. I love the stones and the workmanship is superb. I wear several sterling silver bracelets at all times on my right wrist and it fits right in. Gives them all a little lift with the blue stones. Love it!!
Cahya Krisna Handcrafted jewelry in sterling silver, gemstones and leather
"I am very grateful to have been born and raised in a town full of creative people. Many artisans in my hometown have worked with silver and gold for generations."
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Popular Bali Bracelets
Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet, "Silver Handshake"$44.99
Crafted of sterling silver, hands come together to clasp an orb of obsidian. They seem to share both its weight and responsibility in a single gesture of friendship. Henry Anthony Sanny displays the lovely pendant on a black cord unity bracelet. The sliding clasp reads "Fight Racism."
Hand Woven Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, "Pandan Weaving"$149.99
Balinese Hindus frequently leave offerings of rice and flowers in baskets woven of pandan leaves to show gratitude to the gods. This sterling silver cuff is woven in the same fashion by Komang Wijayan in the traditional jewelry-making village of Celuk.
.925 Sterling silver
Leaf Motif Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Bali, "Flawless Leaves"$109.99
Flawless leaves and fantastic openwork spiral motifs are handcrafted in sterling silver, circling the wrist with an effortless elegance. Designed by Dewa Arimbawa, this cuff bracelet showcases Balinese artistry, making an excellent companion with a variety of styles and tastes.
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bracelet with Peace Charm, "Peaceful Bamboo"$89.99
Exquisitely crafted from sterling silver, this lovely bracelet is presented by Nyoman Ariawan of Bali. A delicate charm in the shape of a peace symbol with a natural bamboo texture hangs off an elegant naga chain. This bracelet features a toggle clasp for adjustable length.