Christian Bracelets(23 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Christian 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 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 Christian Bracelets
Safe, Loved & Protected
I put it on immediately and havent taken it off since. I wear it on my left wrist along with my watch when at work as a nurse. I feel safe, loved and protected. The bracelet is feminine but substantial. I wear it in the shower and bath. It looks lovely and I am so happy to have purchased it.
Asmara Putra Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"My father always suggested that I live a simple and humble life because life is not only for the present day, but also for a bright future."
I've watched him and my mother craft silver jewelry ever since I was a boy. When I was in junior... read more
Popular Christian Bracelets
Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Bracelet, "Faith Above All"$59.99
Express your Christian faith with this pretty pendant bracelet from Bali's Asmara Putra. The sterling silver bracelet features a simple cross pendant, flanked by sleek lengths of sterling chain. A toggle clasp secures the bracelet at one of two lengths.
Colorful Glass Beaded Charm Bracelet from Mexico, "Blessed Night"
Circling the wrist with a hand-knotted black nylon wristband, this blessed bracelet is created by Mexican artisan Janeth Quintanilla. She selects colorful beads of glass that are displayed alongside a variety of different metal charms, including religious symbols, animals, good luck charms, and hearts.
Collectible Protection Sterling Silver Rosary Charm Bracelet, "Angel Guardian"$89.99
Adriana de Gadea adapts the or decade rosary, as a beautiful sterling silver bracelet. A symbol of her own faith, the chain features ten silver beads plus an additional globe that makes reference to the Lord's Prayer. Instead of the customary crucifix, a majestic guardian angel completes the design.
Virgin Mary Gold Accent Charm Bracelet from Mexico, "The Virgin of Guadalupe"
Inspired by the virtues of the Christian faith, Janeth Quintanilla crafts this striking bracelet. Hand-knotted grey cord hosts a stunning variety of gleaming charms that include a butterfly, dragonfly, turtle and four-leaf clover. A Virgin of Guadalupe medallion decorated with 24k gold accents and iridescent faceted beads finish this wonderfully bohemian macramé design.
Our Lady of Guadalupe first appeared in Mexico in 1531 and, as proof, caused roses to bloom at the site. Named Patron Saint of the Americas by Pope John Paul II, she is a beloved manifestation of the Catholic faith.