Pendant Bracelet Collection(934 items)
Welcome to Novica's Pendant Bracelet Collection! Discover unique pendant bracelets featuring beautiful gemstones in our gallery below:
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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 Pendant Bracelet Collection
Beautiful Beaded Bracelet
Tiny beads, meticulously assembled. My wife loved it and has actually chose to wear it as a pendant and it looks great.
I love this bracelet
Thank you, thank you. I love this bracelet. I think its beautiful. The soft brown cord with the Tigers eye and beads makes it look very special and distinctive. Thank you again.
Light and flexible beauty
The “Double Knot” silver bracelet checks so many boxes for me: lightweight, adjustable fit for my narrow wrist, and all wrapped up in elegant, gleaming silver. Just my cup of tea!
Wayan Asmana Sterling silver jewelry
"My jewelry is now known in many different countries... thanks to you. We hope to work with you forever. I will continue to work harder and better to please everyone. Thank you so much!"
Popular Pendant Bracelet Collection
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."
Andean Handmade Sterling Silver Red Cord Unity Bracelet, "Together in Everything"$29.99
Hands clasp one another in a gesture of solidarity. "This design is inspired by togetherness and empathy in our most difficult moments. I want to share my hope that we can unite without borders, without differences, and overcome our problems in life," Jose Luis Pariona confides. "I want to give life and hope." The Andean artisan displays his sterling silver pendant on a red cord unity bracelet.
Brilliant Citrine Pendant Bracelet Handmade in Bali, "Endless Facets"$97.99
Seemingly endless facets reflect the brilliant glow of citrine in this pendant bracelet from Eka Devi in Bali. The scintillating November birthstone, which weighs an impressive eight carats, centers a sterling silver bracelet that is an original artisan design. Double lengths of byzantine chain flank the pendant, and the design is completed by a toggle clasp that can be adjusted to one of two lengths.