Rubber Bracelets(33 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Rubber 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 Rubber Bracelets
LOVED THE First purchase so MUCH
I was hesitant with my first purchase as the measurements looked a bit short for my husband, but on delivery it was just PERFECT and so happy that I am buying one for my Son who loves it too. I have not found another mens cuff that is so masculine yet has a fabulous dignity. The Black rubber is a brilliant idea as leather usually with age fades and ages badly. Thank you as its really perfect workmanship and delivery was excellent.
My new favorite
I love the fact that this cuff has black, silver and a touch of turquoise. It goes well with everything! The turquoise is the perfect shade and not to mention the fact that the cuff is on a hinge so it could fit a bigger wrist. I love this piece! I havent been disappointed yet.
A Treasure to admire forever
I have a few of Wayans incredible works of art, that adorn my wrists. No matter what piece of jewellery I purchase from him, I know it is going to be of high quality. The Splendor cuff is another example of this. I have worn it every day since receiving it and I Love it. Thank You Wayan for mastering the fine art of jewellery making, as you have made me a very happy woman.
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 Rubber Bracelets
Onyx Sterling Silver Rubber Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia, "Deep Romance"$67.99
Presented by Indonesia's Wayan Asmana, this cuff bracelet features two stones of black onyx on the ends for a beautiful look. It is handcrafted from sterling silver and black rubber with intricate Balinese spiral motifs. A concealed hinge makes it easy to put on and take off.
Sterling Silver and Reconstituted Turquoise Cuff Bracelet, "Royal Splendor"$94.99
Wayan Asmana designs a trendy cuff that is rich in classic Balinese styling. Crafted by hand of black rubber, the bracelet is finely detailed in sterling silver and centered by reconstituted turquoise.
.925 Sterling silver