Nestled Agate Beaded Dangle Earrings from Ghana
Beautiful Veins, Nestled Agate Beaded Dangle Earrings from Ghana
Length: 2" x 0.4" W
Rachel ArmahDisplaying beautiful veins, bubbly beads of cream-colored agate nestle together. Ghanaian artisan Rachel Armah creates these dangle earrings, which swing from hooks of brass. A petite bauxite stone...$23.99
Artist: Rachel Armah
Sterling Silver and Carnelian Pendant Necklace
Warm Sunset, Sterling Silver and Carnelian Pendant Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
Shawn MartinCapture the warm glow of an Indian sunset with Shawn Martin's gorgeous beaded necklace. From his workshop in India, the artisan crafts the necklace from orange carnelian beads, centering the strand...
Artist: Shawn Martin
Blue and White
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Necklace
Blue and White, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Miriam BrutenThis elegant beaded necklace is the original creation of Miriam Bruten in Costa Rica. The artisan combines 14k gold-filled beads with sterling silver, white cultured pearls and deep blue lapis lazuli...$119.99
Artist: Miriam Bruten
Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Dragonfly Embrace, Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0" W
Flora MariaFlora Maria from Mexico designs this charming bracelet with two lovely dragonflies crafted from sterling silver and beads of reconstituted turquoise accentuated by two small beads of amber and...$114.99
Artist: Flora Maria
Hand Made Cultured Pearl Station Necklace
Contrasting Sea, Hand Made Cultured Pearl Station Necklace
Sukanya ThongpermSix strands of white and black pearls create a study in contrasts on Sukanya Thongperm's pretty necklace. Thai artisans use cultured freshwater pearls in natural white, dyed grey, and iridescent black...$89.99
Artist: Sukanya Thongperm
Lenca Style Ceramic Beaded Necklace
Lunar Crescent, Lenca Style Ceramic Beaded Necklace
Lenca ArtisansUsing the same materials and techniques that have been used for thousands of years, the Lenca Artisans in Honduras craft the ceramic beads used in this pretty necklace. The green and beige beads are...$79.99
Artist: Lenca Artisans
Golden Stars at Midnight
18k Gold Plate and Lapis Lazuli Bracelet
Golden Stars at Midnight, 18k Gold Plate and Lapis Lazuli Bracelet
Adriana de GadeaLapis lazuli's natural golden flecks are perfectly complemented by gleaming yellow gold in this bracelet from Peru's Adriana de Gadea. The artisan pairs the gemstone beads with a pendant and clasp of...$79.99
Artist: Adriana de Gadea
Red Tourmaline and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Cherry Red, Red Tourmaline and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyGleaming sterling silver beads are complemented by three faceted beads of red tourmaline in this elegant bracelet from Peru's Teodoro Melendez and Family. Tourmaline occurs naturally in a veritable...$64.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
Life and Other Stories
Hand Made Adjustable Glass Beaded Necklace
Life and Other Stories, Hand Made Adjustable Glass Beaded Necklace
Connie DejongWho says you need to sacrifice sustainability for style? Connie Dejong's chunky beaded necklace is eco-friendly, and as fashionable as they come. The Ghanaian artisan uses speckled recycled glass...$47.99
Artist: Connie Dejong
Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Wristband Bracelet
Fine Art, Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Wristband Bracelet
KittiwanThai artisan Kittiwan hand knots purple and grey polyester cord to create this stunning bracelet. Using macrame techniques, the artisan braids a bezel setting around a smooth orange chalcedony stone...$39.99
Cultured Pearl and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Sky Pearls, Cultured Pearl and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
MattaThailand's Matta crafts an elegant pearl strand with a funky twist. The artisan centers the strand with two iridescent cultured freshwater pearls flanked by 950 Karen silver beads and blue quartz...$47.99
Artisan Crafted Agate Beaded Necklace
Sky Beauty, Artisan Crafted Agate Beaded Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Christina Rochelle DzanneyThis monochromatic beaded necklace from Christina Rochelle Dzanney is perfect for making a bold statement. The Ghanaian artisan uses delicate agate chips in black, white, and shades of grey to create...$47.99
Artist: Christina Rochelle Dzanney
Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Beaded Bracelet
Sea Throne, Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Beaded Bracelet
TipaWearing Tipa's lovely bracelet is an easy way to look effortlessly elegant. The Thai artisan centers a strand of cultured freshwater pearls with a single purple amethyst, held in place by sterling...$49.99
Beaded White Jade Bracelet
White Whisper, Beaded White Jade Bracelet
Size: 6.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Lorena CofiñoSmooth, cool beads of natural white jade are strung by hand to make this pretty stretch bracelet. Guatemala's Lorena Cofiño designs and crafts the bracelet, which is a versatile addition to any...$37.99
Artist: Lorena Cofiño
Handcrafted Rose Quartz and Seed Bead Waterfall Earrings
Star Showers, Handcrafted Rose Quartz and Seed Bead Waterfall Earrings
Length: 4.3" x 1.2" W
Ana MirezColorful seed beads in burgundy, pink and espresso brown frame a scintillating globe of rose quartz. Cascading beneath are five double strands of beads. Ana Mirez evokes a shower of stars with these...$49.99
Artist: Ana Mirez
Jasper and Howlite Macrame Beaded Pendant Necklace
Nature Child, Jasper and Howlite Macrame Beaded Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
SareeyakarnBring out your inner bohemian with Sareeyakarn's stunning macrame necklace. The Thai artisan centers the necklace with a single brass bead decorated in reconstituted turquoise chips, hand knotting...$49.99
Beaded Lapis Lazuli Bracelet with Jade
Sea Route, Beaded Lapis Lazuli Bracelet with Jade
Size: 6" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Victoria ZurdoWorking with cool blue lapis lazuli beads, Guatemala's Victoria Zurdo creates this pretty stretch bracelet. The bracelet is centered by a dark green jade bead as well as polished sterling silver...$49.99
Artist: Victoria Zurdo
Eco-Friendly Sese Wood Beaded Pendant Necklace
Nice Dream, Eco-Friendly Sese Wood Beaded Pendant Necklace
Eliasu AdamsThe lemon yellow hues on Eliasu Adams's pretty pendant necklace are sure to make you smile. The Ghanaian artisan hand threads plenty of sese wood beads together to create the necklace, while two...$39.99
Artist: Eliasu Adams
Cat's Eye and Recycled Glass Beaded Pendant Necklace
Maseda, Cat's Eye and Recycled Glass Beaded Pendant Necklace
Phelicia Darko-QuagrianeThis beaded necklace designed by West Africa's Phelicia Darko-Quagriane is a unique fashion statement. The artisan crafts the necklace with black recycled glass beads, adding cat's eye gems at regular...$39.99
Artist: Phelicia Darko-Quagriane
Handmade Agate Beaded Anklet with Starfish from Peru
Marine Star, Handmade Agate Beaded Anklet with Starfish from Peru
Marianela VargasChannel some serious beach bum vibes with this boho beaded anklet. Marianela Vargas handcrafts it from a durable chestnut cord and decorates it with agate beads in an earthy palette of oranges and...$39.99
Artist: Marianela Vargas
Beaded Gemstone Macrame Bracelets (Set of 5)
Simply Splendid, Beaded Gemstone Macrame Bracelets (Set of 5)
Tiraphan HasubThai artisan Tiraphan Hasub designs and crafts a beautiful set of bracelets you can alternate throughout the week. The artisan hand knots waxed polyester cord around richly colored beads using macrame...$39.99
Rose Gold Beach
Rose Gold-Plated Jasper Beaded Pendant Necklace
Rose Gold Beach, Rose Gold-Plated Jasper Beaded Pendant Necklace
Somluck KomolmithWarm rose gold glows at the center of Somluck Komolmith's floral themed necklace. The Thai artisan centers the necklace with an 18k rose gold-plated sterling silver flower surrounded by rose...$39.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Treasures of Brazil
Beaded Multigem Necklace
Treasures of Brazil, Beaded Multigem Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Joias do RioJoias do Rio creates this pretty necklace, which showcases several of Brazil's gemstone treasures. The double-strand necklace is strung with polished clear quartz, amethyst, citrine and peridot chips....$37.99
Stillness in Green
Unakite and Sterling Silver Leaf Charm Bracelet
Stillness in Green, Unakite and Sterling Silver Leaf Charm Bracelet
SiranyaThailand's Siranya hand threads pretty gems and gleaming silver beads to create this lovely bracelet. A 950 Karen silver leaf charm centers the bracelet, while unakite stones and sterling silver bars...$29.99
Carnelian and Freshwater Pearl Beaded Bracelet
Sunset Beach, Carnelian and Freshwater Pearl Beaded Bracelet
NareeratNareerat's bright beaded bracelet glows with a beautiful orange luster. The Thai artisan hand knots silk thread around aventurine stones, carnelian beads, and cultured freshwater pearls to create the...
Brass and Reconstituted Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Sea Gold, Brass and Reconstituted Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 0.5" W
MattaBelow beaded discs of reconstituted turquoise, handcrafted brushed brass pendants dangle. Thai artisan Matta designs this pair of dangle earrings, swinging from hooks of sterling silver bathed in 18k...$49.95
Handcrafted Leather and Agate Wrap Bracelet
Forest Enchantment, Handcrafted Leather and Agate Wrap Bracelet
SiripornA silver flower blossoms in the Thai forest. By Siriporn, this design wraps three times around the wrist. The bracelet features colorful jasper and agate beads, knotted by hand on green leather cords....$59.99
Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Country River, Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Size: 21" L x 0.5" W
Cristobal RamirezPossessing the beauty of a countryside river, this wrap bracelet is designed by Guatemalan artisan Cristóbal Ramírez. He crafts it by hand, meticulously stringing petite beads of blue glass on a...$39.99
Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Boho Friends, Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
WakamiPerfect for sharing with friends, this set of four bohemian bracelets is presented by Wakami as part of an effort to promote rural Guatemalan handicrafts. Two bracelets are hand-knotted from blue...$44.99
Multicolored Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Country Market, Multicolored Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Size: 22" L x 0.5" W
Cristobal RamirezThis striking wrap bracelet from Guatemala is presented by Cristobal Ramirez featuring colors reminiscent of local craft markets. Petite glass beads in a variety of fun colors decorate the length of...$39.99
Multi-colored Jasper and Leather Wrap Bracelet
Inner Nature, Multi-colored Jasper and Leather Wrap Bracelet
SiripornThailand's Siriporn selects a colorful selection of jasper beads for this dark brown leather wrap bracelet. She crafts the bracelet by hand, expertly threading jasper beads in shades of green, brown...$64.99
Glass Beaded Floral Dangle Earrings in Red from Mexico
Blazing Flowers, Glass Beaded Floral Dangle Earrings in Red from Mexico
Length: 2" x 1.2" W x 0.1" D
Adriana TrejoThis impressive pair of dangle earrings from Mexico features the image of two flowers that blaze with hues of red, orange, and yellow. Using the skills that she learned from her parents and...$23.99
Morse Code Hope
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Morse Code Hope Chain Bracelet
Morse Code Hope, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Morse Code Hope Chain Bracelet
PichayaThis beautiful 925 sterling silver bracelet is a subtle way to wear your love on your wrist. From Pichaya of Thailand, it links dot and dash pendants representing the letters H-O-P-E in Morse code....$27.99
Gold Plated Multi-Gemstone Waterfall Earrings from Thailand
Luxurious Rain, Gold Plated Multi-Gemstone Waterfall Earrings from Thailand
Length: 4.3" x 0.9" W
Somsiri JuntaminBelow rings of 24k gold plated sterling silver, luxurious gemstones of lapis lazuli, labradorite, and peridot dangle. Thai artisan Somsiri Juntamin creates this breezy pair of waterfall earrings.$47.99
Artist: Somsiri Juntamin
Message of Belief
Beaded Sterling Silver Bracelet Crafted in Thailand
Message of Belief, Beaded Sterling Silver Bracelet Crafted in Thailand
PichayaFrom Pichaya in Thailand, this bracelet carries a secret message. Sterling chain circles the wrist, centered by round and tubular beads of sterling silver. Many may fail to notice, but this bracelet...$29.99
Frida-Themed Glass Beaded Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Fantastic Frida, Frida-Themed Glass Beaded Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Adriana TrejoAssembled by hand, petite glass beads create the image of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Adriana Trejo creates this pendant necklace, which is crafted in the traditional style of Huichol...$29.99
Pearl Aquamarine Quartz Cluster Earrings
Clover, Pearl Aquamarine Quartz Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W
NareeratKnotted by hand on silvery strands, gemstones cluster in radiant earrings. Nareerat combines grey pearls with aquamarine, quartz and glass beads.
.925 Sterling silver hooks$19.99
Cultured Pearl Amethyst Quartz Necklace from Thailand
Zinnia Garden, Cultured Pearl Amethyst Quartz Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
SasinaThis amazing necklace is made from an incredible medley of cultured pearl, amethyst, peridot, citrine, and natural and enhanced quartz. With extensive wire work to create beautiful floral patterns...$59.99
Carnelian Beaded Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Fiery Memory, Carnelian Beaded Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.5" x 0.5" W
TipaFiery beads of natural carnelian dangle from hooks of sterling silver. This memorable pair of dangle earrings from Thailand is designed and crafted by Tipa, who learns her craft from her family.
Soft Pink Love
Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Soft Pink Love, Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W
NareeratCreating lovely clusters, beads of soft pink quartz and glowing cultured pearl culminate in faceted quartz orbs, weighing two carats each. Thai artisan Nareerat designs these dangle earrings, which...$17.99
Agate and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Pendant Necklace
Fascinating Cluster, Agate and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Pendant Necklace
NareeratCombining their beauty, fascinating black agate gemstones and glowing white cultured pearl unite with glimmering glass beads, forming the lavish cluster pendant of this necklace. Thai artisan Nareerat...$29.99
Bell Anklet with Brass Charms and Lapis Lazuli
Elephant Bells, Bell Anklet with Brass Charms and Lapis Lazuli
Tiraphan HasubGleaming brass beads embrace lapis lazuli gems to host bells and spiral charms. A symbol of old Siam, golden elephants complete this delightful anklet by Tiraphan Hasub.$29.99
Beads of Love
Blue Quartz and Karen Silver Heart Necklace from Thailand
Beads of Love, Blue Quartz and Karen Silver Heart Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
TipaExpressing innocent love, this wondrous necklace from Thailand features a design by Tipa. She strings sky blue quartz gemstones that circle the neck, centered by a heart-shaped pendant of Karen hill...$59.99
Handcrafted Beaded Cross Bracelet of Taxco Silver
My Faith, Handcrafted Beaded Cross Bracelet of Taxco Silver
Size: 6.25" Inner Circ. x 0.1" W
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaSleek, polished silver mined in Taxco takes the shape of a cross. A symbol of the Christian faith, it graces handcrafted bracelet of beads by Oscar Figueroa. The bracelet stretches slightly to slip...$39.99
Artist: Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
Multigem Beaded Bracelets (Set of 3) Citrine from Brazil
Ocean Trio, Multigem Beaded Bracelets (Set of 3) Citrine from Brazil
Size: 7" Inner Circ. x 0.8" W
Joias do RioBy Brazil's Joias do Rio, three beaded multi-gemstone bracelets capture all of the beautiful colors found in the ocean. Citrine, dyed chalcedony, agate, rose quartz and reconstituted turquoise adorn...$25.99
Moonlight Garden in Orange
Orange Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Moonlight Garden in Orange, Orange Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Length: 1.3" x 0.7" W
NareeratThai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from a medley of dyed quartz, glass beads, and copper wire with sterling silver hooks. With the appearance of a lush garden harmonizing rich orange...$19.99
Tiger's Eye Beaded Pendant Bracelet from Thailand
Nature Made, Tiger's Eye Beaded Pendant Bracelet from Thailand
Tiraphan HasubMade by nature, tiger's eye gemstones form the pendant of this bracelet from Thailand. Tiraphan Hasub handcrafts this macrame bracelet with brown cord, closing with two tiger's eye button clasps.$19.99
Karen Silver Double Strand Beaded Dragonfly Charm Bracelet
Dragonfly Meadow, Karen Silver Double Strand Beaded Dragonfly Charm Bracelet
Pakaon SojintaritPakaon Sojintarit presents this delightful charm bracelet that adds a fun, feminine flair to any look. Local Thai artisans string the double-stranded bracelet with petite silver beads from the Karen...$59.99
Artist: Pakaon Sojintarit
Foam of the Sea
Glass Beaded Waterfall Earrings in Blue from Mexico
Foam of the Sea, Glass Beaded Waterfall Earrings in Blue from Mexico
Length: 4.9" x 1.2" W x 0.1" D
Adriana TrejoElaborated with blue hues of the sea, a fascinating pair of waterfall earrings is handcrafted with petite glass beads. Learning from her parents and grandparents, Mexican artisan Adriana Trejo designs...$23.99
Hand Crafted Beaded Smoky Quartz Long Necklace
Brazilian Mystique, Hand Crafted Beaded Smoky Quartz Long Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
Joias do RioFrom Brazil's Joias do Rio, this beautiful long necklace showcases the mystique of smoky quartz. The chip-cut gems are strung by hand to loop around the neck as desired.$39.99
Amazonite and Quartz Cross Bracelet from Thailand
Flying Cross, Amazonite and Quartz Cross Bracelet from Thailand
TipaQuartz stones and seven carats of amazonite decorate the length of this Thai bracelet, capturing the beauty of the sky. Tipa crafts the beaded bracelet, adding an elegant cross charm crafted of...$47.99
Hand Crafted Tiger's Eye and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Mystic Green, Hand Crafted Tiger's Eye and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W
TipaAdd a bit of mystery to your day with these mystical green and black dangle earrings designed by Thailand's Tipa. The artisan hand threads large, green tiger's eye globes, faceted onyx gemstones, and...$34.99
Handcrafted Pearl Carnelian Prehnite Cluster Earrings
Spicy Peach, Handcrafted Pearl Carnelian Prehnite Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W
NareeratKnotted by hand on golden strands, gemstones cluster in radiant earrings. Nareerat combines brown pearls with bright carnelian, quartz and cool prehnite.
.925 Sterling silver hooks
Thailand Yellow Pearl Carnelian Quartz Cluster Earrings
Golden Vineyard, Thailand Yellow Pearl Carnelian Quartz Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.4" W
NareeratKnotted by hand on golden strands, gemstones cluster like sweet ripe grapes. Nareerat creates these elegant earrings with golden pearls, bright carnelian, and green and beige quartz. .925 Sterling...$27.95
Sterling Silver Flower Motif Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Nature's Miracle, Sterling Silver Flower Motif Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Pakaon SojintaritTalented Karen hill tribe artisans craft this stunning beaded pendant necklace from sterling silver. The pendant is abundantly populated with blossoms and leaves of various sizes and shapes. Tiny...$149.95
Artist: Pakaon Sojintarit
Colorful Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets (Set of 7)
Boho Histories, Colorful Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets (Set of 7)
WakamiPromoting rural artisans in Guatemala, Wakami presents this set of bracelets, each of which features a unique design. Some close with metal buttons and others with adjustable sliding knots. According...$42.95
Mexican Artisan Crafted Sunflower Beaded Pendant Necklace
Sunlit Flower, Mexican Artisan Crafted Sunflower Beaded Pendant Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
Adriana TrejoThis eye-catching pendant necklace from Mexican artisan Adriana Trejo has a touch of the bohemian in its design which places a sunflower at the center of a round pendant with a waterfall of beaded...$39.99
Hand Made Grey Black and Iridescent Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Mythical Sierra, Hand Made Grey Black and Iridescent Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Size: 35" L x 0.4" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanBlack, grey and iridescent beads are in harmonious contrast in this bracelet from Guatemala. Designed to wrap around the wrist approximately five times, this trendy design is handcrafted by artisans...$74.99
Antique Hill Tribe
Hill Tribe Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Antique Hill Tribe, Hill Tribe Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
SiranyaGiven a combination of finishes for an antiqued aesthetic, this bracelet is strung with cylindrical beads of Karen hill tribe silver alongside natural garnet gems and sterling silver beads. Thailand's...$29.99
Dark Starfish Love
Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
Dark Starfish Love, Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
MattaMatta celebrates the sea with a stunning bracelet. Black cultured pearls evoke the night as they alternate with garnet globes. A silver starfish charm suspends elegantly, showcasing the fine...$44.99
Peaks and Valleys in Purple
Blue and Purple Woven Bead Waterfall Earrings
Peaks and Valleys in Purple, Blue and Purple Woven Bead Waterfall Earrings
Size: 3.6" L x 0.8" W
Pearls of the Sea Youth GroupIntriguing patterns of triangles, arrows, and diamonds and playful color combinations of blue, black, and purple make these beaded waterfall earrings real eye-catchers. The pair is handcrafted by...$39.99
Artist: Pearls of the Sea Youth Group
Onyx Rhodonite Smoky Quartz and Leather Bracelet
Elegant Enigma, Onyx Rhodonite Smoky Quartz and Leather Bracelet
SiripornThailand's Siriporn prepares a fabulous palette of colors for the design of this wrap bracelet. She crafts the bracelet by hand, expertly threading beads of rhodonite, smoky quartz and onyx onto a...$59.99
Shimmering Path in Black
Hand Crafted Black Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Shimmering Path in Black, Hand Crafted Black Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Ketut SulastriBound and woven together with jet black cords, tiny beads of sterling silver form two meticulously arranged parallel lines. Bali's Ketut Sulastri crafts this elegant bracelet with a button clasp for a...
Planet Colors in Black
Men's Glass and Lava Stone Beaded Macrame Bracelet in Black
Planet Colors in Black, Men's Glass and Lava Stone Beaded Macrame Bracelet in Black
Omayra JaramilloStrung between black cord, six colorful beads of glass center this macrame bracelet from Costa Rica. Omayra jaramillo designs and crafts this accessory, which encircles the wrist with beads of natural...$37.99
Artist: Omayra Jaramillo
Pink Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Pink Bubbles, Pink Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Length: 1.1" x 0.5" W
NareeratResembling pink bubbles floating in the air, these earrings are a playful addition to a fun, casual outfit. Thai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from a combination of dyed round quartz...$19.99
Sterling Silver and Red Glass Filigree Dangle Earrings
Antique Spirals, Sterling Silver and Red Glass Filigree Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.7" x 1.1" W
German ZarateDecorated with petite beads of red glass that gleam in the light, these dangle earrings will make an elegant addition to your wardrobe. German Zarate creates the lacy pair with intricate sterling...$114.99
Artist: German Zarate
Onyx and Sterling Silver Beaded Chain Bracelet from Bali
Bold Elegance, Onyx and Sterling Silver Beaded Chain Bracelet from Bali
Cahya KrisnaCentered by beads of black onyx, this chain bracelet possesses a bold elegance. Designed by Cahya Krisna, the Balinese bracelet is handcrafted of sterling silver with two short lengths of thick Naga...$159.99
Artist: Cahya Krisna
Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet in Beige from Guatemala
Autumn Sweetness, Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet in Beige from Guatemala
Weaving Hands of AtitlanStriking glass beads in red and beige colors in a variety of shapes adorn the length of this wrap bracelet by Weaving Hands of Atitlan. The beads are strung on a nylon cord, wrapping around the wrist...$79.99
Elegant Wind in Chili
Leaf-Shaped Ceramic Beaded Dangle Earrings in Chili
Elegant Wind in Chili, Leaf-Shaped Ceramic Beaded Dangle Earrings in Chili
Length: 3.1" x 1.4" W x 0.1" D
Jaime Hernando VargasResembling leaves, these elegant dangle earrings from Guatemala are hand-strung with petite ceramic beads in chili. Jaime Hernando Vargas creates these earrings, which swing from sterling silver...$27.99
Artist: Jaime Hernando Vargas
Gold Plated Labradorite Hamsa Pendant Necklace from India
Elegant Protection, Gold Plated Labradorite Hamsa Pendant Necklace from India
Vivek NathanyOffering protection, a traditional hamsa pendant in the shape of a hand combines with a beaded strand of natural labradorite and a circular pendant with a hammered finish. Vivek Nathany designs this...$49.99
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 7)
Boho Histories, Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 7)
WakamiIn pastel hues, nylon cord is used to hand-macrame seven bracelets with a bohemian style. Promoting rural artisans in Guatemala, Wakami presents this set of bracelets, each of which features a unique...$39.99
Beaded Amethyst and Citrine Handcrafted Necklace
Purple Honey, Beaded Amethyst and Citrine Handcrafted Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Duanpen TajuninThailand's Duanpen Tajunin creates the powerful design of this necklace with natural gems. Citrine glows at the center of a strand of amethysts, each separated by glistening glass beads. .950 Silver...$79.99
Artist: Duanpen Tajunin
Set of Three Aquamarine Beaded Stretch Bracelets from Brazil
Naturally Aqua, Set of Three Aquamarine Beaded Stretch Bracelets from Brazil
Size: 7" Inner Circ. x 0.8" W
Joias do RioDisplaying their natural watery colors, aquamarine gems are used to decorate three beaded stretch bracelets from Brazil. The lovely gem's patterns are celebrated in each bracelet, designed by the...$27.99
Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Petaled Om, Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Ketut SulastriRound beads of purple amethyst circle the wrist in this Balinese stretch bracelet, centered by a floral sterling silver pendant with the omkara symbol for om, a mantra representing universal...$49.99
Rose Quartz 925 Silver Heart Charm Bracelet from Bali
Sentimental Charm, Rose Quartz 925 Silver Heart Charm Bracelet from Bali
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Ketut SulastriBalinese artisan Ketut Sulastri expresses her love with this elegant bracelet, featuring a beaded strand of natural rose quartz that circles the wrist. Working with local artisans, Sulastri accents...$49.99
Artisan Crafted Beaded Dangle Earrings with Quartz
Early Light, Artisan Crafted Beaded Dangle Earrings with Quartz
Length: 1.8" x 0.5" W
Novica Thailand Market PicksThis scintillating pair of earrings is from NOVICA Thailand Market Picks. They feature shimmery glass beads and dyed quartz knotted on sterling silver plated brass hooks..925 Sterling silver plated...$9.99
Artist: Novica Thailand Market Picks
Red Unisex 950 Karen Silver Cord Beaded Bracelet
The Balance, Red Unisex 950 Karen Silver Cord Beaded Bracelet
NapapatThailand's Napapat hand crafts this stylish beaded bracelet. The bracelet features 950 silver beads and knotted waxed cord. This bracelet features a sliding knot closure.$39.99
Love Garden in Red
Heart Shaped Red Quartz Onyx and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings
Love Garden in Red, Heart Shaped Red Quartz Onyx and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.7" W
NareeratRich black and red berries ripen in these earrings, bringing a love of nature as a new accessory for your outfit. Thai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from dyed heart-shaped quartz, black...$19.99
Labradorite Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Karen Beauty, Labradorite Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
SiranyaHandcrafted by Karen hill tribe artisans, a silver spiral charm dangles from this Thai bracelet. Siranya designs this accessory, completed by round and curved beads of sterling silver. A sterling bell...$39.99
Sterling Contemporary Garnet Bracelet
Scarlet Elegance, Sterling Contemporary Garnet Bracelet
Maria HuertaPeru's Maria Huerta reveals her talent and vision with this stunningly modern bracelet. Crafted by hand, it juxtaposes sleek garnet globes with gleaming silver chains. The result is breathtaking. .925...$117.99
Artist: Maria Huerta
Chalcedony Beaded Charm Bracelet from Thailand
Karen Tangerine, Chalcedony Beaded Charm Bracelet from Thailand
SiranyaGleaming with the hues of tangerine fruits, petite gems of chalcedony circle the wrist in this beaded bracelet from Thailand. Siranya designs the bracelet, accentuating it with silver beads and heart...$39.99
Light Blue Princess
Blue Quartz Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Light Blue Princess, Blue Quartz Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.9" x 0.6" W
NareeratEnchanting clusters of peridot and agate hang above two blue quartz stones in this dainty pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Designed by Nareerat, these fetching earrings adorn the ears on hooks...$19.99
Red Rose Fire
Bright Red and Orange Wrap Bracelet Handmade Beaded Jewelry
Red Rose Fire, Bright Red and Orange Wrap Bracelet Handmade Beaded Jewelry
Size: 35" L x 0.4" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanThe contrast between red and orange with light and dark grey ignite this bracelet with bold elegance. Women artisans from Guatemala's Weaving Hands of Atitlán craft the wrap bracelet by hand with dark...$74.99
Pools of the City
Glass Beaded Wristband Bracelet in Blue from Guatemala
Pools of the City, Glass Beaded Wristband Bracelet in Blue from Guatemala
Size: 7" L x 0.8" W
Cristobal RamirezEvoking the crystalline waters of a mountainside city, this fascinating wristband bracelet is designed by Guatemalan artisan Cristobal Ramirez. Several lengths of nylon cord circle the wrist, strung...$29.99
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Discover NOVICA's unique collection of Beaded Jewelry. The first jewelry was a stone or bone strung on a cord, and today's beaded jewelry styles have evolved over thousands of years. In our unique collection you'll find necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings handcrafted by global artisans to showcase the wealth of designs, colors and materials found in beaded jewelry.
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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 women's 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. Women's 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 women's 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.
women's 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, women's 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 country's 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.
Handmade necklaces are incomparable works of wearable art. Each one is unique in shape, color, size and design. Artisans from across the globe offer their own distinctive style of craftsmanship. In India, the vibrant colored gemstones have become a signature fashion statement. Balinese jewelry is characterized by ornate sterling tendrils set with tiny silver spheres. In Brazil, womens necklaces are often sleek and contemporary, with gemstones chosen for their particular energies. Many jewelry designs from Bali and Central America feature hand-knotted macram, such as that used in Guatemalas popular friendship bracelets. Handmade finishes may show variations in metal patterns. No two natural gemstones share the same characteristics. Each necklace holds its own individualistic sense of beauty, making it evident that it was crafted by hand. Some even bear the artisans signature.
Sustainable necklaces are designed with reusable materials, and each culture makes use of the objects and materials most readily at hand. For example, many Andean, Central American and Thai artists use repurposed wood. West African artisans use recycled paper, and beads of recycled glass or plastic. In Thailand, Mexico and Bali, coconut shells are often used. Indian artists sometimes repurpose silk from saris. And Brazilian artists collect discarded zippers and soda pop-tops to crochet into stunning, eco-friendly designs.
Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it. The wax melts and flows out, leaving only the precious metal. However some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains that are handwoven from slender metal strands. Karen hill tribe artisans in Thailand often use manual tools to stamp decorative motifs on fine silver. Other techniques include macram, beaded or gemstone strands, hammered metals, and carved wood or bone.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and brass all provide durability as well as beauty. Artisans also utilize local materials that can include coconut shells, bamboo, bright African print fabrics, ceramic beads, natural amber, carved bone and bull horn. Both Peru and Mexico have rich silver mines and silver is used for traditional jewelry as well as contemporary designs.
Women's necklaces are versatile and come in many styles and lengths. They can be layered or worn alone as a statement piece. Many designs go with everything from jeans to office wear or an evening out on the town. The best thing about jewelry is that its a customizable form of expression that provides a sense of luxury and individuality.
When assessing the workmanship of a necklace, its helpful to pay attention to certain characteristics. For example, quality necklaces are balanced designs that rest comfortably around the neck. Clasps are secure and work well, and gemstones and beads are properly set. The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials.
Each culture celebrates its rich jewelry-making history through specific symbols and styles. For example, traditional West African beads, which adorn many necklaces from the region, each have a story and a specific occasion when they are worn. Others may feature the Ghanian adinkra symbols, which convey popular wisdom. In ancient Andean civilizations, the leaders apparel and jewelry showed their rank and also incorporated religious symbols. Similarly, necklaces from Bali often depict deities from the Hindu pantheon. In India, a womans jewelry is linked to her status in society and may depict Hindu gods as well as mantra symbols such as the omkara, the root of all sounds and the emblem of the Most High. Angel necklaces and harmony ball necklaces are often worn by pregnant women in Bali and in Mexico. The pendant makes a delicate bell sound, thought to soothe the mother and the baby she is carrying. Some believe it summons a guardian angel, thus making it a symbol of loving protection.
Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
More than a mere fashion statement, men's jewelry, including bracelets, have been worn throughout history to communicate cultural, religious, and social beliefs. Prehistoric man adorned his wrists with bones and shells to ward off evil spirits. Wealthy men wore bracelets made of gold and silver to display their power and status. Bracelets evolved over time from good luck charms to status symbols to modern style accessories. All the while, they pick up and preserve meaning from the past. In Peru, gold and silver bracelets were meant to complement each other symbolically. Gold represented the sun, the day, and the masculine. Silver represented the moon, the night, and the feminine. These two bright, powerful metals held one another in balance. In Central America, natural materials decorated men's jewelry to signify a connection to place. Metals, bone, shells, bird feathers (especially the beautiful quetzal bird), and carved stones (particularly jade for its power of fertility and life) protected and decorated the wearer.
Global artisans use all sorts of materials in their handcrafted jewelry for men. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, and combinations of natural stones are frequently used. In Bali, silver, gold, bone, wood, brass, and stainless copper adorn handmade jewelry. In West Africa, men's jewelry honors the cow, where bone and horns are incorporated into unique pieces.
Excellent question! There is no simple test that can tell you whether an artisan hand-crafted your jewelry or not. No easy way to know if an item is handmade or factory-produced. But there are details that you can look out for, and hopefully a discerning eye will guide you right. First, look at materials. If a bracelet is made of leather with embossed detailing, or sterling silver with intricate carvings or stone settings, you are entering the realm of the handmade. If a bracelet is made from bone, or makes use of complicated beadwork, if there is evidence of welding or carving, then you can feel good about your purchase. Any true artisan will tell you: no two pieces of jewelry will come out identical if they are made by hand. Beware of sameness. Celebrate the idiosyncrasies of the artists hand and help preserve the techniques and traditions of the past.
The materials that comprise handmade artisan necklaces are as varied as the makers themselves. Craftspeople all over the world use metals, like sterling silver, gold, copper and brass, to perfect their designs. Cotton or nylon cord and leather are also common materials used in traditional mens jewelry. Wooden beads, cow bones, coconut shells, bamboo, and gemstones all adorn mens necklaces from across the globe.
Unique, stylish, and handcrafted. These are the guiding principles of wearing men's jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to men's bracelets. You can wear simple leather, or a combination of metals. You can go understated or bold. Colorful or subdued. However you choose to display your handmade jewelry, what matters most is that you discover pieces that attest to your own originality.
Many traditional artisans employ the handcrafted techniques of their ancestors, which favored a slow, methodical approach in a small workshop, as opposed to mass production. Today, they preserve these methodologies while intentionally distinguishing their approaches from those of large factories. Respect for the environment, and for animal and human life drive the artwork itself. Natural materials are often a sign that a product is eco-friendly. Additionally, many artisans look for ways to reuse or recycle in their artwork. Some choose to repurpose old wood or fabric. Some recycle glass beads or up-cycle plastic and discarded paper. Others follow practices that conserve resources, like water and energy, and are mindful of the pollutants they release into the environment. Shopping from organizations that promote eco-friendly products is the best way to ensure that you are receiving a unique item that does not damage the world through its making.
Handcrafted mens jewelry captures our undying passion for symbols and meaning through a variety of designs, emblems, and carvings. In ancient Peru, men wore necklaces adorned with pendants of human, animal, and divine characters. A common symbol that has withstood the test of time is the Andean Chakana, or the staggered cross, that attests to the relationship between humankind and the cosmos. In Bali, mens jewelry integrated the cross, the sign of freedom, and Ongkara symbol for oneness and spirituality. In Central America, carved glyphs were commonly used. Animal figures and bird feathers (like the quetzal and macaw) had special significance, as did natural stones. In India, Om and Ganesha symbols are used for protection, prosperity and purity. In West Africa, Gye nyame, symbolizing Gods deep power and infinite knowledge, is still used on necklaces.
There is no right way to wear mens rings. Right hand, left hand, ring finger or thumb, where you place your ring is as much a matter of preference and comfort as it is style. Besides the common ring finger to signify love or marriage, other fingers of note are the index finger, which symbolizes power, leadership, and authority in some cultures, and the thumb, which can signify wealth. Wherever you choose to don it, a handmade ring should be as unique as the man who wears it.
Like many things, when it comes to great craftsmanship, the evidence is in the details. We asked artisans what they look for in a good necklace, and heres what they told us. Keep your eye out for the smooth functioning of the lock. It should clasp easily and cleanly. Examine the weldings of the chain joints, and pay attention to the surface of the jewelry. Is it finished in high polish? Are handcrafted details evident? Are engravings handmade? Artisans also look for uniqueness in design, integrity of workmanship, and high-quality materials. Necklaces should be free from dents, and beads should stay fastened in place. No chips in the gemstones, no cuts in the bezel, and no obvious glue marks of any kind. While these standards may seem high, we believe that artisan jewelry should aim for the stars.
Since time immemorial, jewelry has been used as a personal ornament, religious signification, or tastes in fashion. Today's handcrafted artisan jewelry is no different. In West Africa, leather is prized by certain tribes and connotes a connection to culture. In Indonesia, black coral, or Akar Bahar, is believed to protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil, and so it is used in many jewelry items for men. In Peru, leaders adorned themselves with garments that were exclusive to their rank, so men's jewelry not only indicated their function, but was also steeped in iconography, religious code, and emblems of power and prestige. In India, artisan jewelry incorporates the motifs of Om, a spiritual symbol signifying the essence of consciousness, and Lord Ganesha, the god of beginnings who is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Today, artisans working in these classical styles preserve the heritage that was passed down to them over time.
To understand the significance of traditional, handcrafted men's rings, we need to talk about stones. All over the world, stones reveal deep cultural connections to the land, belief systems, and aspirations. In Peru, artisan jewelry makes use of chrysocolla (also known as "Peruvian turquoise"), which was used by the Incas as an inlay in their goldwork. They believed it calmed their emotions and strengthened their immune defenses because it had medicinal powers. In Bali, kecubung (Amethyst) is incorporated into handmade rings because it brings peace to those who wear it. Kalimaya (Opal) is believed to stabilize the mental well-being of the wearer. In Guatemala, jade is the stone of choice, as the Mayans attributed special powers to it, believing it symbolized life, fertility, and power. In India, onyx is a stone of vigor and stamina, which strengthens self-confidence, banishes grief, and stimulates wise decision-making. Lapis lazuli relieves anger and negative thoughts and eases frustrations. Tigers eye stone aids harmony and balance and helps release fear and anxiety. The list of unique stones is as long as the master craftspeople who use them in their traditional jewelry.
From wedding rings to religious symbols, men's rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent God's unmatched power and the authority of mankind on earth. In India, handcrafted rings have been used to symbolize everything from devotion and fidelity to eternity and belief in a deity. Today, like in many cultures, Indian rings represent love, engagement and marriage. Pre-Hispanic cultures in Central America and South America used handmade jewelry to denote social position, rank, as well as personal adornment. Metal, bone, shell, and stoneparticularly jadewere chosen for beauty and durability. Even the choice of metal has meaning in particular cultures. The Incas, for example, believed that gold was a sacred metal sent by the sun god, Inti, and all mines belonged to the emperor, who protected his metals with great zeal.
Men have worn rings since ancient times as a personal ornament, a sign of social position, official rank, or a symbol of religious beliefs. Handmade jewelry may reflect changes in fashion, but it remains rooted in the history and culture of a people and place. Each unique ring reveals the artistic sensibility of its maker, yet certain symbols and motifs appear frequently. In India, the Om motif has special cultural significance as a sacred spiritual symbol. It signifies ultimate reality, or consciousness. In Bali, the Om Kara, or Ongkara, represents five elements: wind, fire, ether, water, air, and earth, which correspond to different aspects of the human body. Religion and mythology are also manifest in traditional jewelry. Lord Ganesha, one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom. In Bali, Barong is a lion-like mythical creature that symbolizes victory and spiritual protection. These symbols and others can be found on handmade rings from around the world and are ways of honoring history, culture, and spirituality.
Techniques that rely on handmade craftsmanship honor the cultures and regions from which they come. In Bali, repouss, or the art of silver filigree, is still preserved by artisans today. In Central America, jewelry-makers work with natural stones, especially jade, in order to celebrate the techniques and materials used by their ancestors. In India, sterling silver jewelry is made through intricate jali carving or rawa (silver beading). Hand-casting and gemstone-cutting have also been passed down through the generations, and today, make their way into unique works of wearable art. In West Africa, fabrication (including soldering or welding) is a technique that has stood the test of time, as has leather twisting, which adorns mens jewelry from bracelets to necklaces.
The traditional techniques used to create artisan jewelry are as diverse as the cultures from which they come. In Peru, the ancient technique of handmade goldsmithing continues in the work of filigree, the art of weaving silver threads together. Originally brought to the Andes during the colonial period, filigree acquired local nuances and incorporated designs inspired by nature and daily life. In Bali, handmade jewelry makes use of a method called repouss, a decorative, detail-oriented artform that uses hammers and punches to raise metal in relief from the background of the ring. In West Africa, fabrication, casting, and forging are common handcrafted techniques, whereas in India, it is common to see cut gemstones intricately fitted within silver segments.
Traditional artisans handcraft jewelry using the techniques and materials of their ancestors. In Indonesia, the most common mens bracelet is made from Akar Baharnatural, or black, coral. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, waxed cotton threads, or natural stones adorn handmade jewelry. In Central America, the list includes: gold, brass, cord, wood, or glass. West Africa also makes use of these materials, plus wooden beads. And India incorporates gemstones into its rich history of jewelry.
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This piece is simply gorgeous! Hefty, yet delicate. Modern, yet timeless. Natural and beautiful! I wear it regularly along with earrings and a bracelet in the same line.
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I wear this wrap bracelet often as I love the sporty look. Very comfortable on and I appreciate having the two size loops to choose from so that I can fit this well to my wrist. I do wish that the rhodonite beads were as vividly pink and striking as they are in the photo, but you cant have everything. They other beads are gorgeous. A wonderful piece.
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