Why I enjoy handcrafting unique handmade bracelets
Many years ago, I worked as a secretary in a Foreign Affairs office in Haifa which had to do with various study groups from Africa and Asia, concerning Culture studies,Childcare courses etc.,
I remember one of the lecturers,who was an American lady, had a tall and slender appearance. She used to wear simple casual clothes for her lectures, but , everytime she arrived she was wearing an amazing bracelet, on her hand. This single ornament she wore, made her look very special to every person who watched her. Each time it was a different beautiful bracelet or bangle. I was most impressed with her, because this bracelet indicated her inner personality and taste. She used to come into the office and all eyes were turned directly to her hands, to see what she was wearing THIS time.
This lady has had a strong influence on my special attraction to bracelelets, and I continue to invent them in my mind, every time I remember her.. I wonder if she would ever guess what a strong impact she had on my creativity.
So, let me tell you about my handcrafted sterling silver bracelets.
I spontaneously design and craft my handmade bracelets according to my moods. Sometimes I want to create a demure thin classy bracelet which can be worn with any outfit, and at other times I like to craft a wide hammered silver bracelet with free form stones, or shapes. I like to create both rustic designs or clean classic ones too.
The richer designs are more fun to create, becasue there I simply let myself go. I spend a few enthusiastic hours on handcrafting them, unable to stop until the bracelet is finished. I simply cannot wait to see how it will look in the end of the process .
In my work I like to innovate. I may be inspired by fashion magazines or other jewelry designers, but I never ever copy someone else’s design. I do this because it is my own personality I wish to display, not someone else’s!
When designing a bracelet, I try to remember the rule that sometimes MORE is LESS. While based on traditional methods, I try to add my own understanding of what is an aesthetic,or artistic element, to my work.
I also take care that my bracelets will be durable, so that my customers will be able to enjoy them for many years to come, while remaining in fashion. For this purpose I use high quality materials such as solid silver mostly with solid gold.decorations with or without stones. I hope you will like them as much as I do.
My Etsy shop for handmade jewelry:
My shop section of unique bracelets:
My shop section for special bangles:
Until about a decade ago, we used to believe that without any doubt, only jewelry which was created of gold, diamonds and pearls is considered jewelry forever. I myself used to think of it that way, until I discovered the world of handmade art jewelry created from other materials.
Nowadays, more and more celebrities appear in public with impressive handcrafted artisan jewelry items which have been created with sterling silver, or a combination of other metals, with free form natural stones, or beach glass.
It seems that the latest trend in Jewelry today is the kind which has been created in an artist’s workshop- handmade jewelry. It is true that many artists still craft jewelry from gold diamonds and pearls, but one has to pay an enourmous amount of money for these items, while if the same artist uses Sterling silver combined with other metals, natural free form stones and such, and his art is much more affordable, but not less unique!
Today, more and more people are interested in a variety of natural stones , and an endless line of crystals in a long row of shapes forms and colors.
You can match with an outfit an unusual necklace , or just a single stone silver pendant on a silver chain, with or without ear posts or studs when you are in a more sportive- like mood, or long silver drop earrings which reach below your jaw line ,with a cocktail dress in the evening.
Finally – when you can match various affordable items with your wardrobe, you will be representing a trendy and classy lady, who will have heads turned when she is around.
The jewelry examples you will find in the post come from my own workshop of artisan crafted jewelry.
More of my jewelry can be viewed in my etsy shop: