If you're forced to wear a uniform or you're strictly a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal, wearing unique women's bracelets could be a quick and easy way to add interest to your attire -- without changing the functionality or the comfort level. Even if your clothing choices aren't limited, there's nothing wrong with adding a conversation piece or two to your jewelry box.
What Makes a Bracelet Unique
Usually, a new spin on an old jewelry idea can take a bracelet from ubiquitous to unique. For example, you may have seen a tassel style necklace, but have you ever seen a bracelet with tassel charms hanging from it, similar to charm bracelets' style?
In some cases, you can locate artists who specialize in one of a kind designs or custom bracelets. Taking a hammered silver bracelet and having an artist add your favorite quote to it can make it uniquely yours.
A bracelet can be unique simply because of one unexpected component:
- Materials used
- Personalization such as an engravable bracelet
- Design (especially in the most intricate pieces where lots of detail work is done)
Regrettably, with unusual, unique, or exotic jewelry, there often comes a higher price than you'd pay for mass produced pieces. However, depending on the brand, the seller, the materials used, time it took to make a piece, you can still find great deals. Don't be afraid to look just because you've fallen victim to sticker-shock before.
Shopping for Unique Women's Bracelets
If you're looking for a bracelet that your friends aren't wearing, too, you've come to the right place. Here's a shopping guide for some of the most unique and unusual bracelets for women available:
Overstock.com's ideal because you can get great deals on items that are more expensive everywhere else. Here are a few designs that you probably won't see too often:
- Gerald David Bauman Silver and Leather Double Vulture Bracelet: It looks like it's simply for the edgiest girls out there, but in reality, the vulture skull is a symbol for Mayan royalty. Even the button clasp isn't all that common.
- Diesel Sterling Silver Tassels Bracelet: Sterling silver with black tassel charms make this an unexpected wrist adornment.
- Handmade Floral Lace Bracelet (Thailand): This is a thick, ornate silver cuff. It is also available in other styles, such as "Moonflower" and "Jasmine Lake."
- Dolce & Gabbana Women's Knot Bracelet: This is a combination of silver metal, leather, and an unusual style.
Etsy.com is the Internet king (or queen) of unique jewelry, bracelets included. Jewelry artists from all over the world join to sell their wares. Since many of them sell one of a kind jewelry, here are a few specific Etsy members to check out, rather than a list of particular bracelets:
In addition, you can search "bracelets," "wearable art," "handmade jewelry," or any combination to come up with the new users that are adding unique women's bracelets to the site all the time.
Jewelry.Novica has beautiful pieces made by artisans all around the world. Be sure to check out "The News Is Hot," handmade from recycled magazines and glass beads. A few other bracelets worth mentioning include:
- Skeleton Fish
- Dancing Leaves
- Violet Rose
- Purple Mist
- Midnight Dream
Boutiques and Other Local Stores
Don't forget to check out small, kitschy boutiques in your area. They tend to carry eclectic styles, potentially handmade by fellow citizens of your town. Next time you're strolling around downtown without a time crunch, step inside a few stores you've overlooked. You might be surprised by the bracelets you find there.
If you're working with an artist or a jewelry store that does custom designs, get creative and come up with a masterpiece you'll be proud to wear on your wrist.
To learn how to make your own unique bracelets, visit LoveToKnow Crafts.
Unique bracelets can be the last-minute addition to an outfit, pulling it all together. Every woman needs at least one or two in her jewelry collection.