There are bracelets of all sorts on the market, each one appealing to many different people. We all have different size wrists, and styles. We want to gift someone the best bracelet around, but don’t know their size. What if we mess up, and it is too small, or too large? And so on and so on.
Hamsa Bracelet with gemstones
Then there is THIS bracelet. Seriously. The answer.
On the backside is a special knot, called a macrame knot. It slides open and closed so easily, you can do it with one hand. You might think the beads hanging off of the back might be bothersome, but they really aren’t. Honestly, you won’t even feel them. You’ll just be comfortable wearing this bracelet.
Macramé knotting is first believed to have originated with 13th-century Arab weavers. These artisans knotted the excess thread and yarn along the edges of hand-loomed fabrics into decorative fringes on bath towels, shawls, and veils, but most importantly their camels and livestock. From there, it traveled to Spain and Italy and onto England. It was introduced into England at the end of the 17th century. Queen Mary taught the art of macramé to her ladies-in-waiting.
Of course, it then made its way to America, and it can then be said that sailors made macramé objects in off hours while at sea, and sold or bartered them when they landed. Now hammocks, jewelry, knots, and even belts are made using that ancient art of macrame.
Take this design and mesh it with modern style. And wow!
Actually, the hamsa charm also originated from the Middle East. Just think of the history in this bracelet!