Antique & Vintage Women's Beaded Bracelet/Gift For Her


Inspired by the Escadaria Selaron steps in the Lapa district of Rio De Janeiro, the Lapa bracelet for women is loaded with collectible beads. It begins with a mix of three different red-white-heart beads dating back to between 1890 and 1920. Red-white-hearts are quite collectible. In order to achieve the deep red bead smiths had to use gold in the glass mix. To save resources the bead was first made with white glass then in a second process covered with the more expensive red glass. Hence the term white-heart. THESE ARE AUTHENTIC 19TH CENTURY RED-WHITE-HEARTS. Interspersed between the red-white-hearts are 1930's era European glass oval beads, in yellow, blue, black and white. The brass metal is highlighted by picture and Dalmatian jasper stones and a sprinkle of antique African goomba beads in white. You will also see 100 year old African Masai warrior beads and cherry red vintage Czech seed beads throughout the piece. Suitable for any occasion, the Lapa makes a striking accessory from the beach to the board room. Available for women in a 21 inch length. Wear a piece of history.

We gather our beads from all over the world, taking particular notice of those beads with culture, history and collectability, and string them on sturdy elastic cord. PLEASE READ OUR ABOUT PAGE FOR EXPLANATION OF BEAD VARIATION AND COLOR.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Sizing details

We make all our bracelets in standard women’s and men’s sizes. Our men’s size can also be ordered for women as a double wrap anklet. Standard women’s size is 22.5 inches for a three wrap, men’s 24.5 inches. As always custom sizing is available and if you find the bracelet too tight or too big, we can always alter it an no charge. Just ask...

Custom and personalized orders

Yes of course! We can make any of our styles in any length. We also offer commission orders and will do our best to collaborate with you to get the best result. Remember, we only use vintage and antique beads so inventory may be gone when you ask for a customized style.

Care instructions

Many of our bracelets include antique bone, horn and natural seed beads. All of these are susceptible to damage from excessive moisture. We recommend not wearing them while swimming or exercising. Our metal beads and some of our bone beads will patina over time. This is normal and the original color pallet accounts for the transition in tone.

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