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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.
1-3 business days
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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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...
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.
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.
The inspiration pictures at the end of the listings are enhanced with photo software. This is to fully express the pallet and overall feeling we want you to perceive of these places. Our product photos, all those before the inspiration picture, are not enhanced, and, to the best of our ability, reflect what you will be wearing upon delivery. Occasionally, as we complete final edits of a new listing, we will come across a small loss of pixels, white pin holes, in the photo after transferring to a web page. We do use a filler software program to correct those minute transfer errors. Bead color and tone may vary as antique beads colors can slightly vary from one string to another.