Turquoise and leather bracelet review
Product: Leather wristband with turquoise stones
Price: 26$ USD
Where to buy it: On Etsy in the Sheekydoodle shop
Materials: Turquoise beads, leather, pewter silver accent beads
Rating: 5 stars
What can I say about the shop it comes from?
First off, if you have read my other reviews on my site, you know I am a fan of Etsy! What is Etsy you ask? Well to give you a quick description: it’s an awesome site where individual artists sell their products. For more info about the site, read this review in which I discuss Etsy.
So this leather and turquoise bracelet is from a shop called Sheekydoodle owned by Dar. The shop itself is full of wonderful southwest inspired jewelry from turquoise necklaces to silver rings. There is a dedicated Southwest and boho jewelry section and it is where I found this leather and turquoise bracelet. Hard to select only one but that’s the one I bought. Not to worry I will be back to buy more, as I already have my eye on this bracelet 🙂 The turquoise used on the jewelry in this shop is just exquisite. The little flecks in it make each bead different and the color is very bright and light. If you love turquoise, this is the place to check out! For a great article about Native American artists using turquoise, click here.
Bracelet and turquoise stone
For Native people, the turquoise is a symbol of balance, a stone used in ceremonies, especially amongst the Navajo people. It is a sacred stone. And a beautiful one. This particular bracelet boasts four turquoise beads. In the center of those turquoise beads, you will find a four direction symbol. Looking a bit like a vane. in the Native culture, it does represent the four directions (E, S, W, N) but also the four quadrants of life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood and elder) and our four sides (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). Just like the concept of the Medicine wheel.
The wristband is made of great leather and I found that it fits perfectly and all snug on my wrist. I was afraid that it would move around my wrist and that the stones would jiggle and be in the way. You know how annoying it can be when you are trying to type on your computer and your bracelet keeps getting in the way or makes a ruckus? Well not with this bracelet! It fits so well! It is adjustable so you can wear it more snug. It did not move all day and was very comfortable. The leather is well made and supple. Honestly, I could barely feel it on my wrist. But each time I would look down and see it, I would smile 🙂 And I got a free pair of matching earrings from the shop owner with my order! Love the set and the daintiness of the earrings. You can see what I received below.
Go for it!!! Very well made bracelet, incorporating materials with a significant meaning within the native culture. It fits well, is well made, pretty and is made with a sacred stone. Really, what more do you need? Visit the Sheekydoodle shop to look at the bracelet as well as similar pieces of jewelry.