HANDCRAFTED LEATHER BRACELETS BY NIALAYA


Juhani wears NIALAYA leather bracelets combined with NIALAYA beaded bracelets in New York City


THE INSPIRATION
Nialaya Founder and Designer, Jannik Olander sources inspiration for his new designs while travelling around the world. He spends most of his summers in southern Europe in places such as Mykonos, Greece and Ibiza, Spain – both strong inspiration sources for Jannik, which can certainly be noticed in a lot of Nialaya’s leather bracelet designs. Combining the bohemian touch that he gets from summers on the Europan islands, with the spirituality from Southeast Asia where Jannik first was inspired to start making jewelry, Nialaya’s leather bracelets are unique pieces of jewelry while also being exceptionally versatile.

 
 Our Black Leather Bracelet with Gold Bali Clasp Lock, available here and our
Black Leather Bracelet with Gold Anchor, available here


THE DESIGN AND CRAFTING
Nialaya’s leather bracelets are handcrafted in our design studio on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Using high-quality hand braided leathers that will only look better with age, and strong stainless steel details and closures, our leather bracelets are guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Our Black Leather Bracelet with Bali Clasp is a great example of an inspiration that came from one of Jannik’s trips to Bali, Indonesia. The stunning landscapes and laidback lifestyle inspired him to design a piece that would remind him of the time he spent on the astonishing island. The result became a one-of-a-kind leather piece, featuring a unique clasp in silver or gold with distinctive engraving. The bracelet is bohemian yet elegant and has been part of our collection for many years.


Jannik layers our Black Leather Bracelet with Gold Anchor with beaded bracelets.
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HOW TO STYLE OUR LEATHER BRACELETS
Our leather bracelet collection consists of pieces that are perfect for everyday-wear, while also looking great paired with a dressier look.
For everyday-wear, we love to layer the leather bracelets with a couple of
our colorful beaded bracelets to create a unique and casual look.
For nighttime looks, we prefer the leather bracelet either on its own or
paired with one of our matte black onyx beaded bracelets.
October 07, 2019 by jannik olander

HANDCRAFTED HEALING CRYSTAL BRACELETS FROM NIALAYA JEWELRY


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THE DESIGN PROCESS
Designed and handcrafted in our Los Angeles studio behind our Melrose flagship store, our bold beaded bracelets are what Nialaya is known for. Combining precious-and-semi-precious natural healing crystal stones like Blue Lapis, Bali Turquoise, Brown Tiger Eye, Onyx, Rose Quartz, Amethyst and more with high-quality CZ diamonds, silver and 18k gold finished beads for spiritual healing crystal bracelets with a luxurious touch. Executed with meticulous attention to detail using high-quality materials, a Nialaya beaded bracelet is a timeless piece of jewelry that carries unique healing powers.

We stay true to authentic jewelry-crafting, using macramé braiding to combine our stones – a method originating from the 13th century. Due to the stones being natural, each and every beaded bracelet is truly unique and one-of-a-kind. No texture, color or bead size is exactly the same.

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HOW TO STYLE OUR BEADED HEALING CRYSTAL BRACELETS
Our beaded bracelets can be worn as standalone statements or layered as a stack. Our smaller bead bracelets are the ultimate stacking pieces – mix and match 3-4 of them on one wrist. For an instant stacked look, we have the Wrap-Around Beaded Bracelets that are designed to wrap around your wrist two or three times.
As seen in the video above, Nialaya CEO and Designer, Jannik Olander wears a combination of different color, size, and texture stones – creating a unique and personal look. He mixes healing crystal gemstones like Green Jade, Blue Lapis, Matte Onyx and Brown Tiger Eye with silver and a couple leather pieces.


 
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THE INSPIRATION
Jannik Olander collects inspiration for his healing crystal bracelet designs on his travels around the world as well as around his hometown, Los Angeles. The Californian nature, climate, and lifestyle strongly inspire Jannik and that can be noticed in a lot of Nialaya’s designs. In the video above, Jannik is taking his AC Cobra out for a spin on the Pacific Highway in Malibu - a place that he visits frequently to both clear his mind and to get inspired.

 
STAYING SUSTAINABLE
We believe in being friendly to the environment by sourcing most of our healing crystals from local vendors, and handcraft the bracelets in our Los Angeles studio. We don’t mass-produce or keep stock, but only make enough bracelets to fulfill orders and display our flagship store. Any damaged beaded bracelets are never thrown away, but we re-use and re-make the parts to create new beaded bracelets- we don't let anything go to waste. We strongly believe in being sustainable and as eco-friendly as we can be.

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June 12, 2019 by jannik olander

OUR HOMETOWN, LOS ANGELES

Nialaya CEO and Founder Jannik Olander collects inspiration for his designs
on his travels around the world. He brings his ideas with him back to
Los Angeles where he designs and makes the pieces by hand in our
production studio that's located right behind the store on Melrose.


Jannik started making beaded bracelets by hand in his garage in the Hollywood
Hills in 2009. He got inspired to start the brand after a trip to India where he
met a Shaman who taught him about spiritual stones and their unique
healing powers. After arriving back in LA, he purchased beads and string
and learnt how to make Nialaya's classic macrame style bracelet.
2 years later, in 2011 we opened our flagship store on Melrose.


A travel look that Jannik wore when traveling to Marbella to speak
about his success with Nialaya at an entrepreneurial fair in front of
300 aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Jannik's first Los Angeles home was located on Appian Way in the
Hollywood Hills. Once in a while he goes back to remind himself how far
he has come and to enjoy the stunning views.


On casual office days, Jannik likes to wear beads mixed with leather.
He mixes a lot of different textures to create a unique and distinctive look.

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March 19, 2019 by jannik olander

3 WAYS TO PULL OFF EVERYDAY BRACELET LOOKS

Adding a bracelet to any look will without a doubt add a dash of personality to
your outfit. Spice up a white tee look by stacking different shapes and textures
such as our Flatbed Bracelets with Classic Round Beaded Bracelets or
a Leather Bracelet.

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Try sticking to one metal when layering. A black and silver look can become
more interesting by adding a pop of color like Blue Lapis or
Brown Tiger Eye. Check out our Beaded Bracelets here


Tone down a gold look by adding a lot of matte finishes or rugged
leather pieces. Our Dorje Flatbead Bracelet comes in a masculine
vintage gold plating that instantly gives you a distinctive touch without
being too blingy.

Shop our Dorje Flatbead Collection here

All our classic beaded bracelets carry unique healing powers. Select a stone that
has the spiritual properties that adds the right benefits for you.
Explore the healing powers of our stones here

Play around with our colorful vintage glass stones, or precious and semi precious
stones for a fun look. Shop some of our color pops below.
February 21, 2019 by jannik olander

FROM RIO TO SAO PAULO

Nialaya Founder and Designer Jannik Olander gathers most of his inspiration for
his jewelry designs on his travels around the world.
His last escape was an unforgettable trip to Brazil. From the fun, sexy
Rio to the cool Sao Paolo with an array of stunning, raw nature and amazing beaches in between..


Jannik watches the sunset in Joatinga, Brazil, wearing a Blue Tiger Eye Bead
Bracelet with Leaf Beads (coming soon) with our Elastic Flatbead Bracelet with African Green Jade, available here


"It was one of the best trips in many years. Brazil is so diverse, crazy, amazing, fun and different at the same time."
Jannik said about his 3 week get-away.



Jannik in Rio De Janeiro, wearing a Faceted Iron Pyrite Beaded Bracelet, available here, paired with a shiny Hematite Beaded Bracelet with Black CZ Diamond, available here.

"Rio is so diverse. Filled with cool shops, bars and restaurants in Leblon and I love the vibe in Ipanema. The city is surrounded by beautiful mountains and beaches. This city has it all, and the people are so funny, sweet and hard-working. 
There is a reason why Brazilians are the most loved people in the world."
Jannik said about his visit to the vibrant, seaside city.


Jannik in Sao Paolo, pictured on left, and in Rio pictured on right, wearing a Blue Tiger Eye Beaded Bracelet with Leaf Beads (coming soon, and our Elastic Flatbead Bracelet with Blue Lapis and Black/Gold CZ Diamonds, available here
January 19, 2019 by jannik olander