Thursday, June 23, 2011
Olive Wood Beads
Did you know that all the olive wood beads we use in our jewelry are handmade right here in Jordan? Not only does it come from tree branches that would otherwise be thrown away, but they are handmade and sanded by those who are physically handicapped, thereby providing jobs and skills to the less fortunate.
Have you ever wondered how they are made? The process is actually quite neat:
Next, they drill beads on one side of the block of wood, and then on the other side. This results in spheres with a little bit of a ridge around its equator. The spheres are dried for 7-10 days and then sanded on wires to remove the ridges.
So when you're accessorizing yourself to get ready for your busy day, remember that you're wearing a little piece of Jordan!
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