These beautiful handmade beads are made from cured Olive Wood, which is a beautiful natural light weight wood. Hailing from Afghanistan, Olive Wood is a common type of bead used to make Malas. Normally you will find brown laminated Olive Wood; these beads are exemplary because each bead on these strands is cut and turned by hand from a solid piece of wood, so they have a consistent look and a great natural feel.
These strands have been dyed an earthy shade of rusted rouge, using all natural dyes. These beads have some variations in color, featuring a deep orange rust alongside the reddish brown tones. They are color-fast (the dye is permanent). These beads would make beautiful spacers in earthy-girl jewelry.
16+/-" long strand, individual Olive Wood beads measure approximately 5.5x5mm each.
Hole measures approximately 1mm, so they are perfect for using on elastic.
There are approximately 74 beads per strand.
**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Unicef and Americares Nepali relief efforts. **