Bring your faith into your everyday jewelry with a beautiful bracelet from the Holyland! Olive wood beads are strung together with silver tone crosses to give these charming pieces a unique one of a kind look. What a perfect gift for confirmation, a token of encouragement, or as an addition to your everyday wardrobe.
The wood carvers of Palestine have long depended on tourists as their source of income. The conflict with Israel has made the region so volatile, that tourists are no longer commonplace and they are finding making a living very challenging. Finding new markets outside the country is one way to give them a better chance of supporting their families. They use tree trimmings and the wood from olive trees too old to produce fruit for their carvings, protecting future olive crops. Each piece is cut, sanded, and varnished to preserve the beauty of the graining olive wood is known for. This wood grain is unique to every piece made and will change the color variation depending on how it falls within that carving. Recently, they've been adding hematite beads to their work as an alternative for those who'd like a bracelet with a different appearance.
- Made by hand in the Bethlehem, Beit Sahour & Beit Jala regions of Palestine
- Olive wood and metal beads on elastic thread
- Measures approximately 8"
- Cross bead features small blue colored crystal