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olive wood collection

one of a kind, light and playful

This collection is crafted by carving olive wood from the Middle East. I am currently working with olive wood from Jordan, in collaboration with Holy Land Designs. They provide training and jobs for individuals (mostly women) who are deaf, physically challenged, and disadvantaged, who would otherwise have extremely limited work opportunities in Amman. They cut and polish wood slabs, that are then laser cut with my designs. Afterwards, I carefully hand paint the pieces and finish them into earrings and necklaces. Shop this collection

Love the process: Laser cut from 5mm thick olive wood. Carefully finished with environmentally friendly, non-toxic products. Painted with milk paint, made from 100% organic material. Coated with a perfect blend of pure tung oil and natural, food grade thinner to deepen the colors and enhance the wood grain. Sealed with a water-based matte cream to protect the finish. Earrings assembled using .925 sterling silver ear wires. Necklaces braided using high quality satin rattail cord and silk-like Japanese thread.