How often are you able to see the raw materials behind the beads?! This particular log, selected because of its dark interior, was actually used to produce some of our ebony heart shaped beads that have darker banding patterns.
It takes a gifted artist to look into the heart of the wood and see what it can become.
For ebony, it also takes patience and craftsmanship to physically work the wood because it is so dense. The term ebony does not refer to one species, but can be applied to one or more varieties of hardwoods known for their high density and dark color.
Our beads are cut from ebony woods native to the Philippines. The color can vary from pure black, which is more rare, to lighter colored striped varieties commonly described as tiger ebony.
The natural wood oils and tight grain of ebony woods allow it to take a very nice polish. It’s the beautiful finish and durability that make it so popular!
Wanna see more? Several new styles of ebony wood beads have been added to the shop. Some very dark, others caramel brown and black. You’ll find traditional rounds, and unique geometric shapes.
If you’ve been thinking about trying wood beads, ebony might be a good place to start. Ebony beads will bring the natural beauty and warmth of wood, but they are durable enough to be paired with a variety of materials and work well for jewelry.