eco-friendly products made in the U.S.A. from the bark of the cork tree
Arriving on the scene around 300 million years ago, dragonflies were one of the first insects to inhabit this planet. They’ve had many millennia to perfect the art of hunting, flying, and living an extraordinary amount of time (for a bug anyway) of 6 years. They’ve even developed a knack for flying backwards, which comes in handy when trying to catch flies and mosquitoes.
Sterling Silver Dragonfly made with 3mm Natural Cork and Finished with a Stainless Steel Magnetic Clasp
Sterling Silver Dragonfly made with 3mm Natural Cork and Finished with a Hammered Magnetic Clasp
The sea life collection of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are stunning and eco-friendly. The pieces are made with authentic Portuguese cork. The combination of the koa wood pendants with the cork wood is a perfect marriage of two trees.
The freshwater pearl bracelets and necklaces made with authentic 3mm and 2mm Portuguese cork are elegant and beautiful.
The February birthstone charm bracelet is handmade with a Swarovski amethyst pebble crystal set in sterling silver.
The March birthstone charm bracelet is handmade with a Swarovski aquamarine pebble crystal set in sterling silver.
Introducing our newest collection – the Swarovski Pebble Birthstone Charm Bracelets. They are made with a sterling silver charm, inset with a Swarovski crystal pebble, heishi gemstone beads, sterling silver beads on 2mm authentic Portuguese cork, and finished with a stainless steel magnetic clasp.
Designed with 5 strands of 3mm cork, 8mm round oasis green beads, silver rondel’s, and finished with a strong magnetic clasp.
Designed with a mix of 12x18mm and 8mm oasis green and beige beads, silver rondel’s and finished with a stainless steel magnetic clasp.
Check out some of the most popular ceramic beaded bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.
The Koa tree grows in Hawaii and the Cork tree grows primarily in Portugal and the Mediterranean Basis. These two trees are a perfect marriage to create this handsome bracelet.
The Koa wood combined with the cork wood is stunning. Koa wood is native to Hawaii and the cork wood is native to Portugal. Choose from the earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree, a millenary tree that grows primarily in the Mediterranean basin.
It can be harvested every nine years without felling or harming the tree. Cork is one of most extraordinary creations. Because it’s a natural plant tissue, cork is biodegradable, and its exceptional ability to retain CO2 makes it a leader in sustainability, allying against the effects of climate change.
Its chemical structure makes it one of the most mind-blowing materials on earth. At the microscopic level, cork is a hive-like structure of cells, where each cell has the form of a tiny pentagonal or hexagonal prism. A single cubic centimeter of cork contains almost 40 million cells. Each cell is essentially made of suberin, which accounts for nearly half of the chemical composition of cork. But this is only part of the equation. What makes cork special is what’s inside: a gas mixture similar to air fills each cell, whose wall is coated with suberin. It’s this incredible combination that gives cork its unique properties. Lightness, because cork is filled with gas, but also elasticity and compressibility, since cork is a combination of micro balloons that gently press against each other.
The cork tree it is one of the most highly renewable and eco-friendly resources on the planet. In fact, harvesting the cork tree helps fight global warming. How you ask? All trees are eco-friendly because of respiration. Tree respiration is the process of a tree taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. The amount of carbon dioxide being held by the tree is called carbon sequestration. The trees sequester carbon dioxide and stores it in their trunks, branches, leaves, roots, and bark. The cork tree is an environmental filter.
“A joyful heart is as irrepressible as cork in water”