Found in several different types of Filipino trees, Tiger Ebony is a dense, hard bead that’s very dark in color. We love it because it has a polished finish, can be black, brown or a mixture of both and it’s a great choice for adding a dark, earthy element to your design. If you’re struggling to figure out how to incorporate Bulahan Tiger Ebony beads into your bracelet or necklace, we’ve got some ideas for you!
Use Tiger Ebony beads to break up sections of brighter color as we’ve done with this You Love This Wood Heishi bead necklace. The rich brown tones of the Tiger Ebony aren’t meant to overpower or draw attention, they simply act as a means of drawing attention to the brighter brown accents and flattering the neckline. Neutral colors are great at doing that!
Wooden Tiger Ebony beads are so striking they can be the focal point of a design, as shown here in the Night Leopard suede bracelet design we’ve created. Just one large-holed tube slider bead
breaks up the pattern of the leopard cord and adds a touch of simplistic design to the bracelet. Quick and easy!
They’re also a great bead choice when you want a design that resembles a charm bracelet with standard metal charms. Our Chocolate Drops cork cord bracelet features riveted Tiger Ebony beads spaced evenly throughout the design and smaller round beads bunched together on jump rings to get that dangling effect. Pair it with an autumn-colored outfit that’s orange, green or brown and you’ve got a great accent piece that’s one of a kind.
Tiger Ebony wooden beads add that rich, dark color to a design while maintaining a natural feel and look to them. These are just a few ways to use them, but the options are almost limitless. What sort of uses have you found for Tiger Ebony wood beads
? Let us know in the comments below or share your creations with us on Facebook!
These beautiful White Wood beads are ethically harvested from wild trees in the Philippines. Naturally an off-white color
, they’ve been bleached to a pristine, bright white using a pickling or vinegar solution. They have an almost matte white finish but the natural imperfections and patterns in the wood can still be seen if you look closely. The end result of the bleaching process is a beautiful Bulahan White Wood bead that’s perfect for designing a clean and elegant piece of jewelry.
Our 12mm round beads are perfect for mimicking a strand of pearls without the cost. One strand is plenty of beads for a simple bracelet or a small necklace, but you can break the pattern up a bit with tube beads. Each tube is 4x4mm in size and will contour nicely against the smooth, round finish of the spherical white beads. These White Wood beads are also great for breaking up sets of more colorful beads. Our Mandala Sand Painting bracelet
is a great example of injecting some pure, classic white into a cool blue design piece.
Each cut of bleached white wooden beads is available in a 16” strand which is perfect for most jewelry projects on its own, but also provides you with enough material to incorporate into other pieces. The gauge of the bead holes ranges from 0.5mm up to around 3mm in size, giving you plenty of options to match these beautiful White Wood beads with different cord styles. With strands costing $15 or less, adding Bulahan White Wood to your design doesn’t break the bank, either!
What sort of designs have you been creating with our bleached White Wood beads
? Share your pieces in the comments below or on our social media channels!