Olive Wood Beads

A collection of different sizes and shapes of carved Olive wood beads. These beads are all hand made in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.

Olive trees are well known as a source of fruit and oil, but what many people aren't aware is that the wood itself is among the hardiest of all fruit trees. Its fine, closed pore finish and resistance to fungi, disease and fire makes it a versatile wood for kitchen utensils, such as the mortar and pestle, yet also for jewelry craft – namely Olive Wood Beads. The beautiful contrasting blond and brown of the curled grain, coupled with its durability makes olive wood particularly ideal for Rosary Beads, many of which are produced by co-operatives in the ancient city of Bethlehem - presently located within the Palestinian Autonomy in Israel.

Skilled artisans have been producing Olive Wood Beads from the ancient fruit-bearing trees in Bethlehem for over 2,000 years. Most are made by Orthodox families who have developed their knowledge of the ancient wood turning techniques from previous generations. Olive Wood Beads are produced in a wide range of different sizes, however they are almost always oval or spherical in shape owing to their use in traditional Rosaries. Cherry wood beads are often used as 'prayer markers', dividing sections of the beads in accordance with the number of prayers and decades included. Whilst the production of Olive Wood Rosaries is still a thriving industry in Bethlehem, many of the strands exported are very old.

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Olive Wood Carved Beads 8 mm

Olive Wood Carved Beads 8 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Carved Beads 8 mm Model: OWM017 Height or len..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$34 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Carved Oval Beads 9mm

Olive Wood Carved Oval Beads 9mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Carved Oval Beads 9mm Model: OWM002 Height or..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$37 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Carved Round Beads 10 mm

Olive Wood Carved Round Beads 10 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Carved Round Beads 10 mm Model: OWM016 Height..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$40 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Oval Beads 12mm

Olive Wood Oval Beads 12mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Oval Beads 12mm Model: OWM014 Height or lengt..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$30 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Oval Beads 9 mm

Olive Wood Oval Beads 9 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Oval Beads 9 mm Model: OWM015 Height or lengt..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$24 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 10 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 10 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 10 mm Model: OWM010 Height or len..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$24 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 12 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 12 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 12 mm Model: OWM011 Height or len..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$30 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 13 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 13 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 13 mm Model: OWM004 Height or len..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$34 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 15 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 15 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 15 mm Model: OWM012 Height or len..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$46 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 20 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 20 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Carved Beads 20 mm Model: OWM013 Height..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$66 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 4 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 4 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 4 mm Model: OWM003 Height or leng..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$17 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 6 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 6 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 6 mm Model: OWM006 Height or leng..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$18 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 7 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 7 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 7 mm Model: OWM007 Height or leng..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$19 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 8 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 8 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 8 mm Model: OWM008 Height or leng..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$21 per 1000 pieces

Olive Wood Round Beads 9 mm

Olive Wood Round Beads 9 mm

Category: Olive Wood Beads Product name: Olive Wood Round Beads 9 mm Model: OWM009 Height or leng..

Minimum Order Quantity: 5000

$22 per 1000 pieces

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