Cork Mix Necklace
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- Wooden beads with a cork bead feature
- Strung onto a waxed cotton cord
A unique mixture of materials has been used to craft the Cork Mix Necklace. Black cylindrical wooden beads border a cork wrapped feature while a metallic gold bead sits to the side. Strung onto a waxed cotton cord, this necklace is very light to wear and can be adjusted in length depending on your style. Team with black and white pieces for a monochrome look.
Material & Makers Notes
This piece is 100% handmade. Crafted from sustainable plantation timber it is grown, managed, harvested and replanted by the Go Green organisation under the guidance of the DNER. Each bead and piece is hand cut, shaped, dyed and then polished with a natural wax based product. The beads are strung on waxed cotton cord and the finished piece is extremely light. It is handmade in Cebu, Philippines by a family owned workshop called Earthworks who have collaborated with ELK since 2004.
Christine the owner runs an incredible business whose team is made up mostly of women. They have wonderful skills, training and health programs initiatives in place which you can learn more about here.
Size and Fit
Drop: Approximately 41 cm at its longest
Wood, Cork & Metal
Avoid water and other liquids, do not store in direct sunlight. If milky spots or marks appear due to contact with liquid they can be removed and the original appearance restored using ELK's jewellery wax or another suitable natural polish. The metal bead is a metal alloy that contains brass and zinc, however, is nickel free.