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Hand-Turned & Carved Hardwood

I hand-turned this large focal/dreadlock bead. "Watermelon" Dyed Hardwood is the piquant white rindy bit that you just have to nibble into to savor one last taste of exquisite sweet redness, tiny black seeds that hide within the spongy goodness, and the unmistakable green and green striped roundness of the whole. Reminiscent of summer, the heat of the day, the warm sunlight filtering through trees in the yard.

About 3/4 inch high, and 14 mm at the widest point. The photo(s) show different sides of the same bead.

These would be fantastic made into a necklace, bracelet, or adding to hand-made cards, or to your knitting, crochet, macrame, or even dreadlocks! Each bead is unique and has a center hole of 7mm, (a little over 1/4"), that runs from top to bottom.

This bead is made from resin-densified laminated wood, and can be immersed in water (for short periods), to no ill effect. (Yes, you can shower with this in your hair!).

My work is 100% guaranteed. Please see my web site (http://www.KatherineKowalski.com) and blog for more about my work and inspiration.


Each item is a unique work of art handcrafted by Katherine Kowalski, a Master Fiber Artist, woodworker, and author. All designs, graphics, text, etc. are copyright © Katherine Kowalski. I'd be delighted if you use these beads in your own creations, and I'd love to see what you make!

***Please note: I've decided to offer non-insured shipping for this item to help keep your cost down. If you want/need insurance, please convo me, and I'll happily send you an invoice. ***

Dreadlock Bead or Wooden Focal Bead -Watermelon- Dyed Hardwood (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, dyed, hardwood, sunlight, heart, breezes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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