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Hello! I'm Renee♥ As the Bead Diva, I am constantly searching for ways to keep my designs fresh and new in a market that has been around for thousands of years. Jewelry not only completes every woman’s wardrobe, it makes them look and feel beautiful. I've been in the business of making women happy with my jewelry for many years, and this is what inspires me most. Using my talents to do something I love is a privilege. Seeing you wear my jewelry is an honor. I hope that you find something you like because every woman deserves to “Decorate the Diva”!

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  • Born on October 11
  • Joined November 8, 2007

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tagua nuts, acai seeds, gemstones, stones, rocks, pearls, funky glass, vintage glass

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Eco Tagua Nut, Acai Seed, Modern Nature...

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♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ENTER MY SHOP HERE ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
http://www.etsy.com/shop/decoratethediva

Hello! I'm Renee♥ As the Bead Diva, I am constantly searching for ways to keep my designs fresh and new in a market that has been around for thousands of years. Jewelry not only completes every woman’s wardrobe, it makes them look and feel beautiful. I've been in the business of making women happy with my jewelry for many years, and this is what inspires me most. Using my talents to do something I love is a privilege. Seeing you wear my jewelry is an honor. I hope that you find something you like because every woman deserves to “Decorate the Diva”!

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Tagua Nut Information
What do African elephants and the South American rain forest have in common? They are both being eliminated from the face of the earth at an alarming rate. During the past three decades, poachers in search of ivory tusks have decimated large populations of African elephants, some by as much as 50 percent. Bans on international trade of elephant ivory have discouraged the slaughter of elephants, but the demand for polished ivory has pushed the world's largest living land animal to the brink of extinction. Across the Atlantic Ocean, in a land that was once connected to the African continent, another kind of massacre is happening to the rain forest. In Central and South America this destruction amounts to about 50 acres per minute, an area roughly the size of West Virginia each year. Slash and burn agriculture is directly responsible for the extermination of hundreds of plant and animal species each year, largely for plantations of exportable products such as fast-growing pines, rubber, bananas, coffee and cattle. However, there is a glimmer of hope in this modern day battlefield of people against nature: A lovely Amazonian palm might help to save its rain forest relatives and the African elephant. A TAGUA NUT is a seed that comes from the Tagua palm tree (also called ivory nut palm) (Phytelephas Aequatorialis) in Ecuador, South America. The pure cellulose, milky substance inside is edible in liquid or semi-liquid (jello-like) form by people and animals. But once it solidifies in the sun for several months, it is then as hard as ivory (takes a hacksaw to cut) and can be carved. Each fruit pod, is covered in a horned husk, the size of grapefruit or melon, contains 4 or more seeds (or nuts) about the size of a hen's egg. Natives that raise these trees do not cut down the rain forests anymore because these trees are now a source of income. These nuts are hand sliced and dyed. The caramel colored pieces have been briefly deep fried to achieve this color. Often a small spot of brown nut is left on an otherwise all white carving so it is not mistaken for elephant ivory by customs officials. Therefore, the little brown Tagua nut has many advantages over mammal ivory, becoming popular enough to stand on its own. Tagua nuts can be grown and harvested economically, and so art and other items made from Tagua nut are reasonably priced, meaning more people can enjoy their beauty and durability. Tagua nuts are a resource that seems to benefit just about everyone!

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