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Company Focus: Since childhood, I have shown both talent and interest in arts and crafts. I have practiced embroidery, sewing, painting on silk, and weaving and attended several courses in the fields of handicrafts, manuscript restoration, design, and marketing. This talent has often materialised through special and distinctive pieces of art.
It was not until March 2005 that I decided to focus my talents on silver designing. My creativity and innovation were provoked after joining a silver-casting jewellery course at Al-Kahf Arts and Crafts workshop, which belongs to the International Center of Bethlehem (ICB). A few months later, I joined another course that focused on hand techniques. Continuous success has made me more attached to this new talent and more determined than ever to transform this interest in silver designing and production into a real career. I am now one of the most famous silver designers and producers in the West Bank.
I have learned to cast original silver pieces that are duplicates of original olive leaves taken fresh from the tree at the ICB. In the Palestinian context, the olive leaf is a symbol for peace, rootedness, and belonging. Each silver piece is unique as there are no duplicates in nature.
From the beginning, I have taken most of my inspiration from olive leaves and created many designs for pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, brooches, key chains, and other types of accessories. I cast olive leaves and combine them with beads, semi-precious stones, and olive pits to make them fashionable and stylish.
Nature has always inspired me to produce new designs. The oak leaf was the theme of her second collection.
The oak and olive trees are an icon of life and wisdom. They secures food, narrate stories, represent longevity, symbolise beauty, signify spirituality, and suggest sanctuary. The idea behind the creation of jewellery from silver-cast oak and olive leaves is to praise those trees, which are mentioned several times in the Bible, as they glorify the magnificent landscape of the Holy Land.
The oak and olive trees are an icon of life and wisdom. They secure food, narrate stories, represent longevity, symbolise beauty, signify spirituality, and suggest sanctuary. The idea behind the creation of jewellery from silver-cast oak and olive leaves is to praise those trees, which are mentioned several times in the Bible, as they glorify the magnificent landscape of the Holy Land.
Contact Name: Nadia Abughattas
Address: P.O.Box 31, Almadares Street 123, Beit Jala, Governorate of Bethlehem +972, Palestinian territories
Export Experience: Beginner
Production Capacity: 1000 pieces
Skills: Silver casting, a good sense of art and design
Price Point: FOB $20-$150
Lead Times: Orders filled on a monthly basis
# of Producers/Artisans: 4
Terms & Conditions:
We require an official purchase order, a signed pro forma invoice, 50% deposit before production begins, and 50% upon completion. Shipments are FOB and buyer is responsible for arranging and paying for shipping unless otherwise negotiated.