As an ornament, wooden beads can be useful in a medicinal way also keeping all the other characteristics of the normal especially the glass beads. The medicinal value of the wood from which these beads are formed helps the human beings in multiple ways. They help in maintaining the blood circulation. If used as an ornament, they help in removing the marks around the body part in touch, especially in the case of neck. A wooden beads necklace can be used as an alternative to the glass bead or other types in case if the person wearing them shows any allergic reaction from wearing them.
The wooden beads normally come in only one texture that is brown in color. This gives a great opportunity to the bead workers in making a good and large variety of beads by modifying them. The modifications can be of different types. One way is the painting of beads. Single color beads and multicolor beads with a wide variety of textures are of great attraction around the world. A different approach to this is the use of dyes instead of paints. This makes the beads more natural as the paints being an artificial chemical product may cause allergic reactions in some people. This makes the dye coated beads more popular.
The possibility of applying multiple patterns makes it an economical hobby as the painting in glass beads are more complicated, considering the types of paints used and their application. Based on the creativity of each mind, the beads can attain very attractive patterns.
Rudraksha, the natural beads
The level of creativity is not possible in the case of naturally occurring beads. The only available natural beads, Rudraksha, are considered as the gift of nature. It comes only in one variety and one color. The high demand of Rudraksha beads get enhanced with the different necklaces designed using them.
There is no age bar in using the wooden beads, considering its wide variety of uses. Small children to old age people use them, but their purpose may vary from people to people.
Nowadays, the wooden beads have become the favorite area of Fashion designers as well as jewelry makers. It is a traditional accessory and plays important role in meditation and chanting. Thus it reveals the craft work has a great relation to religion.