Green Clover Seed Beaded Portugese Cork Leather Bracelet
The Green Clover peyote bead woven bangle has an inspiring alluring color of greenery that is around us. The design has 3 shades of green with silver-lined crystal, galvanized gold and matte black glass seed beads. All premium glass beads are by Miyuki, all combined together with a strong gunmetal magnetic clasp and gunmetal spacers to enhance the design. The gunmetal components are lead & nickel free. The band is Portuguese cork wrapped around a solid leather core. All of my patterns are…
Brooch Date: 18th century Culture: Portuguese Medium: Silver, diamonds Dimensions: 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 in. (6.7 x 6.7 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Jewelry Credit Line: Gift of Marguerite McBey, 1980 Accession Number: 1980.343.17
Inventive Trash Sculptures of Animals Art can draw its inspiration from any type of materials as demonstrated by the creations of the Portuguese artist Bordalo II. In order to create his inspiring and surprising sculptures he visits abandoned factories and junk yards before assembling his finds and covering them with a good layer of paint. An artistic process that gives birth to foxes pelicans and pink flamingos which is mainly created to raise awareness among citizens about our excessive…
The World's Oldest, Largest Cork Tree - The Whistler Tree
The world’s largest cork tree, Alentejo - Portugal. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.
How the Cork Is Stripped from the Tree Cork trees live 150 to 250 years. Harvest starts when the tree is 25 years old and there is a 9 year interval between harvests from a cork tree. Only 50% of the bark is removed from a tree with a harvest.