Each piece of Nature's Jewelry by Joe is individually created from the wood of fallen trees, most of them native to Indiana. The wood must be aged, and the best is spalted (partially decomposed), so the unique characteristics of the wood become more visible. Grain lines and even weak spots become 'beauty marks' as Joe highlights them with embedded minerals like turquoise, coral, and bronze. Pendants are finished and wearable on both sides, which are usually different, resulting in two pieces of jewelry in one. They feature a soft cord with a sliding bead that makes them completely adjustable. Earrings are also finished on both sides and all earring findings are surgical steel.The jewelry is covered with a waterproof finish.