Our Hemp Tree of Life Necklace is created using cobra stitch and is adorned with two beads, one on each side of the tree of life pendant. The tree of life is a symbol that has been used in nearly every culture and religion. It symbolizes many things, including wisdom, protection, strength, bounty, beauty and redemption. It is while meditating under a Bodhi tree that Buddha received his enlightenment. No matter your religion or beliefs the tree of life represents a many-branched tree that illustrates the idea that all life on earth is connected.