Elias Mouawad started his handicraft back in 1972. At the beginning, his work consisted of making genuine leather belts. While he was discovering and improving his skills, the famous Lebanese financial crisis hit the country, leaving the Lebanese Lira without any important value. Facing this problem, Mr. Mouawad had the idea of making key chains and adding to the bottom of each key chain a Lira coin. His key chains were handmade from scratch, using brass as the main material and different kinds of beads that vary from ceramic to glass and different kinds of heavy plastic. In the past five years, new horizons had to be opened; Mr. Mouawad started doing handmade earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces, all with the same material that he had mastered while working on key chains. This time he adds two new metals; stainless steel and copper. In 2010, Mr. Mouawad‚Äôs son joins him to learn his father‚Äôs experience, and help him continue doing all three kinds of crafts hoping that they would pass it to the future generations.