earring

An earring formed of coloured beads threaded onto wire, to create an ornate shape. The beads are mostly small, and are blue, white, red, orange and green in colour. Larger red black and yellow beads form a line down the centre of the earring, and there are two cream buttons positioned on top of these. The earring has a protrusion at the side of blue and red beads threaded onto a wire, and at the end of this beads on thread dangle down.

Collection Information

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