Tribal African Brass Bead Earrings from Niger
These Brass Earrings are made with sheet metal cut, stamped with a simple design, rolled and tapered.
The way metal smiths from Niger, Central West Africa work brass is traditional, historical and classical. Look closely and see the fine taper and the simple tiny design tapped into them... . Magical and rare, I search for these beads...so hand made, so ethnic. The beads themselves are 1 1/2 inches long, the earrings hang just under two inches below their Sterling Silver lever backs.. (They have to cost more than those with the French hooks but just a little more!)