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Earrings Kate's Collection Dutch Doughnuts Dogon Annular Bead Earings


I have kept one each of many designs I was not only making, but actually taking orders on for boutiques! Imagine the amount of different materials and beads I had to have at hand to make some of these earrings... These are late 1800s to early 1900s Dutch glass beads, each one carefully made. Known to have been traded in quantities to the Dogon people on the West Coast of Africa. The copper hishi come from Kenya and the rest is Sterling Silver. I don't think I will be making earrings like this any more. I had no idea I would ever be a glass bead maker back then...

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