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safety pin bracelet
  • South Africa
  • safety pin bracelet, 2005
  • Where object was made: Cape Town, South Africa
  • metal, beads, elastic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 5.7 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 2 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.022

Bracelet made by stringing a white elastic strip through the tops and bottoms of large metal safety pins that have glass beads strung onto the pointed ends. Both the inside and outside are decorated with beads, making the bracelet reversible. All of the beads on one side are opaque and light green in color, with slight, random variations in the shade of green. All of the beads on the other side are translucent white glass with blue green cores on the inside of the beads.