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Sep 4, 2015

by Christine Hornicke

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi! My name is Christine, and I’m the head and the hands behind Gudbling. I create sensual statement jewelry with a textile touch in Berlin, Germany.

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Life’s not always a straight road, and I must admit that I never thought to become a jewelry designer. I studied graphic design, then spent five years working as a travel agent in Hamburg. During that time I felt unfulfilled, and I dreamed of selling my own handmade goods. In 2010, I decided to turn my life around, and I relocated to Berlin to start over. As it turns out, one of my first friends here works as a fashion designer, and she invited me to share her studio space. I instantly fell in love with all of her colorful scraps of leftover cloth. That’s when I got the idea to make fabric jewelry.

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I’m an introvert, but my jewelry is not. This outlet gives me the opportunity to express my feelings. After all the years I spent working a corporate job and being told what to do, I wanted to create something meaningful by my own standards. As much as I’m inspired by traditional folk and tribal art, I’m also inspired by my own personal development. Growing up, you try to get to know yourself; for me, I found that knowing who I am also means embracing that I’m changing all the time. That’s what statement jewelry is about: it gives you the possibility to explore yourself, and you’re allowed to be bold or reserved, colorful or monochrome. You can reinvent yourself, and whatever you’re feeling, the jewelry can reflect that.

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I’m a completely self-taught jewelry designer – I don’t have any training, and I’ve never taken any classes. I learned how to crochet from my mother, and aside from that, I just have this urge to create something with whatever is lying around. When I work, I hardly ever make a sketch of what I want to create – after all, fabric is quite unpredictable! Instead, I spend a significant amount of time figuring out how to get the perfect combination of thread, jersey, chains and beads; I often use crochet techniques to create designs that will fit nicely around the neck or wrist, while still being comfortable and durable. It’s not just about the looks – the fit is also important.

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To me, Etsy means community. Moving to Berlin all alone wasn’t easy: I was a total newbie to both self-employment and the city. When I was looking for connection, guidance and inspiration, I was lucky to find the Etsy Berlin Street Team. There, I found many like-minded souls – some of whom have become dear friends. I honestly think I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. My plans for the future are to continue broadening my artisanal skills and refine my work. I want to offer my customers a unique experience along with unique products.

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Main image by Detlef Honigstein; maker and studio photographs by Gudbling and Alex Bender.

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Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with White Turquoise, Black and White Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with White Turquoise, Black and White Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
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$25.72 USD
Pink Tassel Earrings, Boho Fan Earrings, Old Rose Fringe Earrings, Bohemian Bride Earrings, Hippie Statement Earrings, Clip On Chandeliers
Pink Tassel Earrings, Boho Fan Earrings, Old Rose Fringe Earrings, Bohemian Bride Earrings, Hippie Statement Earrings, Clip On Chandeliers
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$45.59 USD
Abstract Earrings, Arc Earrings, Brass Jewelry, Modern Jewelry, Horseshoe Earrings, Minimal Jewelry, Geometric Earrings, Boho Jewelry
Abstract Earrings, Arc Earrings, Brass Jewelry, Modern Jewelry, Horseshoe Earrings, Minimal Jewelry, Geometric Earrings, Boho Jewelry
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$45.59 USD
Freshwater Pearl Threader Earrings, Dainty Pearl Earring, Minimalistic Jewelry
Freshwater Pearl Threader Earrings, Dainty Pearl Earring, Minimalistic Jewelry
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$28.06 USD
White Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Chandeliers, Hippie Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, Boho Bride, Wedding Earrings, Boho Wedding
White Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Chandeliers, Hippie Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, Boho Bride, Wedding Earrings, Boho Wedding
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$45.59 USD
Abstract Mother of Pearl Earrings, Minimal Brass Jewelry, Geometric Design
Abstract Mother of Pearl Earrings, Minimal Brass Jewelry, Geometric Design
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$22.21 USD
Layer Bracelet, Wrap Bracelet, Patterned Bracelet, Fabric Bracelet, Jersey Bracelet, Boho Bracelet, Auburn Bracelet, Autumn Bracelet
Layer Bracelet, Wrap Bracelet, Patterned Bracelet, Fabric Bracelet, Jersey Bracelet, Boho Bracelet, Auburn Bracelet, Autumn Bracelet
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$30.40 USD
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Turquoise, Light Blue Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic Silver Plated Brass Earrings, Gold Plated Hoops
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Turquoise, Light Blue Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic Silver Plated Brass Earrings, Gold Plated Hoops
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$28.06 USD
Agate Earrings, Arc Earrings, Brass Jewelry, Dainty Earrings, Beaded Earrings, Boho Jewelry, Minimal Jewellery
Agate Earrings, Arc Earrings, Brass Jewelry, Dainty Earrings, Beaded Earrings, Boho Jewelry, Minimal Jewellery
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$22.21 USD
Minimalist Threader Earrings, Dainty Disc Earring, Minimalistic Jewelry, Chain Earrings with Circle Pendant
Minimalist Threader Earrings, Dainty Disc Earring, Minimalistic Jewelry, Chain Earrings with Circle Pendant
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$25.72 USD
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Amazonite, Light Turquoise Gemstone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Amazonite, Light Turquoise Gemstone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
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$25.72 USD
Mother of Pearl Threader Earrings, Chain Earrings with Circle Pendant, Shell Jewelry, Ibiza Beach Earrings
Mother of Pearl Threader Earrings, Chain Earrings with Circle Pendant, Shell Jewelry, Ibiza Beach Earrings
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$25.72 USD
Rope Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Nautical Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Bridesmaid Jewelry, Maritime Jewelry, Rope Earring, Fringe Earrings
Rope Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Nautical Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Bridesmaid Jewelry, Maritime Jewelry, Rope Earring, Fringe Earrings
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$33.90 USD
Pink Opal Bracelet, Gold Plated Boho Brass Bracelet, Minimal Friendship Jewelry,
Pink Opal Bracelet, Gold Plated Boho Brass Bracelet, Minimal Friendship Jewelry,
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$37.41 USD
Long Geometric Brass Earrings with Fresh Water Pearls, Abstract Jewelry
Long Geometric Brass Earrings with Fresh Water Pearls, Abstract Jewelry
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$37.41 USD
Black Tassel Earrings, Arch Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Tassle Earrings, Boho Jewelry, Fan Earrings, Black Statement Earrings, Clip On
Black Tassel Earrings, Arch Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Tassle Earrings, Boho Jewelry, Fan Earrings, Black Statement Earrings, Clip On
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$33.90 USD
Tassle Earrings, Yellow Chandeliers, Bohemian Earring, Fringe Earrings, Fabric Earring, Tassel Jewelry, Hippie Jewelry, Pom Pom Earrings
Tassle Earrings, Yellow Chandeliers, Bohemian Earring, Fringe Earrings, Fabric Earring, Tassel Jewelry, Hippie Jewelry, Pom Pom Earrings
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$33.90 USD
Rose Quartz Earrings, Gemstone Earrings, Gray Earrings, Beaded Earrings, Drop Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Gift for Her, Tassel Earrings
Rose Quartz Earrings, Gemstone Earrings, Gray Earrings, Beaded Earrings, Drop Earrings, Dangle Earrings, Gift for Her, Tassel Earrings
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$33.90 USD
Surfer Bracelet, Hippie Style, Crochet Bracelet, Boho Bracelet, Friendship Bracelet, Woven Bracelet, Colorful Bracelet, Ibiza Jewelry,
Surfer Bracelet, Hippie Style, Crochet Bracelet, Boho Bracelet, Friendship Bracelet, Woven Bracelet, Colorful Bracelet, Ibiza Jewelry,
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$33.90 USD
Crochet Bracelet, Hippie Jewelry, Friendship Bracelet, Colorful Boho Bracelet, Surfer Jewelry, Woven Bracelet
Crochet Bracelet, Hippie Jewelry, Friendship Bracelet, Colorful Boho Bracelet, Surfer Jewelry, Woven Bracelet
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$33.90 USD
Minimalistic Brass Earrings with Metal Beads, Abstract Jewelry, Golden Earposts
Minimalistic Brass Earrings with Metal Beads, Abstract Jewelry, Golden Earposts
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$22.21 USD
Boho Cord Bracelet, Friendship Rope Bracelet, Casual Bracelet, Tassel Bracelet, Hippie Bracelet, Ibiza Style
Boho Cord Bracelet, Friendship Rope Bracelet, Casual Bracelet, Tassel Bracelet, Hippie Bracelet, Ibiza Style
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$22.21 USD
Keshi Pearl Earrings, Creole Earrings with Natural Pearl, Modern Boho Jewelry, Gift for Mother
Keshi Pearl Earrings, Creole Earrings with Natural Pearl, Modern Boho Jewelry, Gift for Mother
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$40.92 USD
Abstract Copper Earrings, Monstera Plant Inspired Statement Earrings with Gold Plated Brass Posts, Minimalist Jewelry
Abstract Copper Earrings, Monstera Plant Inspired Statement Earrings with Gold Plated Brass Posts, Minimalist Jewelry
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$42.09 USD
Rope Bracelet, Brown Cord Bracelet, Nautical Bracelet, Unisex Bracelet, Maritime Bracelet, Christmas Gift Idea, Friendship Bracelet
Rope Bracelet, Brown Cord Bracelet, Nautical Bracelet, Unisex Bracelet, Maritime Bracelet, Christmas Gift Idea, Friendship Bracelet
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$22.21 USD
Long Tassel Earrings, Boho Vicose Fringe on Gold Plated Brass Posts with, Hippie Bride Jewelry, Modern Abstract
Long Tassel Earrings, Boho Vicose Fringe on Gold Plated Brass Posts with, Hippie Bride Jewelry, Modern Abstract
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$33.90 USD
Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Earrings, Pom Pom Earrings, Bohemian Wedding Jewelry, Chandelier Earrings, Long Clip On Earrings
Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Earrings, Pom Pom Earrings, Bohemian Wedding Jewelry, Chandelier Earrings, Long Clip On Earrings
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$45.59 USD
OOAK Necklace with Amazonite Disc and Hammered Brass Arc, Mojo Necklace with Good Luck Charm, Boho Cord Necklace
OOAK Necklace with Amazonite Disc and Hammered Brass Arc, Mojo Necklace with Good Luck Charm, Boho Cord Necklace
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$57.28 USD
Dark Green Tassel Earrings with Rose Quartz Bead, Large Boho Chandelier Earrings
Dark Green Tassel Earrings with Rose Quartz Bead, Large Boho Chandelier Earrings
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$45.59 USD
Black Fan Earrings, Boho Tassel Earrings, Large Fringe Earrings, Black Dress Earrings, Gift for Christmas, Hippie Statement Earrings
Black Fan Earrings, Boho Tassel Earrings, Large Fringe Earrings, Black Dress Earrings, Gift for Christmas, Hippie Statement Earrings
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$45.59 USD
White Tassel Necklace, Long Fan Necklace, Off White Fringe Necklace, Tassel Rope Necklace, Boho Cord Necklace, Neutral Color Necklace
White Tassel Necklace, Long Fan Necklace, Off White Fringe Necklace, Tassel Rope Necklace, Boho Cord Necklace, Neutral Color Necklace
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$45.59 USD
Rope Bracelet, Grey Cord Bracelet, Nautical Jewelry, Old Gold Chain and Hand Dyed Cotton Rope, Casual Bracelet, Layer Bracelet
Rope Bracelet, Grey Cord Bracelet, Nautical Jewelry, Old Gold Chain and Hand Dyed Cotton Rope, Casual Bracelet, Layer Bracelet
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$22.21 USD
Short Turquoise Seed Bead Choker with Vintage Coin Beads, Layered Hippie Necklace with Repurposed Brass Pendants, Reclaimed Boho Jewelry
Short Turquoise Seed Bead Choker with Vintage Coin Beads, Layered Hippie Necklace with Repurposed Brass Pendants, Reclaimed Boho Jewelry
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$45.59 USD
OOAK Dark Grey Cord Necklace with Dark Blue Agate, Hand Dyed Rope with Natural Stone Pendant, Short Necklace with Blue Stone
OOAK Dark Grey Cord Necklace with Dark Blue Agate, Hand Dyed Rope with Natural Stone Pendant, Short Necklace with Blue Stone
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$33.90 USD
OOAK Long Rope Necklace with White Crystal Agate, Druzy Pendant on Hand Dyed Cord, Natural Stone Jewelry
OOAK Long Rope Necklace with White Crystal Agate, Druzy Pendant on Hand Dyed Cord, Natural Stone Jewelry
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$45.59 USD
Pink Agate Necklace, Long Rope Necklace with Gemstone Bead and Brass Tube, White Tassel Necklace, Cotton Cord Necklace
Pink Agate Necklace, Long Rope Necklace with Gemstone Bead and Brass Tube, White Tassel Necklace, Cotton Cord Necklace
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$57.28 USD
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Malachite, Green Gemstone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Malachite, Green Gemstone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings
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$28.06 USD
Amazonite Earrings, White Tassel Earrings, Bridal Jewelry, Shoulder Duster Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Pompom Earrings, Tassle Jewelry
Amazonite Earrings, White Tassel Earrings, Bridal Jewelry, Shoulder Duster Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Pompom Earrings, Tassle Jewelry
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$29.23 USD
Sunstone Earrings, Beaded Brass Fringe Earrings, Minimalist Jewelry, Bridesmaid Earrings
Sunstone Earrings, Beaded Brass Fringe Earrings, Minimalist Jewelry, Bridesmaid Earrings
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$33.90 USD
Beaded Brass Earrings with Turquoise, Abstract Modern Jewelry, Hammered Brass Hoop Earrings with Gemstone Beads
Beaded Brass Earrings with Turquoise, Abstract Modern Jewelry, Hammered Brass Hoop Earrings with Gemstone Beads
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$45.59 USD
Brass Bar Necklace, Long Necklace, Minimal Jewelry, Abstract Necklace, Amazonite Necklace, Modern Jewelry, Gift for Her, Christmas Gift
Brass Bar Necklace, Long Necklace, Minimal Jewelry, Abstract Necklace, Amazonite Necklace, Modern Jewelry, Gift for Her, Christmas Gift
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$33.90 USD
OOAK Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Repurposed Pink Seashell, Nautical Creole Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
OOAK Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Repurposed Pink Seashell, Nautical Creole Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
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$40.92 USD
OOAK Gold Plated Earposts with Pink Seashell, Reclaimed Nautical Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
OOAK Gold Plated Earposts with Pink Seashell, Reclaimed Nautical Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
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$33.90 USD
OOAK Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Striped Shell, Nautical Creole Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
OOAK Gold Plated Hoop Earrings with Striped Shell, Nautical Creole Earrings, Maritime Jewelry, Modern Boho
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$33.90 USD
Short Seed Bead Necklace with Keshi Pearl, Natural Stone Choker, Boho Bridal Jewelry, White Surfer Necklace
Short Seed Bead Necklace with Keshi Pearl, Natural Stone Choker, Boho Bridal Jewelry, White Surfer Necklace
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$40.92 USD
Hoop Earrings with blush Jasper beads and Seashells, Maritime Creole Earrings with Hammered Brass and Natural Stone, Boho Statement Jewelry
Hoop Earrings with blush Jasper beads and Seashells, Maritime Creole Earrings with Hammered Brass and Natural Stone, Boho Statement Jewelry
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$45.59 USD
Long Agate Necklace with Good Luck Charm, OOAK Natural Stone and Rope Necklace, Boho Jewelry with Gemstone
Long Agate Necklace with Good Luck Charm, OOAK Natural Stone and Rope Necklace, Boho Jewelry with Gemstone
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$57.28 USD
Grey Crackle Agate Necklace with Hammered Brass Horseshoe Pendant, OOAK Jewelry, Gemstone Necklace on Hand Dyed Cord
Grey Crackle Agate Necklace with Hammered Brass Horseshoe Pendant, OOAK Jewelry, Gemstone Necklace on Hand Dyed Cord
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$57.28 USD
Boho Necklace, Rope Necklace, Statement Necklace, Cord Necklace, Long Necklace, OOAK Necklace, Hippie Necklace
Boho Necklace, Rope Necklace, Statement Necklace, Cord Necklace, Long Necklace, OOAK Necklace, Hippie Necklace
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$68.97 USD
Yellow Tassel Earrings, Sunflower Fan Earrings, Boho Fringe Earrings, Chunky Hippie Earrings, Large Earrings, Shoulder Duster Earrings
Yellow Tassel Earrings, Sunflower Fan Earrings, Boho Fringe Earrings, Chunky Hippie Earrings, Large Earrings, Shoulder Duster Earrings
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$45.59 USD
Short Hippie Necklace, Crochet Statement Jewelry in Blue and Bordeaux Red
Short Hippie Necklace, Crochet Statement Jewelry in Blue and Bordeaux Red
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$80.66 USD
Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings with Iridescent Blue Glass Beads and Hand Dyed Cotton Tassels, Limited Edition
Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings with Iridescent Blue Glass Beads and Hand Dyed Cotton Tassels, Limited Edition
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$29.23 USD
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Turquoise, Light Blue Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings, Silver Plated Hoops
Dainty Creole Hoop Earrings with Turquoise, Light Blue Natural Stone Hoops, Minimalistic 18k Plated Brass Earrings, Silver Plated Hoops
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$28.06 USD
Large Cobalt Blue Boho Chandelier Earrings, Bright Blue Tassel Earrings with Rose Quartz Bead
Large Cobalt Blue Boho Chandelier Earrings, Bright Blue Tassel Earrings with Rose Quartz Bead
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$45.59 USD
Purple Fringe Statement Earrings with Zebra Jasper Beads and Gold Plated Earposts, Long Tassel Earrings with Gemstone Beads
Purple Fringe Statement Earrings with Zebra Jasper Beads and Gold Plated Earposts, Long Tassel Earrings with Gemstone Beads
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$57.28 USD
Mauve Boho Bracelet, Stacking Bracelet, Fabric Jewelry, Tassle Bracelet, Tassel Accessory, Statement Bracelet, Textile Bracelet
Mauve Boho Bracelet, Stacking Bracelet, Fabric Jewelry, Tassle Bracelet, Tassel Accessory, Statement Bracelet, Textile Bracelet
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$28.06 USD
Tassel Earrings, Statement Earrings, Wedding Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Earrings for Bridesmaid, Boho Chandeliers, Clip On Earrings
Tassel Earrings, Statement Earrings, Wedding Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Earrings for Bridesmaid, Boho Chandeliers, Clip On Earrings
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$45.59 USD
Statement Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Rope Earrings, Drop Earrings, Boho Wedding, Clip On
Statement Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Fringe Earrings, Boho Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Rope Earrings, Drop Earrings, Boho Wedding, Clip On
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$33.90 USD
Fan Earrings, Raffia Chandeliers, Bohemian Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, Hippie Wedding, Pastel Earrings
Fan Earrings, Raffia Chandeliers, Bohemian Earrings, Tassel Earrings, Fabric Earrings, Wedding Jewelry, Hippie Wedding, Pastel Earrings
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$45.59 USD
Dark Grey Tassel Earrings, Rope Earrings, Hippie Earrings, Bohemian Chandeliers, Statement Earrings, Folk Earrings, Anthracite Earrings
Dark Grey Tassel Earrings, Rope Earrings, Hippie Earrings, Bohemian Chandeliers, Statement Earrings, Folk Earrings, Anthracite Earrings
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$33.90 USD

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