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Rosita Bonita

B O N I T A . B A N A N A . N E C K L A C E

B O N I T A . B A N A N A . N E C K L A C E

Regular price $148.00 USD
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* * * Please note all items are lovingly handmade to order. Please allow 2 weeks for this to be post-ready * * *  

Bunches of bonita bananas in collaged yellow & blue leathers are printed with streaks of shiny eye-catching gold. This show-stopper of a necklace mixes three bunches of bananas with a selection of mother of pearl, glass & chalcedony beads, reminiscent of cartoon eyes, in a joyous jangle of charms.

Created especially for a cultural exchange pop-up event in Hankyu Department Store, Osaka, this mini collection was designed in response to an "identity box' sent to me by my exchange partner, Japanese fashion brand RBTCXO. Amongst the pile of objects & ephemera in the box was a small dried pomegranate, a large stuffed patchwork banana, an iridescent vinyl wristband, some monochrome drawings of birds and a bag of assorted googly eyes. Though literally a mixed bag of components, I translated these motifs in to a collection of enchanted fruit adornments in a classic Rosita Bonita mould, but incorporated new-to-me materials to reflect RBTXCO's playful and textural designs. Natural meets unnatural, soft meets hard, matt meets high shine, beauty meets humour and tradition meets the future.

Each bunch 32 x 34mm, 5mm thick. Necklace 41cm long. Approx 18g 

Leather, gold plated brass chain, mother of pearl, glass & chalcedony beads.

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Care Instructions

Each piece of Rosita Bonita jewellery is handmade with much love and care, and we want it to stay looking it’s very best for you.

To help with this please take care to avoid getting your jewels wet, and limit exposure to moisturisers and perfumes.

Keep them in their original packaging when you’re not wearing them, especially if you are lucky enough to live in a hot & humid environment.

This applies to all pieces - whether Leather, Plant Based, or Gold Vermeil.

The chains & findings we use on all leather & plant-based pieces are gold plated and will lose their shiny plating with wear. If at any point you would like these to be renewed, or if your pieces become damaged, they can usually be returned for repair for a small fee, but please do contact us first.

We hope you and your new rosita bonita jewellery will be very happy together.

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