Each of these brass bullet shell earrings incorporates an upcycled vintage red and gold oriental looking porcelain bead. A brass bead at the top and bottom complete the simple symmetry. The .380 caliber bullet casings are unused and have never had gunpowder in them. They are shorter and lighter than standard 38 special casings. Ten small holes have been drilled into the bullet casing and the bottom edges scalloped. A wire runs through the bead and bullet casing and secures everything to the brass hanger. At first glance the earrings look like old fashioned lipstick cases. Earring body measures 1.25". Very chic looking.