I purchased this wonderful early brooch at an estate auction. It is designed with plastic beads and leaves that are wired and wrapped. The ruby red beads are faceted; the leaves are molded with vein detail The piece is 4 1/2" long x 3" wide. One of the leaves is a bit floppy, but I note no problems with the wire. Additionally, as shown in the pictures, one leaf has a spot of dark color. Although it has some age, it is a very sparkly piece.