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Handmade spiny oyster beads separated by olive shell heishi and with accents of turquoise.
Has two distinctly different and beautiful sides.
shell heishi finishes off the ends.
A beautiful Spiny Oyster slab set off by two Sterling Silver beads hangs at the center.
Santo Domingo Pueblo artists are famous for their skill in making hand rolled and cut beads known as heishi. Made from shell, turquoise, and other stones, they are painstakingly cut by hand into delicate beads and strung on necklaces.
James Del Coriz and Dolorita G. Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico make jewelry in the traditional Santo Domingo way and use excellent Kingman and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The beads are hand cut and turned and show excellent character and workmanship. Read more about the artists...