Sterling Silver Navajo Pearls Seed Bead Necklace

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Jeffrey Nelson - Hand Made Navajo Sterling Silver
Seed Bead Necklace
HK Item #BD784

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  Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry | Sterling Silver Navajo Pearls bead necklace

Length
20 1/4"
Bead Diameter
8 mm
Weight
57 grams
Hallmark
J. Nelson Sterling (stamped in script on cones)
Artist
Jeffrey Nelson, Navajo

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry | Sterling Silver Navajo Pearls bead necklace

These are hand made smooth 8mm Navajo beads. Each bead is hand drawn, punched (holes), polished, then hand soldered and hand strung on a chain.

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry | Sterling Silver Navajo Pearls bead necklace

The beads are smooth, all 8mm, not graduated.

Jeffrey Nelson- Navajo Sterling Silver
Seed Bead Necklace - 8mm

#BD784
$420
plus s/h

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Paula says - "Navajo Pearls are getting harder and harder to find and I don't know if I'll be able to get any more when these sell - so here's your chance!"

Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry | Sterling Silver Navajo Pearls bead necklace

 

Bead Size Equivalents
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
6
1/4
13
1/2
22
7/8
7
9/32
14
9/16
25
1
8
5/16
15
37/64
32
1 1/4
9
3/8
16
5/8
38
1 1/2
10
25/64
17
21/32
45
1 3/4
11
27/64
18
45/64
51
2
12
15/32
19
3/4

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Excerpt from Paula's blog:

"Navajo Pearls
Everything You Need to Know About Sterling Silver Native American Beads"

Authentic Native American sterling silver Navajo Pearl beads are getting more difficult to find as they are very labor intensive to make. There are many sterling silver bead necklaces available but if you want Native American handmade Navajo Pearls, it will help to know more about them before you buy.

How Navajo Pearls are Made

Handmade (hand made) beads are very labor intensive, being entirely hand crafted: cutting, stamping, dapping, drilling, soldering, filing, polishing, stringing is all done by hand. Because each bead is made individually, there might be slight variations from bead to bead.
Bench made Beads (Bench Beads) start with some machine cut pieces, which are then soldered. The seam is usually fairly prominent.

Graduated beads usually consist of 5 sizes of beads. There is often one large bead at the center and the others graduate smaller from the center toward the ends.

Most Navajo Pearls are strung on foxtail, which is a strong woven silver cord that can be sterling silver, nickel or other metals.

Weight of Sterling Silver Beads

The final weight of a necklace depends on the gauge, or thickness, of the sterling silver sheet that is used to make the beads. Weight affects drape - a heavier necklace often hangs with a smoother shape than a lighter one.

Choosing a Length of Navajo Pearls

A choker is a small necklace that fits comfortably around the neck and is perfect for peeking out from underneath an open collared shirt or displayed openly when wearing a tank top, a V-neck tee shirt or halter top. Most women wear a choker size 16-19”. Chokers are ideal for use with pendants. Navajo pearls in the 19-22 inch range are great for wearing over a collared shirt, a sweater or a turtleneck – the added length gives the space need for over-the-clothing use.Longer necklaces, those up to 28 inches in length can be used alone or in combination with fetish, heishi or squash blossom necklaces.

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