This shows the sterling silver hook clasp on a similar necklace that was made with lighter purple spiny oyster.
Paula says - "Handmade spiny oyster graduated heishi with lots of color variation."
17 14" end to end.
What is heishi?
Heishi means shell and in the past, referred to pieces of shell that have been drilled and hand rolled or ground into bead shapes and strung as necklaces. With the reduced availability of some shell materials, the modern Native American artists also use hand made beads of other natural materials including stones when making heishi necklaces. Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.