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The 3/16" diameter heishi is all hand rolled from melon shell and denim lapis stones.
Paula says -
"This 3-strand necklace is simply gorgeous. Wonderful design and meticulous workmanship."
Sterling Silver bead and cone ends with 3" chain.
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...