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This handmade heishi necklace has brilliant white clam shell in the center with turquoise accents on the sides.
Center heishi is 3/8" diameter.
Example of sterling silver bead ends.
and Doris Coriz
Paula says -
"This is a lively, bright necklace - the contrast of the white clam shell and the green turquoise is just perfect ! You can't help but smile when you wear this one!"
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...