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red coral heishi finished off
Sterling silver hook and chain is adjustable.
Frank Ortiz - San Felipe
3-Strand Coral Heishi Necklace
Paula says -
"This heishi is sometimes referred to as liquid Coral because of the superb drape. The strands can be layed side by side or slightly twisted for interest."
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.