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A substantial necklace that would be suitable for a man or woman.
The heishi beads are 1/2" for most of the necklace but taper to 1/2" at the clasp for a more comfortable fit.
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.