10 strand necklace that is so striking in color,
The necklace can be worn 20-30 inches long because of the traditional tie ends.
Made of purple Spiny Oyster with Turquoise, Acoma Jet, Orange Spiny Oyster, Lapis Lazuli and with tiny Penn Shell heishi in between each stone.
The ends of each strand are finished with baby Pen Shell heishi and then into braided and waxed ends that are tied in the traditional manner.
What is heishi?
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. All About Heishi.