- The Originals
One of a Kind piece
Pueblo necklace made of turquoise, shell and black-jet Heishi beads, with five little pendants carved in corn grain shape.
The corn is a very positive element for the Natives as it represents good crop, an essential symbol of life.
Length (including clasps) : 20"
Sterling silver clasp.
The Heishi handcraft is a long and meticulous process: First, rough-cut stones or shells are drilled and then strung on a wire, after which the artist holds both ends of the strand and carefully draws the beads back and forth across a grinding wheel or other rough surface to shape the Heishi beads.
High-quality hand-made Heishi beads should feel uniform and smooth to the touch, such as these ones.
Pueblo, "Kewa": Native tribe of the South-West, notably known for making Heishi beads, little handmade beads in tubular or puck shapes, composed of different materials and stones (turquoise, black-jet, coral and shell).
Proudly handmade in USA.
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