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SPINY OYSTER & OLIVE SHELL NECKLACE BY LENORE AND OWEN CHEYKAYCHI

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Fabulous combination of colors.  Santo Domingo/Hopi artists, Lenore and Owen Cheykaychi created this necklace out of spiny oyster and olive shell heishi.  Traditionally made by hand cutting, drilling, rolling, and stringing.  Three beautiful strands arethen finished off with a sterling silver clasp and cones.  A unique statement piece that you will enjoy for many years.

Beads are about 3/8″ wide,

Heishi beads are about 1/8″ wide
18” long with an extender that can add length up to 20 1/2″ long
Santo Domingo artists are known for their heishi.  The word “heishi means “shell” in the Keresan language.  Traditionally Santo Domingo jewelry makers created their heishi jewelry out of shell.  The shell is hand cut into a flat disc.  Today, other stones that Santo Domingo artists cut in this manner, are also referred to as heishi.  With modern tools and innovations, artists can create different styles of beads and use different gemstones like turquoise, coral, jet, serpentine, and spiny oyster.
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Weight .5 lbs
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