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15-Strand Clam Shell & Coral Heishi Necklace


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A younger generation of a long-time heishi-making family, Janice works in this laborious, pre-historic jewelry technique, creating designs in a contemporary vein. The hand-cut, drilled, and polished clamshell disks are tiny, so the necklace is dainty and ladylike instead of historically correct – that is, chunky and clunky – despite the number of strands. Deep red natural coral adds sparks of rich color. Every single bead has been hand made, by the artist. Light-weight and adaptable, this lovely piece can be worn loosely and draped, or twisted for a more tailored effect. The crisp, natural palette is also adaptable; it will look just as good with summer linen as winter wool, autumn tweed, or spring cottons. A necklace for all seasons!

Natural White Clam Shell and Coral, Sterling Silver

Length: 22 3/4″