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15- Strand Jet and Shell Necklace


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Like the night sky punctuated with stars, this lustrous black necklace is darkly beautiful. Santo Domingo Pueblo (now known as KeWa) has been famous for its lapidary necklaces for decades; actually, centuries. Janice is one of our own staff members, and comes from a family of long-time heishi makers.(She makes her beautiful jewelry in her spare time!) This 15-strand necklace is traditional in style and materials, but contemporary in the refinement of the work and the arrangement of the accents. Painstakingly hand made, Janice has used all natural materials in this compellingly attractive necklace. In the process of making heishi, there is a great deal of material lost while forming the tiny beads. This necklace is a pleasure to wear since jet is featherweight and the shell fragments are, also. Even though it contains fifteen strands, the slender size of the jet beads keeps it looking trim.The necklace drapes like fabric; wear it loose and draped, or twist it for a slightly shorter length and a more tailored look. And it is so versatile – the neutral shells and black go with everything. Wear it alone or layer it with other necklaces, this is one of the most wearable kinds of jewelry. You will find it goes to work, and plays well, too. It is so comfy, you’ll forget you are wearing it, so be sure to take it off before you shower!

Sterling Silver, Jet, Olive shell, Clam shell, Mother of Pearl

Length: 26″