Twelve Strand Melon and Olive Shell Necklace



A younger generation of a long-time heishi-making family, Janice is also a valued member of our staff. Here, she offers us this laborious, pre-historic jewelry technique in a contemporary vein. The melon shell and baby olive shell disks range from tiny to minuscule, so the necklace is dainty and ladylike instead of historically correct – that is, chunky and clunky. We are proud and delighted to offer a heishi necklace that we know to be entirely hand made, at a reasonable price, considering the time and lost materials. Every single bead has been cut and polished by the artist. LIght-weight and adaptable, this lovely piece can be worn loosely and draped, or twisted for a more tailored effect. The neutral, 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.

Sterling Silver, Natural Melon Shell,& Olive Shell

Length: 22″