Our Red Lip Shell Heishi - Plain, 2-3 mm and 4-5 mm, is temporarily strung on strands that are are 24" long. Red Lip Shell Heishi features concentric shades of red banding throughout and a nice, shiny, polished finish. Graduated widths of Melon Shell Heishi are NOT available, but this size is available in other types of shell. See related items below).
Heishi are the simple yet elegant wafer-like tubular beads which have been used in the jewelry of many cultures from ancient Egypt to the American Southwest. In the Santo Domingo Pueblo of New Mexico the art and craft of heishi making reached its highest form of refinement. Crazy Crow Trading Post's shell heishi is a fine, imported product that should never be confused for the more expensive hand-crafted shell and stone heishi of Native Americans.
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