Item #894H- Navajo Lion's Paw Shell Turquoise Heishi Necklace by E&M Teller

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Item #894H- Navajo Lion's Paw Shell Turquoise Heishi Necklace by E&M Teller

379.95
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NEW! Beautiful Lions Paw, turquoise, and shell heishi strung necklace by Mary Teller. The necklace highlights on the lions paw teardrop cut shells that gradually increase in size from both ends to the center. The lions paw shell is very similar to spiny oyster and is often confused for orange or purple spiny oyster. Each teardrop cut slab is mainly orange with white on one side and on the opposite side also includes purple color mixed with orange and white. Between each lions paw shell is a round cut turquoise disc bead which appears to be from either the Royston or Lone Mountain Mines with small shell heishi beads on both sides of the turquoise bead. This pattern runs through mostly the whole necklace with exception of 2” strands of shell heishi on each end with a single coral heishi bead in the center of the 2” ends. The artist finishes each end of the necklace with with two (2) handmade small silver pillow beads and handmade decorative stamped shepherds hooks. Being sterling silver the hooks can be squeezed closed to assure not sliding open while wearing until you physically open the hook back open to remove the necklace.

The beautiful beaded necklace measures 22 1/4” long end to end with a wearable length of 12” measured down one side from clasp to bottom of the teardrop lions paw bead in center of necklace. The lions paw teardrops measure between 3/4” by 7/16” up to 1 1/16” by 3/4” with the turquoise rounded disc beads measuring 6-7mm. The small silver pillow beads measure 5-6mm and all of the necklace has been strung on nylon coated beading wire. Made by Navajo artist and silversmith Mary Teller. Beautiful colorful necklace that can be worn with many casual coordinated outfits! $379.95