Heishi

Heishi jewelry is created by Santo Domingo and San Felipe Pueblo Indians from New-Mexico in the south-west of the USA. They are crafted from stringing precisely shaped shell and hard stone beads in which a tight fitting hole is drilled.
Heishi Shell, Turquoise, Coral, Jet, & Silver Necklace. Mary Coriz Lovato, Santo Doimingo Pueblo. Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian.

Heishi Shell, Turquoise, Coral, Jet, & Silver Necklace. Mary Coriz Lovato, Santo Doimingo Pueblo.
Photo Courtesy of the Smithsonian.