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 - Bluejoy Genuine Natural American Turquoise 3-8mm Graduated Heishi Bead 16-inch Strand for Jewelry Making
Bluejoy Genuine Natural American Turquoise 3-8mm Graduated Heishi Bead 16-inch Strand for Jewelry

The literal meaning of heishi is "shell" and specifically refers to pieces of shell which have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces. More and more frequently, however, heishi (pronounced hee-shee) has come to refer to hand-made tiny beads made of any natural material, like turquoise.The origin of heishi is fascinating indeed, and is inescapably linked to the ancient history of the people most proficient in its making, the Santo Domingo and San Felipe Pueblo Indians. It is safe to say that this is the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico (and perhaps in North America), pre-dating the introduction of metals.When one looks at a string of heishi, the first reaction is frequently "how on earth can a person do that?" or "to be so perfect, it must be done by machines." The truth is, if it seems exquisitely perfect, it was most likely made by the hands of a highly-skilled, extremely patient craftsperson.Today, turquoise heishi element is becoming more and more popular in Native American jewelry designs. Artists and designers have developed great number of selections of heishi related turquoise jewelry lines and collections in Southwest America.With just a few simple steps of stringing, a gorgeous heishi necklace can be easily created with our heishi bead stra...

  • Brand: Bluejoy Turquoise
  • ASIN: B07DLHSX2T
  • UPC: 717775723941
 - Brass Heishi Beads - Full Strand of Fair Trade Beading Supplies - The Bead Chest (6mm, Brass)
Brass Heishi Beads - Full Strand of Fair Trade Beading Supplies - The Bead Chest (6mm,

Take a look at this great strand of Brass beads fashioned in a heishi shape. Each strand is 16" long with approximately 270 beads measuring 1.5 x 6mm. These great beads are highly versatile and may be used as spacers or accents in your unique designs. A great addition to your beading toolkit!Please note: a large majority of The Bead Chest products are handmade. Therefore, the tone, brightness, and/or color of the product received may very from the photo. Additionally, any sizes and/or bead counts mentioned are approximations and may vary up to 10-15% from the stated number.

  • Color: Brass
  • Brand: The Bead Chest
  • ASIN: B01MQZM907
 - TheBeadChest Silver Heishi 3mm Beads, Full Strand of Metal Spacers for DIY Jewelry Design
TheBeadChest Silver Heishi 3mm Beads, Full Strand of Metal Spacers for DIY Jewelry

These beautiful metal beads are crafted to perfection. You will receive a full strand of beads measuring approximately 24" in length, with beads measuring approximately 1 x 3mm (hole size of approximately 1mm). Please note, "silver" is used to attribute to color of beads. Beads do not contain sterling silver.Please note: a large majority of The Bead Chest products are handmade. Therefore, the tone, brightness, and/or color of the product received may very from the photo. Additionally, any sizes and/or bead counts mentioned are approximations and may vary up to 10-15% from the stated number.

  • Color: Silver
  • Brand: The Bead Chest
  • ASIN: B07RWCMQ8M
 - White 4mm Glass Heishi Beads - 23
White 4mm Glass Heishi Beads - 23" Strand of Indonesian Java Glass Spacer Beads for Crafts & Jewelry Making - The Bead

These blue java glass heishi beads are handmade by independent artisans on the island of Java. Pay close attention and you will notice a very special heishi shape, coupled with a beautiful texture. These beads are perfect to use as in your ethnic jewelry designs. These beads measure approximately 1 x 3-4mm, with a hole size of 2mm. Each strand measures approximately 23 inches in length. Multiple strands pictured. Each strand sold individually. Great quality at a wholesale value!Please note: a large majority of The Bead Chest products are handmade. Therefore, the tone, brightness, and/or color of the product received may very from the photo. Additionally, any sizes and/or bead counts mentioned are approximations and may vary up to 10-15% from the stated number.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: The Bead Chest
  • ASIN: B0752B8KWR
 - Copper Heishi Beads - Full Strand Ethiopian Metal Spacers for Jewelry Making - The Bead Chest (4mm)
Copper Heishi Beads - Full Strand Ethiopian Metal Spacers for Jewelry Making - The Bead Chest

Take a look at this great strand of Copper beads fashioned in a heishi shape. Each strand is 28" long with approximately 200 beads measuring 2 x 4mm diameter. These great beads are highly versatile and may be used as spacers or accents in your unique designs. A great addition to your beading toolkit!Please note: a large majority of The Bead Chest products are handmade. Therefore, the tone, brightness, and/or color of the product received may very from the photo. Additionally, any sizes and/or bead counts mentioned are approximations and may vary up to 10-15% from the stated number.

  • Color: Copper
  • Brand: The Bead Chest
  • ASIN: B01AEU12ZW
 - Coconut Heishi Beads Strand Dark Brown Tan for Jewlery Making, Rosaries, Crafts (8mm)
Coconut Heishi Beads Strand Dark Brown Tan for Jewlery Making, Rosaries, Crafts

Natural coconut wood bead strands Qty: 1 strand (approx 88pc)Size: 8w x 3.5hHole: 1mmStyle: Heishi bead Material: CoconutColor: Natural/ Brown

  • Color: Natural / Dark Brown
  • Brand: Sodacraft
  • ASIN: B07DYQRK1X
  • UPC: 717125293612
 - Multicolored Pectin Shell Heishi Beads (7 - 8 mm / 16 Inches Strand)
Multicolored Pectin Shell Heishi Beads (7 - 8 mm / 16 Inches

Our Pectin shell heishi beads are the finest that an artist could ever ask for. These beads are natural and the Pectin sea shell used to make them are hand picked from the beautiful beaches of the Philippines. What you see is the shell's natural color and none of them were dyed. It has a diameter of 7 - 8 mm and a length of 16 inches per strand which is perfect for small or even bigger projects.

  • Brand: Local Bead Shop
  • ASIN: B01H2D1XRQ
  • UPC: 715255957619
 - Cherry Blossom Beads Large Hole 2.5mm Drilled Matte Sodalite Beads 3-5x10mm Heishi - 8 Inch Strand
Cherry Blossom Beads Large Hole 2.5mm Drilled Matte Sodalite Beads 3-5x10mm Heishi - 8 Inch

Large Hole 2.5mm Drilled Matte Sodalite Beads 3-5x10mm Heishi - 8 Inch Strand

  • Color: Matte Sodalite
  • Brand: Cherry Blossom Beads
  • ASIN: B01BO3C8WE
  • UPC: 659123109345
 - Kenya Silver Heishi Beads - Full Strand of 3mm African Metal Disk Spacers - The Bead Chest
Kenya Silver Heishi Beads - Full Strand of 3mm African Metal Disk Spacers - The Bead

Beautiful African metal heishi beads from the villages of Kenya. These ethnic fair trade spacer beads come in a 3 x 1mm disk shape and are versatile enough to use in all sorts of boho, tribal, and ethnic jewelry. Available in three colors: brass, copper, and silver washed base metal.Please note: a large majority of The Bead Chest products are handmade. Therefore, the tone, brightness, and/or color of the product received may very from the photo. Additionally, any sizes and/or bead counts mentioned are approximations and may vary up to 10-15% from the stated number.

  • Color: Silver
  • Brand: The Bead Chest
  • ASIN: B01MUDMPBX
 - Red Coral Heishi Beads Gemstone 16
Red Coral Heishi Beads Gemstone 16" Strand 2x4mm 3x5mm 4x6mm

  • Brand: kakroz
  • ASIN: B07PQRWVTY

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Santo Domingo / Kewa Bead Maker, Nick Rosetta

Heishi Bead Strand

Nick Rosetta is an artist from the Santo Domingo (Kewa) Tribe in New Mexico. He is an expert at the art of hand rolling "Heishi" Beads. Learn more about Nick and how he makes his beautiful art. Video Credit: Nick Rosetta

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Santo Domingo 4 Strand Spiny Oyster Bead Necklace by Ken & Angie Aguilar (#01)

Heishi Bead Strand

Kenneth and Angie Aguilar are well-known Santo Domingo bead makers, and this orange spiny oyster necklace illustrates their talents. The beads in this necklace are hand formed on a sanding wheel one by one. So I’m sure you can appreciate the time it took to make all 4 strands. The colors of oran...

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Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Handmade Bead Necklace by Melissa Lovato (#06)

Heishi Bead Strand

See it here —} http://bit.ly/1RqkqNP Melissa Lovato has taken up the traditional bead making skills of her famous father, Ray. Using Royston turquoise she has cut and polished until a fabulous string of beads emerged. Apparently Melissa has been a diligent understudy, because her craftsperson...

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