A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace
A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace
A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace
A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace
A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace

A Lot of Ocean & Bit of Sky Necklace

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Kewa Pueblo jeweler, Alexandria Coriz, made this ten strand, hand-rolled necklace.  The beads include white shell, brown pen shell, natural red and orange coral, turquoise, jet, catlinite.  It has a traditional wrap of waxed cord.  More about hand-rolled beads below.

Size: 25" Long - Widest Bead is .24"

Hand-rolled beads are made by chipping out pieces of stone or shell.  A hole is drilled into the center of each chip.  The chips are strung on a wire and rolled, and rolled, and rolled until they are all the same width.  Sometimes they are graduated – a difficult task!  They are then polished until smooth.  There are hand-rolled necklaces from Kewa Pueblo that are over a thousand years old.  In the “old days”, the holes were drilled with a hand-pump drill, strung on handmade string, and rolled on sandstone.   There is nothing quite like hand-rolled Kewa beads!