Kewa Pueblo Double Strand Necklace
Kewa Pueblo Double Strand Necklace
Kewa Pueblo Double Strand Necklace
Kewa Pueblo Double Strand Necklace

Kewa Pueblo Double Strand Necklace

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Kewa Pueblo jeweler, Pablita Bailon, made this double strand, hand-rolled catlinite and sterling silver necklace.  She added one small natural red coral bead.  The hand-made sterling silver beads give it a a bit of added weight which feels so good!  It ends with sterling silver cones and a hook and eye clasp.  More about hand-rolled beads below.

Length: 18.75" Long

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!