melon shell necklace

$120.00

hand-rolled melon shell and turquoise necklace from the santo domingo tribe of new mexico.  the melon pieces are strung on a wire then rolled back and forth on a sanding wheel to shape, then each is sanded before being restrung for a necklace.  the same is done with the turquoise.  the smooth progressive size of the pieces makes this an extraordinary piece of jewelry.  stunning